Monoptilon bellioides

(A. Gray) H. M. Hall
Univ. California Publ. Bot. 3: 75. 1907.
Common names: Mojave or bristly desertstar
Basionym: Eremiastrum bellioides A. Gray Pl. Nov. Thurb., 321. 1854
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 210.

Stems often prominently reddish purple. Phyllary margins proximally with sharply delimited, white-scarious portions, lacerate-ciliate at base. Disc floret corollas glabrous or nearly so. Pappi outer crowns of paleae or narrow squamellae 0.5–1 mm plus inner of 8–15 barbellate bristles, length 1/2–1/3 disc corollas. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering Jan–May.
Habitat: Sandy or gravelly flats or washes, dunes
Elevation: 100–900 m



Ariz., Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California, Sonora).


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Guy L. Nesom +
(A. Gray) H. M. Hall +
Eremiastrum bellioides +
Mojave or bristly desertstar +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Mexico (Baja California +  and Sonora). +
100–900 m +
Sandy or gravelly flats or washes, dunes +
Flowering Jan–May. +
Univ. California Publ. Bot. +
Compositae +
Monoptilon bellioides +
Monoptilon +
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