Isocoma menziesii var. sedoides

(Greene) G. L. Nesom

Phytologia 70: 99. 1991

Synonyms: Haplopappus venetus var. sedoides (Greene) MunzIsocoma veneta var. sedoides (Greene) Jepson
Basionyms: Bigelowia veneta var. sedoides Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 443. Mentioned on page 442.
Stems decumbent, prostrate, or commonly pendent from cliff edges; herbage glabrous, eglandular. Leaf blades broadly obovate or spatulate to oblanceolate, 25–40 × 6–9 mm, thick-fleshy, margins coarsely serrate. Heads in dense, capitate arrays. Corollas 5–7 mm. Cypselae 2.5–3.5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering (Apr–)Jun–Dec.
Habitat: Dunes, talus slopes, cliff edges, coastal scrub
Elevation: 0–20 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

The coastal habitats, low habit, and broad, fleshy-thick leaves of var. sedoides are characteristic. Intermediates with var. vernonioides have been collected at every locality where var. sedoides occurs, and some identifications will have to be made arbitrarily. H. M. Hall (1928) treated var. sedoides within var. vernonioides.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.