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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 21 | Asteraceae | Asteraceae tribe Heliantheae

187m.7. Asteraceae Martinov (tribe Heliantheae) subtribe Zaluzaniinae H. Robinson, Phytologia. 41: 44. 1978.

Perennials or subshrubs [shrubs], 30–80[–250+] cm. Leaves mostly cauline [basal]; mostly alternate (proximal sometimes opposite); petiolate; blades deltate to cordate [ovate to lanceolate], sometimes ± palmately 3-lobed [dissected], ultimate margins [entire] toothed, faces ± strigillose [often whitened with close-set hairs) and/or gland-dotted. Heads radiate [discoid], in loose, corymbiform [paniculiform] arrays [borne singly]. Calyculi 0. Involucres hemispheric. Phyllaries persistent, 10–25 in 2–3+ series (distinct, lanceolate to linear, subequal, ± herbaceous). Receptacles convex to conic, paleate (paleae often greenish, ± conduplicate, herbaceous to scarious, entire or 3-toothed). Ray florets [0, or 4–]8–10, pistillate, fertile; corollas yellow (laminae often with 9–12+ brownish nerves). Disc florets 30–100+, bisexual, fertile; corollas yellow, tubes shorter than or about equaling cylindric to urceolate throats (bases of tubes often dilated over tops of ovaries and/or cypselae, tubes and throats often glandular-puberulent), lobes 5, deltate; anther thecae dark; stigmatic papillae continuous. Cypselae (blackish) ± compressed [clavate to prismatic, ± 3–4-angled], often arcuate, glabrous [hairy]; pappi 0 (ray and disc) [of 3–8, subulate to setiform scales or bristles (ray)].

Genera 3, species 13 (1 species in the flora): sw United States, Mexico.

Other members of Zaluzaniinae in the sense of H. Robinson (1981) have been placed in Neurolaeninae and in Helianthinae.

Lower Taxon


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