Egletes

Cassini

Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1817: 153. 1817.

Common names: Tropic daisy
Etymology: Greek aiglitis, splendor or glitter, perhaps alluding to heads
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 35. Mentioned on page 11.
 TaxonIllustrator 
FNA20 P02 Baccharis salicifolia.jpegBaccharis salicifolia
Baccharis sarothroides
Egletes viscosa
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Barbara Alongi

Annuals, 10–60 cm (gland-dotted; taprooted). Stems erect to decumbent, much branched, sometimes arachnose in early growth. Leaves basal and cauline; alternate; petiolate or sessile; blades (1-nerved) obovate to spatulate (bases clasping to subclasping), margins pinnatifid [lobed or toothed], (apices rounded to obtuse or acute) faces glabrous, villous, or tomentose, sometimes stipitate-glandular. Heads radiate, usually borne singly (axillary, apparently opposite leaves), or in loose corymbiform arrays. Involucres shallowly hemispheric or cupulate, ([3–] 4–6 × 4–10 mm). Phyllaries 10–25 in 2–3 series, lanceolate-triangular, subequal, thinly herbaceous, flat, margins scarious or not, abaxial faces glabrous or stipitate-glandular, villous, or tomentose. Receptacles conic, pitted, epaleate. Ray-florets 18–28 [16–200] (in 1 [–4] series, 1-nerved, midnerves barely evident), pistillate, fertile; corollas white to bluish white (laminae broad or filiform, longer or shorter than involucres). Disc-florets 130–300 bisexual, fertile; corollas yellow, tubular-funnelform (with slight differentiation of tubes and limbs), tubes shorter than throats, lobes 3–5, erect, deltate; style-branch appendages triangular. Cypselae oblong to narrowly obovoid, slightly compressed, 2-ribbed, glabrous or stipitate-glandular; pappi whitish, coroniform (cartilaginous crowns or shallow cups [broad, flaring]). x = 9.

Distribution

Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America

Discussion

Species 6 (1 in the flora).

The species of Egletes occur mostly in coastal habitats, from south Texas and Mexico through Central America, northern South America, and the Lesser Antilles. Plants are characterized by their low, herbaceous habit; glandular-resinous vestiture; narrow, multiseriate, often inconspicuous rays; conic receptacles; and compressed, glandular cypselae with coroniform pappi.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

... more about "Egletes"
tomentose +, villous +, stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually triangular +  and linear +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Guy L. Nesom +
Cassini +
decurrent +
compound +  and simple +
obovate;spatulate +
rugulose +  and muricate +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
Tropic daisy +
not 2-lipped +  and actinomorphic +
yellow +, white +  and bluish white +
stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
compressed +, oblong +  and narrowly obovoid +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America +
Greek aiglitis, splendor or glitter, perhaps alluding to heads +
stipitate-glandular +, tomentose +, villous +  and glabrous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
indeterminate +
heterogamous +  and homogamous +
each +  and sessile +
cupulate;hemispheric +
sessile +  and petiolate +
cauline +  and basal +
deltate +
dentate to pinnatifid +  and entire +
pinnatifid +
Not (?) +  and Scarious (?) +
2-carpellate +
coroniform +
lanceolate-triangular +
Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
erect +  and decumbent +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +  and smooth +
Compositae +
Egletes +
Asteraceae tribe Astereae +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
tree +, shrub +  and subshrub +