Carphochaete

A. Gray

Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. 4: 65. 1849.

Etymology: Greek karphos, chaff, and chaite, long bristle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 486. Mentioned on page 460.
 TaxonIllustrator 
FNA21 P72 Stevia serrata.jpegStevia serrata
Carphochaete bigelovii
Trichocoronis wrightii var. wrightii
Linny Heagy
Linny Heagy
Linny Heagy

Subshrubs or shrubs, (8–) 20–45 (–120+) [–300] cm. Stems erect [decumbent], branched from bases and/or ± throughout. Leaves cauline; opposite [alternate]; sessile; blades 1 (–3) -nerved, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate to linear, faces glabrate or puberulent, glanddotted (in pits). Heads discoid, usually borne singly or in pairs [in ± cymiform arrays]. Involucres cylindric [turbinate], [2–] 3–5 mm diam. Phyllaries persistent (at least outer), 8–12+ in 3–4+ series, not notably nerved, deltate-ovate to oblong, lanceolate, or linear, unequal. Receptacles flat to slightly convex (glabrous), epaleate [partially paleate]. Florets 3–4 [–6+]; corollas white or pink to purple, throats narrowly funnelform (sometimes puberulent inside), lobes 5, narrowly triangular to linear (adaxially densely papillose); styles: bases enlarged, glabrous, branches ± filiform (appendages cylindric or slightly flattened, densely papillose). Cypselae subcylindric, [4–] 8–10-ribbed, ± hirtellous; pappi persistent, of 0–5+ muticous, erose, lacerate, or lanceolate to subulate scales (1–4 mm) plus [5–] 9–12+ aristate scales (10–15 mm) [coroniform]. x = 11, 12.

Distribution

sw United States, Mexico

Discussion

Species 7 (1 in the flora).

"fine" is not a number.

... more about "Carphochaete"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
spiciform +, racemiform +, paniculiform +  and corymbiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
David J. Keil +
A. Gray +
decurrent +
enlarged +
1(-3)-nerved +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
oblanceolate;linear +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
filiform +
pink +  and purple +
subcylindric +
fertile +  and bisexual +
sw United States +  and Mexico +
Greek karphos, chaff, and chaite, long bristle +
puberulent +  and glabrate +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
in usually determinate , rarely indeterminate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
narrowly triangular +  and linear +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
8 +  and 12 +
Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;slightly convex +
turner1987b +
9 +  and 12 +
aristate +, lanceolate +  and subulate +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Carphochaete +
Asteraceae tribe Eupatorieae +
perennial +, biennial +  and annual +
shrub +  and subshrub +