Psilostrophe cooperi

(A. Gray) Greene

Pittonia 2: 176. 1891.

Basionym: Riddellia cooperi A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 358. 1868
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 454. Mentioned on page 453.

Shrubs or subshrubs, (15–)25–30(–50+) cm. Stems pannose (white). Heads borne singly. Peduncles 35–60(–80+) mm. Involucres 6–8 mm. Rays 3–6; laminae (8–)12–20 mm, spreading to reflexed in fruit. Disc florets (6–)10–17(–25). Cypselae usually glabrous, sometimes gland-dotted; pappi of 4–6 oblong to ± lanceolate scales 2–2.5 mm. 2n = 32.

Phenology: Flowering (Feb–)Apr–Jun(–Dec).
Habitat: Creosote-bush scrub, sandy washes
Elevation: 100–2100 m



Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah, Mexico (Baja California, Sonora).


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