Baccharis douglasii DC.

Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Astereae

Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)


Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)

saltmarsh baccharis

Primary Disseminule Type


Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit a cypsela, oblanceolate, often slightly curved, cross-section ± terete, 0.6–1.5 mm long x 0.2–0.3 mm diameter. Surface brown, covered with glands, hispidulous, with 5 low longitudinal ribs ± same color as pericarp. Pappus a whorl of white bristles 2.6–4(7) mm long, ± persistent.

Style base cylindrical, whitish, flanged with a whitish collar ca. 0.2–0.3 mm across.

Fruit attachment scar basal, somewhat obliquely-angled, whitish, shallowly cup-like, round.

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Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)