Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus

(Harvey & A. Gray) A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts8: 634. 1873

Common names: Rayless goldenhead
Basionyms: Haplopappus sphaerocephalus
Found in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 185.
Leaf faces glabrous or hirtellous. Heads in loose, corymbiform arrays. Involucres hemispheric to globose, 7–10 mm wide. Rays 0.


sw United States.


Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

The two varieties were mapped as geographically intermingling in southern California (M. A. Lane 1988). Considerable variation in expression of vestiture occurs in the area where the hirtellous-leaved plants grow and identifications should be recognized as arbitrary.




1 Leaf margins and faces hirtellous Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. hirtellus
1 Leaf margins and faces glabrous, or margins sometimes hirtellous Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalus
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
BasionymHaplopappus sphaerocephalus +
Common nameRayless goldenhead +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAcamptopappus sphaerocephalus +
Taxon parentAcamptopappus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +