Pectis papposa var. papposa

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 228. Mentioned on page 227, 229.

Plants 1–20 cm. Leaves 10–30 mm. Peduncles 3–10(–25) mm. Phyllaries 3–5 mm. Ray corollas 3–6 mm. Disc florets 6–14(–18); corollas 2–3.5(–4) mm. Cypselae 2–4.5 mm; disc pappi 1–2.5 mm. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Dec.
Habitat: Deserts, desert grasslands, dry woodlands, roadsides
Elevation: -60–1500 m



Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Utah, Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora).


Variety papposa is widely distributed in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts and reaches the western fringes of the Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, where it intergrades with var. grandis in some localities.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

David J. Keil +
Harvey & A. Gray +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +, Sinaloa +  and Sonora). +
-60–1500 m +
Deserts, desert grasslands, dry woodlands, roadsides +
Flowering Jun–Dec. +
Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Tageteae +
Pectis papposa var. papposa +
Pectis papposa +
variety +