Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (L.) Hilliard

   & B.L. Burtt
Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Gnaphalieae

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

Gnaphalium luteo-album L.

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

red-tip rabbit-tobacco

Primary Disseminule Type

fruit (usually with pappus missing)

Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit a cypsela, oblong to mildly oblanceolate, plump to somewhat puckered, sometimes slightly dorsally curved base towards apex, mildly compressed, cross-section elliptic to oblong, 0.5–1 mm long x ca. 0.2 mm wide x ca. 0.1 mm thick. Surface brown, conspicuously dotted with whitish, papilliform hairs, with a light sheen, longitudinal ridges missing or obscured. Pappus of 6–8 white barbellate bristles up to 3 mm long, loosely coherent basally, easily deciduous, detaching in clusters or easily fragmented rings.

Style base missing or conspicuous (to 0.1 mm long), whitish, apical scar ca. 0.1 mm across, indistinct.

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)