Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 4.2, Encelia virginensis  
 

 

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  Asteraceae Encelia virginensis
Scanned 16 October 2013.

Coll. No. 4.2, 16 Apr 1993, characters observed while keying: Perennial herb or subshrub, to 30 cm.; Hairs short white spreading, not glandular; Leaves, ?basal and cauline, generally alternate (can superficially appear opposite), abaxially strigose; Inflorescence, heads solitary, flowers of 2 kinds; Phyllaries in 2 series, outer 8 mm. × 1.8 mm. wide, inner slightly smaller, sometimes partially fused to ray flowers, without embedded oil glands; Receptacle paleate, enclosing disc ovaries; Pappus a low crown of scales on ray flowers and well-developed scales on disc flowers; Ray, yellow, blade elliptical, broad, 12 mm. ×6.5 mm., sterile; Fruit, compressed, margin thin, should be ciliate but unable to see in this specimen.

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