Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Perennials, 20–70 cm; taprooted, caudices woody. Stems erect, moderately to densely strigose (hairs appressed to ascending, 0.1–0.8(–2) mm, sometimes spreading at bases or throughout), eglandular or glands minute, non-capitate. Leaves basal (sometimes persistent) and cauline; blades oblanceolate, margins usually deeply pinnatifid (lobes in 2–5 pairs), sometimes dentate to entire, faces strigose, eglandular; basal 10–60 × 6–35 mm, cauline gradually reduced distally. Heads (1–)5–15(–30) in loosely corymbiform arrays. Involucres 3.5–5 × 7–12 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, strigose to hirsute (hairs arising mostly from midregion), usually minutely glandular, rarely eglandular. Ray florets 70–150; corollas white, drying white, (2–)6–15 mm, laminae reflexing. Disc corollas 2.5–3.3 mm (throats somewhat white-indurate, not inflated). Cypselae 1–1.3 mm, 2(–4)–nerved, faces sparsely strigose; pappi: (outer 0) inner (readily falling) of (8–)10–12 bristles. 2n = 18, 36.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Erigeron delphiniifolius Willdenow var. euneomexicanus Cronquist; E. delphiniifolius subsp. neomexicanus (A. Gray) Cronquist
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Type Information

Syntype for Erigeron neomexicanus A. Gray
Catalog Number: US 47047
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Year Collected: 1851
Locality: New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Syntype: Gray, A. 1883. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 19: 2.
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Isotype for Achaetogeron sophiaefolius Larsen ex S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 304107
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. Palmer
Year Collected: 1896
Locality: Durango, Mexico, North America
  • Isotype: Blake, S. F. 1948. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 38: 200.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Wikipedia

Erigeron neomexicanus

Erigeron neomexicanus, the New Mexico Fleabane, is a plant species native to New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora, and Chihuahua. It occurs in open sites in grasslands or woodlands, at elevations of 900–3000 m (3000–9000 m).[2]

Erigeron neomexicanus is a perennial herb with a fairly large taproot. Leaves are fairly large and oblanceolate, with pinnate lobes, the basal leaves up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) long. Cauline (stem) leaves progressively smaller higher up the stem. Ray and disc flowers are both white.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America v 20 p 277
  3. ^ Asa Gray. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 19: 2. 1883.
  4. ^ Cronquist, Arthur John. Brittonia 6(2): 263. 1947.
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Notes

Comments

Relatively large, pinnatifid leaves are typical of Erigeron neomexicanus; plants with nearly entire leaves can be identified by the strongly perennial habit, white, reflexing rays, and 10–12 readily falling pappus bristles. Erigeron neomexicanus and E. oreophilus were treated by A. Cronquist (1947) as varieties of one species, and their morphologic similarity and the closeness of their geographic ranges support that hypothesis. But relatively few collections are found that could be regarded as intermediates, and both forms sometimes grow in proximity, apparently without a range of intermediates. In some Arizona mountain ranges, apparently only one or the other taxon occurs. Still, the possibility exists that these are populational segregants of a single species (see further comments in G. L. Nesom 1989d).
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