Geraea viscida

(A. Gray) S. F. Blake

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 49: 357. 1913.

Common names: Sticky desert-sunflower
Basionym: Encelia viscida A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11: 78. 1876
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 122.

Perennials, 30–100 cm (caudices underground); herbage densely glandular-puberulent and ± bristly. Leaves sessile; blades green, ovate to oblong, 3–9 cm, bases ± auriculate, margins entire or dentate, apices obtuse, faces glandular-puberulent to stipitate-glandular. Heads usually borne singly. Involucres 10–15 mm. Phyllaries green, narrowly lance-oblong, apices obtuse (abaxial faces densely glandular-puberulent). Ray florets 0. Disc corollas 6–8 mm. Cypselae 7–10 mm; pappi 3–5 mm. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Openings in chaparral
Elevation: 400–1700 m



Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


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Lower Taxa

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Curtis Clark +
(A. Gray) S. F. Blake +
Encelia viscida +
Sticky desert-sunflower +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
400–1700 m +
Openings in chaparral +
Flowering May–Jul. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Enceliinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Engelmanniinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Spilanthinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Verbesininae +  and Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Zinniinae +
Geraea viscida +
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