Pseudognaphalium biolettii Anderb.
Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)
Gnaphalium bicolor Bioletti
Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)
Primary Disseminule Type
fruit (usually with pappus missing)
Description (diagnostics are in brown)
Fruit a cypsela, oblong to oblanceolate, plump to somewhat puckered, often dorsally curved base towards apex, mildly compressed, cross-section ± elliptic to oblong, 0.6–0.8 mm long x 0.2–0.3 mm wide x 0.1–0.2 mm thick. Surface brown (darker at the ends), finely wrinkled longitudinally, smooth (not papillate), glabrous, with a light sheen, typically with 1+ thin, dark longitudinal ridges on the dorsal and ventral sides. Pappus of barbellate bristles, easily deciduous.
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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