Sclerocarpus uniserialis

(Hooker) Bentham & Hooker f. ex Hemsley

Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 2: 164. 1881.

Basionym: Gymnopsis uniserialis Hooker Icon. Pl. 2: plate 145. 1837
Synonyms: Sclerocarpus uniserialis var. austrotexanus B. L. Turner
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Stems often densely hairy (hairs whitish, pustule-based, antrorse-appresssed, stiff). Leaf blades 2–5 cm, margins toothed mostly distally, apices acute. Peduncles 3–10 cm. Ray laminae rotundly elliptic, 5–15 mm. Disc corollas usually yellow with reddish veins (sometimes purple). Cypselae: perigynia brown, ± warty. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–winter.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, caliche, limestone, and sandy soils
Elevation: 0–300 m



Tex., Mexico, Central America (Guatemala).


Of the four varieties sometimes recognized within Sclerocarpus uniserialis, only var. uniserialis and var. austrotexanus B. L. Turner occur within the flora area. Variety austrotexanus is said to differ by having the disc corollas longer and more uniformly purple and by growing mainly on dunes.

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Lower Taxa

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(Hooker) Bentham & Hooker f. ex Hemsley +
Gymnopsis uniserialis +
Tex. +, Mexico +  and Central America (Guatemala). +
0–300 m +
Disturbed sites, caliche, limestone, and sandy soils +
Flowering late summer–winter. +
Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. +
Illustrated +
Sclerocarpus uniserialis var. austrotexanus +
Sclerocarpus uniserialis +
Sclerocarpus +
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