Brickellia coulteri var. brachiata

(A. Gray) B. L. Turner

Phytologia 68: 237. 1990.

Basionym: Brickellia brachiata A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 21: 385. 1886
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 497.

Leaf blades 10–40(–50) × 10–20 mm, midstem blades mostly 20–40(–50) mm. Peduncles 5–25 mm, pubescent, mostly lacking glandular hairs. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Oct.
Habitat: Open sandy areas, arid rocky slopes, desert canyons
Elevation: 400–2000 m



Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico.


Variety brachiata includes most specimens from Arizona, except those from lower side canyons of the Grand Canyon. Those plants are strongly gland-dotted and often have larger leaves characteristic of the type variety. Some plants from southeastern Arizona are not clearly differentiated.

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Lower Taxa