Monoptilon bellioides

(A. Gray) H. M. Hall

Univ. California Publ. Bot. 3: 75. 1907

Common names: Mojave or bristly desertstar
Basionyms: 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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Facts about "Monoptilon bellioides"
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
Authority(A. Gray) H. M. Hall +
BasionymsEremiastrum bellioides +
Common nameMojave or bristly desertstar +
DistributionAriz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Mexico (Baja California + and Sonora). +
Elevation100–900 m +
HabitatSandy or gravelly flats or washes, dunes +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering Jan–May. +
Publication titleUniv. California Publ. Bot. +
Publication year1907 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V20 470.xml +
SynonymsCompositae +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameMonoptilon bellioides +
Taxon parentMonoptilon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +