Ericameria suffruticosa

(Nuttall) G. L. Nesom
Phytologia 68: 153. 1990.
Common names: Singlehead goldenbush goldenweed
Endemic
Basionym: Macronema suffruticosa Nuttall Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 322. 1840
Synonyms: Haplopappus suffruticosus (Nuttall) A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 76. Mentioned on page 52.
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Plants 10–40 cm. Stems spreading to erect (bushes mostly broader than high), highly branched, green when young, becoming reddish brown, long-stipitate-glandular. Leaves ascending; blades oblanceolate, 5–40 × 2–7 mm, midnerves evident, (margins crispate) apices acute, faces long-stipitate-glandular; fascicles absent or of 1–3 leaves. Heads borne singly or (2–3) in (leafy) racemiform arrays (1–4 cm wide). Peduncles 2–20(–40) mm (bracts 1–10+, leaflike). Involucres campanulate, 9–15 × 10–15 mm. Phyllaries 17–31 in 2–3 series, green to tan, lanceolate to obovate, 8–18 × 1–4 mm, subequal, outer herbaceous or herbaceous-tipped, inner chartaceous to herbaceous-tipped, midnerves (+ 2 smaller, collateral nerves) often evident, (margins herbaceous or narrowly membranous, mostly stipitate glandular to fimbriate) apices acute to acuminate, abaxial faces stipitate-glandular. Ray florets (0–)1–8; laminae elliptic, 8–14 × 1.5–4 mm. Disc florets 15–40; corollas 8.5–10.5 mm. Cypselae narrowly turbinate to ellipsoid, 5.5–8 mm, villous; pappi tan, 7.5–9 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering mid summer–fall.
Habitat: Rocky slopes and ridges in conifer forests and alpine zones
Elevation: 2100–3500 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Wyo.

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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Lowell E. Urbatsch +, Loran C. Anderson +, Roland P. Roberts +  and Kurt M. Neubig +
(Nuttall) G. L. Nesom +
Macronema suffruticosa +
Singlehead goldenbush +  and goldenweed +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Wyo. +
2100–3500 m +
Rocky slopes and ridges in conifer forests and alpine zones +
Flowering mid summer–fall. +
Haplopappus suffruticosus +
Ericameria suffruticosa +
Ericameria +
species +