Gnaphalium palustre Nuttall
Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)
Filaginella palustris (Nuttall) Holub, Gnaphalium heteroides Klatt
Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)
western marsh cudweed
Primary Disseminule Type
fruit (usually with pappus missing)
Description (diagnostics are in brown)
Fruit a cypsela, oblong, plump to somewhat puckered, sometimes slightly dorsally curved base towards apex, mildly compressed, cross-section ± elliptic to oblong to 4-sided, 0.5–0.7 mm long x 0.1–0.3 mm wide x ca. 0.1 mm thick. Surface light brown (darker at the ends), smooth to papillate, glabrous, with a light sheen, rarely with 1+ thin longitudinal ridges. Pappus of whitish bristles, early deciduous, falling separately.
Style base inconspicuous, pointy, whitish, apical scar ca. 0.1 mm across.
Fruit attachment scar basal, white, shiny, ring-like.
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)
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