Ericameria zionis

(L. C. Anderson) G. L. Nesom

Phytologia 68: 153. 1990.

Common names: Subalpine or cedar breaks goldenbush
EndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Haplopappus zionis L. C. Anderson Great Basin Naturalist 43: 360, fig. 2. 1983
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 77. Mentioned on page 52.

Plants 10–30 cm. Stems decumbent to ascending, green when young, often reddish tinged, soon reddish brown to brown, branched, twigs long-stipitate-glandular (sometimes with crinkly hairs interspersed). Leaves mostly erect or ascending; blades spatulate (flat), 25–40 × 2.5–7 mm, midnerves (plus 2 smaller, collateral nerves) evident, apices acuminate, faces long-stipitate-glandular; fascicles absent. Heads in (leafy) congested, paniculiform to cymiform arrays (1–4 cm wide). Peduncles 3–15 mm (long-stipitate-glandular, bracts 0–3, phyllary-like). Involucres turbinate to narrowly campanulate, 14–22 × 6–8 mm. Phyllaries 17–23 in 2–4 series, tan to green, lanceolate to elliptic, 10–14 × 1.6–2.7 mm, subequal (outer often slightly longer than inner), outer herbaceous or with herbaceous cusps, inner mostly chartaceous, midnerves (often plus 2 collateral nerves) evident, (margins villous distally) apices acute to acuminate, abaxial faces stipitate-glandular, inner sometimes glabrous. Ray florets 0. Disc florets 10–21; corollas 9.5–12 mm. Cypselae tan to reddish, ellipsoid, 7–8 mm, glabrous or apically hairy; pappi off-white to brown, sometimes reddish, 9–9.5 mm. 2n = 18 [as Haplopappus bloomeri subsp. compactus].

Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Gravelly to sandy clay soils with manzanita, spruce, fir, and pine
Elevation: 2400–3100 m


Of conservation concern.

Ericameria zionis is known from southern Utah.

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Lower Taxa

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Lowell E. Urbatsch +, Loran C. Anderson +, Roland P. Roberts +  and Kurt M. Neubig +
(L. C. Anderson) G. L. Nesom +
Haplopappus zionis +
Subalpine or cedar breaks goldenbush +
2400–3100 m +
Gravelly to sandy clay soils with manzanita, spruce, fir, and pine +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Haplopappus sect. Asiris +, Haplopappus sect. Ericameria +, Haplopappus sect. Macronema +  and Haplopappus sect. Stenotopsis +
Ericameria zionis +
Ericameria +
species +