Perityle megalocephala var. oligophylla

A. M. Powell

Sida 5: 91, fig. 6. 1973.

Common names: Small-leaved rock daisy
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 327. Mentioned on page 325.

Plants 15–35 cm. Leaves: petioles 0–4 mm; blades linear to lanceolate, 4–10(–15) × 1–4(–6) mm. Pappi 0, or of single bristles (sometimes plus callous crowns or vestigial, hyaline scales). 2n = 68.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall (depending on rains).
Habitat: Rocky slopes
Elevation: 1300–2500 m


Variety oligophylla is ephemeral in northern exposures or protected areas in mountains in the Death Valley region. At least some leaves are linear and the heads and habit are generally smaller than in var. megalocephala.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Sharon C. Yarborough +  and A. Michael Powell +
A. M. Powell +
Laphamia megalocephala +
Small-leaved rock daisy +
1300–2500 m +
Rocky slopes +
Flowering spring–fall (depending on rains). +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Amauriinae +
Perityle megalocephala var. oligophylla +
Perityle megalocephala +
variety +