Logfia gallica (L.) Coss. & Germ.

Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Gnaphalieae

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

Filago gallica L.

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

narrowleaf cottonrose

Primary Disseminule Type

2 fruit types—with or without papillae

Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit of two types of cypsela.

Outer cypselae oblong to oblanceolate in outline, curved, laterally compressed, 0.8–1 mm long. Surface light brown, glabrous, shiny, not papillate. Pappus none.

Inner cypselae 0.5–0.8 mm long x ca. 0.3 mm wide x ca. 0.2 mm thick. Surface with a light sheen, wrinkled longitudinally, sparsely covered with plump papillae. Pappus of 18–28 barbellate bristles 2.2–3 mm long falling in complete or partial rings, early deciduous.

Style base missing or inconspicuous, a whitish nub sitting inside an indistinct apical scar ca. 0.1 mm across.

Fruit attachment scar basal, white, shiny, ring-like.

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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)