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w North America, nw Mexico.
Some local populations and regional population systems of corethrogynes present distinct general appearances, and the plants have been variously partitioned into three to seven or more species with various numbers of infraspecific taxa (33 basionyms have been linked to the name Corethrogyne). M. A. Lane (1992) referred the plants to a single species with two varieties within Lessingia, and J. P. Saroyan et al. (2000) treated them as a single species with two varieties within Corethrogyne. We take the consolidation one step further and recognize a single, polymorphic species with no infraspecific taxa. For further discussion and additional synonymy, see Saroyan et al.
|Author||Staci Markos + and John L. Strother +|
|Common name||Sandaster +|
|Etymology||Greek korethron, broom, and gyne, female, alluding to style-branch appendages +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Taxon name||Corethrogyne +|
|Taxon parent||Asteraceae tribe Astereae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 20 +|