Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis
Phytologia 67: 104. 1989.
Plants 50–150 cm. Leaves 8–20 (–30) mm, circular to flattened in cross-section; axillary leaves 2–10 per fascicle. Phyllaries: midnerves typically not evident on proximal 1/2, outer and mid subapical resin ducts strongly thickened. Florets 6–12 (–14). 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering fall.
Habitat: Sandy or somewhat clayey soils
Elevation: 100–800 m
Variety pachylepis ranges from Riverside to Ventura counties.
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