Astranthium robustum

(Shinners) De Jong

Publ. Mus. Michigan State Univ., Biol. Ser. 2: 521. 1965

Common names: Texas western-daisy
Basionyms: Astranthium integrifolium var. robustum Shinners Field & Lab. 18: 158. 1950
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 204.
Annuals, taprooted. Stems usually 3–8, decumbent-ascending, sometimes 1, erect. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline 20–45 × 5–11 mm. Involucres 4–6.8 mm. Ray florets 18–35; corolla laminae white or abaxially lavender, often drying pinkish, 8–13 mm. Disc floret corollas 3.2–3.8 mm. Cypselae 1.4–2.1 × 0.7–1.2 mm, faces minutely, glandular-papillate-pebbly, uniformly sparsely to moderately glochidiate-hairy. 2n = 6.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Disturbed sites in sandy or rocky soil, mesas, canyons, pine flats, roadsides, ditches
Elevation: 800–1400 m


Astranthium robustum is known only from the trans-Pecos region.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


Facts about "Astranthium robustum"
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
Authority(Shinners) De Jong +
BasionymsAstranthium integrifolium var. robustum +
Common nameTexas western-daisy +
DistributionTex. +
Elevation800–1400 m +
HabitatDisturbed sites in sandy or rocky soil, mesas, canyons, pine flats, roadsides, ditches +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–Jun. +
Publication titlePubl. Mus. Michigan State Univ., Biol. Ser. +
Publication year1965 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V20 454.xml +
SynonymsCompositae +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameAstranthium robustum +
Taxon parentAstranthium +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +