Heliomeris soliceps

(Barneby) W. F. Yates

Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 88: 370. 1979.

Common names: Tropical false goldeneye paria sunflower
EndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Viguiera soliceps Barneby Leafl. W. Bot. 10: 316. 1966
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 171. Mentioned on page 170.

Annuals, (2–) 10–30 (–40+) cm (taprooted). Stems strigillose. Leaves opposite (proximal) or alternate (distal); blades ovate to rhombic-ovate, 15–38 × 6–20+ mm, margins ciliate to 1/4 their lengths, hairs mostly less than 0.5 mm, faces hispid or strigose (abaxial not glanddotted). Heads 3–15+. Peduncles 7–28 cm, lengths 2–5 times leafy portions of stems. Involucres 7–10 mm diam. Phyllaries lanceolate, 5–6 mm. Paleae oblong, ca. 5 mm, cuspidate. Ray-florets 10–12; laminae ovate, 10–15 mm (glabrous). Disc-florets 25+; corollas 4 mm. Cypselae black or gray-striate, 2.8–3.3 mm.


Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Gumbo clay knolls and bluffs
Elevation: 1400–1500 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Heliomeris soliceps is characterized by the relatively long, scapiform peduncles rising beyond relatively short, leafy stems, and ovate to rhombic-ovate leaf blades that are relatively broader than those of most other members of the genus. Its blooming period is also significantly earlier than those of other members of Heliomeris. It is known from southern Utah, where it forms large populations.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broader" is not a number."-5timesleafyportions" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
pale +  and dark +
connate +  and distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
cymiform +  and paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Edward E. Schilling +
(Barneby) W. F. Yates +
decurrent +
Viguiera soliceps +
1(-3)-nerved +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
ovate;rhombic-ovate +
6mm;20mm +
winged;ribbed;winged;ribbed +
tuberculate +  and rugose +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
Tropical false goldeneye +  and paria sunflower +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
gray-striate +  and black +
hairy +  and glabrous +
obpyramidal +  and 4-angled +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
1400–1500 m +
strigose +  and hispid +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Gumbo clay knolls and bluffs +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
in cymiform to paniculiform arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
homogamous +  and heterogamous +
each +  and sessile +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
hemispheric +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
subsessile +  and sessile +
alternate +  and opposite +
triangular +
0 +  and 1/4 +
2-carpellate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +
persistent +
coroniform +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (28 cm280 mm <br />0.28 m <br />) +
Flowering May–Jun. +
14 +  and 25 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +  and glabrous +
papillate +
Viguiera sect. Heliomeris +
Heliomeris soliceps +
Heliomeris +
species +
campanulate +
toothed +  and entire +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
shrub +  and subshrub +