Benitoa occidentalis

(H. M. Hall) D. D. Keck
Leafl. W. Bot. 8: 26. 1956.
Basionym: Haplopappus occidentalis H. M. Hall Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 389: 214, fig. 72. 1928
Synonyms: Lessingia occidentalis (H. M. Hall) M. A. Lane
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 450.

Leaf blades 20–80+ × 3–15+ mm. Phyllaries ± lanceolate, 1–10 mm. Ray laminae 5–7+ mm. Disc corollas 4–5+ mm. Cypselae 3–4 mm; pappi 3–4 mm. 2n = 10.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Nov.
Habitat: Serpentine outcrops and clay slopes
Elevation: 300–1000 m


Benitoa occidentalis is known only from the inner South Coast Ranges, southern San Benito County, and adjacent Fresno and Monterey counties.

Selected References


Lower Taxa