Conoclinium betonicifolium

(Miller) R. M. King & H. Robinson

Phytologia 19: 300. 1970.

Common names: Betony-leaf mistflower
Basionym: Eupatorium betonicifolium Miller Gard. Dict. ed. 8, Eupatorium no. 9. 1768
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 479.

Stems decumbent or procumbent (rooting at nodes). Leaf-blades usually oblong to oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate to ovate, sometimes triangular, 2.5–5 (–11) cm, bases cordate, obtuse, or truncate (often subauriculate), margins usually crenate to dentate, rarely entire, apices rounded to obtuse. Phyllaries ca. 4 mm. Corollas blue to purple, 2.5–3 mm. Cypselae 1.2–1.8 mm, glabrous; pappi: bristle tips dilated.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaf blades mostly oblong to oblong-lanceolate, bases cordate to truncate (often subauriculate), margins crenate; coastal habitats Conoclinium betonicifolium var. betonicifolium
1 Leaf blades mostly oblanceolate to ovate, bases cordate, obtuse, or truncate, margins crenate or entire; inland habitats along streams and around lakes Conoclinium betonicifolium var. integrifolium

"fine" is not a number.

not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Thomas F. Patterson +  and Guy L. Nesom +
(Miller) R. M. King & H. Robinson +
truncate +, obtuse +  and cordate +
not enlarged +
Eupatorium betonicifolium +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (11 cm110 mm <br />0.11 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
triangular +, usually oblong +  and oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
triangular;oblong;triangular;oblong;ovate-deltate;ovate;oblanceolate;deltate +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
filiform;linear-clavate +
Betony-leaf mistflower +
blue +  and purple +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Tex. +  and Mexico +
glabrate +  and puberulous villosulous or hispidulous +
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 /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
hemispheric +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
crenate to dentate +  and crenate +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
subequal +  and unequal +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
procumbent +  and decumbent +
erect +  and decumbent +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Conoclinium betonicifolium +
Conoclinium +
species +
50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br /> (200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br />) +
vine +, shrub +  and subshrub +