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7. Lessingia micradenia Greene, Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 2: 28. 1910.

Lessingia ramulosa A. Gray var. micradenia (Greene) J. T. Howell

Plants 5–60 cm. Stems erect, tan to brown, glabrous. Leaves: basal withering before flowering; cauline margins entire, faces usually eglandular, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular, abaxial glabrous or villous. Heads borne ± singly, at ends of branchlets. Involucres cylindric to narrowly obconic, 4–6 mm. Phyllaries purple-tipped, faces glabrous, stipitate-glandular or gland-dotted; inner scarious. Disc florets 3–10; corollas white to pale lavender (color more intense in tubes); style-branch appendages truncate-penicillate, 0.1–0.3 mm. Pappi tan, equal to or shorter than cypselae.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): California.

1 Phyllaries stipitate-glandular   7a Lessingia micradenia var. micradenia
+ Phyllaries not stipitate-glandular (sessile-glandular)   7b Lessingia micradenia var. glabrata


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