Ericameria nauseosa var. ceruminosa

(Durand & Hilgard) G. L. Nesom & G. I. Baird

Phytologia 75: 85. 1993

Common names: Desert rabbitbrush
Synonyms: Chrysothamnus nauseosus subsp. ceruminosus (Durand & Hilgard) H. M. Hall & ClementsChrysothamnus nauseosus var. ceruminosus (Durand & Hilgard) H. M. Hall
Basionyms: Linosyris ceruminosus Durand & Hilgard
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 65. Mentioned on page 63.
Plants 50–70 cm. Stems yellowish green, moderately leafy to nearly leafless, compact tomentose. Leaves yellowish green; blades 1-nerved, filiform, 10–30 × 0.7–1 mm, faces tomentulose. Involucres 7–8.5 mm. Phyllaries 16–26 (in vertical ranks), apices recurved, acuminate, abaxial faces tomentose to glabrate, glutinous. Corollas 6–7.5 mm, tubes glabrous, lobes 1.5–2.5 mm, glabrous; style appendages shorter than stigmatic portions. Cypselae hairy; pappi 4.5–6.7 mm.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Gravelly arroyos
Elevation: 700–1700 m


Variety ceruminosa grows in the Mojave Desert.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.