Gomphrena caespitosa

Torrey in W. H. Emory
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 181. 1859.
Common names: Tufted globe-amaranth
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 452. Mentioned on page 451.

Plants perennial, cespitose, 0.5–1.5 dm; roots primary, diffuse, woody. Stems ascending, with 1–2 pairs of leaves, sparsely villous, often glabrate. Leaves mostly basal; petiole to 3 cm; blade green, obovate or oblong, 3.5–7.5 × 2–3 cm, apex rounded or obtuse, densely grayish appressed-pilose. Inflorescences: heads white, subglobose, 10–17 mm diam.; bractlets not crested, margins dentate near apex. Flowers: tube densely white-pilose; perianth lobes white to yellow, linear to lanceolate, 4.5–5 mm, hyaline, apex obtuse. Utricles ovoid, 2 mm, apex acute. Seeds 1.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Open woodlands, especially oak-juniper woodlands, hillsides
Elevation: 600-2000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Mexico (Sonora).

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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Steven E. Clemants +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
Tufted globe-amaranth +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +  and Mexico (Sonora). +
600-2000 m +
Open woodlands, especially oak-juniper woodlands, hillsides +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
Illustrated +
Gomphrena caespitosa +
Gomphrena +
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