Pseudelephantopus spicatus

(Jussieu ex Aublet) C. F. Baker
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 12: 55. 1902.
IntroducedIllustrated
Basionyms: Elephantopus spicatus Jussieu ex Aublet Hist. Pl. Guian. 2: 808. 1775
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 204.

Leaf blades mostly 3–15(–20+) cm × 10–30(–45+) mm (including petioles), both faces sparsely pilose or hirsute, often glabrescent, abaxial resin-gland-dotted. Bracts 15–45+ × 2–5+ mm. Inner phyllaries 9–12 mm, sparsely hispidulous to pilosulous (hairs 0.1–0.3 mm), often glabrescent. Cypselae 7–8 mm; pappi 1–9+ mm (including aristae). 2n = 26, 28 [3 reports, all from outside flora].


Phenology: Flowering Jan (probably year-round).
Habitat: Open places on sandy soils
Elevation: 0–10+ m

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Pacific Islands.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

John L. Strother +
(Jussieu ex Aublet) C. F. Baker +
Elephantopus spicatus +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +  and Pacific Islands. +
0–10+ m +
Open places on sandy soils +
Flowering Jan (probably year-round). +
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Compositae +
Pseudelephantopus spicatus +
Pseudelephantopus +
species +