Isocoma azteca

G. L. Nesom

Phytologia70: 84. 1991

Common names: Apache jimmyweed
Found in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 444. Mentioned on page 440.
Herbage glabrous, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular, not resinous. Leaf blades narrowly oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, 20–50 mm, margins shallowly to deeply pinnatifid (lobes in 3–8 evenly arranged pairs, apically aristate). Involucres 7–8 × 5–7.5 mm. Phyllary apices green to greenish yellow, not aristate, sparsely to prominently gland-dotted, without resin pockets. Florets 18–25; corollas 5–6 mm. Cypsela ribs not forming apical hornlike extensions.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Slopes, river edges, sandy to clay soils, gypseous or saline, badlands in pinyon-juniper woodlands, commonly with Atriplex
Elevation: 1500–1800 m

Distribution

Ariz., N.Mex.

Discussion

Isocoma azteca is similar to I. rusbyi in most features and perhaps most closely related to it; the pinnate leaves of I. azteca are distinctive. The two taxa are essentially contiguous in range along the New Mexico-Arizona border and their interaction in natural populations needs to be studied.

References

None.

Facts about "Isocoma azteca"
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
Common nameApache jimmyweed +
Elevation1500–1800 m +
HabitatSlopes, river edges, sandy to clay soils, gypseous or saline, badlands in pinyon-juniper woodlands, commonly with Atriplex +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering Jul–Sep. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameIsocoma azteca +
Taxon parentIsocoma +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +