Ericameria nauseosa var. arenaria

(L. C. Anderson) G. L. Nesom & G. I. Baird

Phytologia75: 85. 1993

Common names: Sand rabbitbrush
Synonyms: Chrysothamnus nauseosus arenarius
Basionyms: Chrysothamnus nauseosus arenarius
Found in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 64. Mentioned on page 63.
Plants 70–120 cm. Stems grayish green, moderately leafy, moderately compactly tomentose. Leaves grayish green; blades 1-nerved, linear, 40–75 × 0.8–1.1 mm, faces tomentose. Involucres 16–19 mm. Phyllaries (19–)22–27 (in strongly vertical ranks), apices ± recurved, cuspidate-aristate, abaxial faces glabrous or glabrescent. Corollas 12–14.2 mm, tubes glabrous, lobes 1.2–2 mm, glabrous; style appendages longer than stigmatic portions. Cypselae hairy; pappi 9.6–12.7 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Sandhills and sandstone cliffs
Elevation: 1500–2000 m


Ariz., N.Mex., Utah.




AuthorLowell E. Urbatsch +, Loran C. Anderson +, Roland P. Roberts + and Kurt M. Neubig +
BasionymChrysothamnus nauseosus arenarius +
Common nameSand rabbitbrush +
Elevation1500–2000 m +
HabitatSandhills and sandstone cliffs +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering late summer–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymChrysothamnus nauseosus arenarius +
Taxon nameEricameria nauseosa var. arenaria +
Taxon parentEricameria nauseosa +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 20 +