Ericameria brachylepis

(A. Gray) H. M. Hall

Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 3: 56. 1907.

Common names: Boundary goldenbush chaparral goldenweed
Basionym: Bigelowia brachylepis A. Gray in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California 1: 614. 1876 (as Bigelovia)
Synonyms: Haplopappus propinquus S. F. Blake
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 55. Mentioned on page 53.

Plants 10–200 cm. Stems erect to spreading, green when young, fastigiately branched, glabrous, gland-dotted (in pits), resinous. Leaves ascending to spreading; blades linear to narrowly elliptic (usually terete to sulcate adaxially), 10–25 × 0.8–1.5 mm, midnerves obscure to evident, apices usually acute, rarely rounded, sometimes mucronate, faces glabrous or sparsely hairy, gland-dotted (in circular, deep pits), resinous; axillary fascicles of 2–10 leaves, shorter than subtending leaves. Heads in racemiform to paniculiform arrays (1–15 × ca. 8 cm). Peduncles 3–20 mm (leafy or bracteate). Involucres turbinate, 4–6 × 2–5 mm. Phyllaries 15–22 in 3–4 series, tan, ovate to elliptic, 2.5–7 × 0.6–1.5 mm, unequal, outer ± herbaceous, mid and inner mostly chartaceous, midnerves darker, strongly raised, uniform in widths, resinous, (margins membranous, ciliate especially distally) apices erect, acute, abaxial faces glabrous. Ray florets usually 0, rarely 1–2; laminae elliptic, 4–6 × 1–1.5 mm. Disc florets 6–16(–22); corollas 5–6.5 mm. Cypselae tan to purple, 3.5–4 mm (7–8 ribbed), densely hairy; pappi off-white to brown, sometimes reddish, 5–6.5 mm. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Open rocky slopes, chaparral and desert scrub
Elevation: 400–1500 m



Ariz., Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


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Lower Taxa

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Lowell E. Urbatsch +, Loran C. Anderson +, Roland P. Roberts +  and Kurt M. Neubig +
(A. Gray) H. M. Hall +
Bigelowia brachylepis +
Boundary goldenbush +  and chaparral goldenweed +
Ariz. +, Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
400–1500 m +
Open rocky slopes, chaparral and desert scrub +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. +
Haplopappus propinquus +
Ericameria brachylepis +
Ericameria +
species +