in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound.2(1): 84. 1859
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Nov.
Habitat: Dry rocky ground in coniferous forests
Elevation: 1300–2000 m
Baccharis bigelovii occurs in the general Chihuahuan Desert region in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, and in the Chiricahua and Huachuca mountains of Arizona. It is recognized by the relatively short stature, obovate, coarsely and irregularly serrate leaves, erose-ciliate phyllaries, and 5-nerved cypselae. It is similar to B. thesioides, which differs mainly by having narrower, more oblong leaves with more evenly serrate margins and spinulose teeth. Further investigation may show these two taxa to be different geographic expressions of a single species centered in Mexico.
|Author||Scott D. Sundberg† + and David J. Bogler +|
|Common name||Bigelow’s false willow +|
|Elevation||1300–2000 m +|
|Habitat||Dry rocky ground in coniferous forests +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering Aug–Nov. +|
|Taxon name||Baccharis bigelovii +|
|Taxon parent||Baccharis +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 20 +|