Acourtia wrightii

(A. Gray) Reveal & R. M. King
Phytologia 27: 232. 1973.
Common names: Brownfoot
Basionym: Perezia wrightii A. Gray Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 127. 1852
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 74. Mentioned on page 73.

Plants 30–120 cm. Leaves cauline; sessile; blades oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 2.5–13 cm, bases sagittate or clasping, margins dentate to denticulate, faces minutely stipitate-glandular and/or hirtellous (reticulate). Heads in corymbiform arrays. Involucres turbinate, 5–8 mm. Phyllaries in 2–3 series, linear to lanceolate, margins fimbrillate-glandular, apices obtuse to acute, abaxial faces glabrous or glandular-hairy. Receptacles reticulate (edges of sockets glandular). Florets 8–12; corollas pink or purple, 9–20 mm. Cypselae linear-fusiform, 2–6 mm, glandular-puberulent; pappi bright white, 9–12 mm. 2n = 54.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Nov.
Habitat: Gravel, caliche, or sandy loamy soils in open desert (Lower Sonoran Desert)
Elevation: 400–1400 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Zacatecas).

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Beryl B. Simpson +
(A. Gray) Reveal & R. M. King +
Perezia wrightii +
Brownfoot +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Chihuahua +, Coahuila +, Durango +, Nuevo León +, San Luis Potosí +, Sonora +  and Zacatecas). +
400–1400 m +
Gravel, caliche, or sandy loamy soils in open desert (Lower Sonoran Desert) +
Flowering Jun–Nov. +
Compositae +
Acourtia wrightii +
Acourtia +
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