Malperia tenuis

S. Watson
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 24: 54. 1889.
Common names: Brownturbans
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 510.

Leaves: basal often withered by flowering, cauline 2–5 cm × 0.3–1.5 mm. Corollas 5–6 mm. Cypselae ca. 3 mm; pappi: muticous scales ca. 0.5 mm; aristate scales ca. 5 mm. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering (Jan–)Feb–Mar(–Apr).
Habitat: Gravelly and sandy washes and other alluvium, rocky hillsides, sandy flats, lava, desert scrub, creosote bush flats
Elevation: 10–700 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora).

Discussion

Malperia tenuis is recognized by its annual duration, linear leaves densely arranged along stems or concentrated near bases of stems, loosely arranged heads, and pappi of two kinds of scales.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Brownturbans +
Calif. +, Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +  and Sonora). +
10–700 m +
Gravelly and sandy washes and other alluvium, rocky hillsides, sandy flats, lava, desert scrub, creosote bush flats +
Flowering (Jan–)Feb–Mar(–Apr). +
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Illustrated +
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Malperia tenuis +
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