Pseudognaphalium pringlei (A. Gray) A. Anderb.
Family: Asteraceae
Pringle's cudweed,  more...
[Gnaphalium pringlei A. Gray,  more]
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Annuals or perennials, 30-80 cm; taprooted. Stems lightly white-tomentose and/or glabrescent and green, minutely stipitate- or sessile-glandular beneath other in-duments. Leaf blades (not crowded, internodes mostly 5+ mm) oblanceolate-spatulate to obovate- or petiolate-spatulate, 5-10 cm × 10-20 mm (distal oblong to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 2-8 cm, slightly smaller), bases not clasping and decurrent 3-20 mm or clasping and decurrent 1-3 mm or not decurrent at all, margins flat to slightly revolute, faces bicolor, abaxial thinly white-tomentose, adaxial minutely stipitate- or sessile-glandular, otherwise glabrous or glabrate (bases of hairs persistent, enlarged). Heads in loose, corymbiform arrays. Involucres campanulate to turbinate, 3.5-4 mm. Phyllaries in 2-3 series, silvery white to tawny, oblong to oblong-ovate, (hyaline, shiny), glabrous. Pistillate florets 15-40(-64). Bisexual florets (1-)2-6. Cypselae ridged, papillate-roughened. Flowering (Aug-)Sep-Nov. Rock outcrops and slopes, crevices and thin soil on cliffs, oak or oak-pine woodlands; 1500-2300 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora).
FNA 2006, Kearney and Peebles 1969, McDougall 1973
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous annuals to perennials, to 80 cm tall, stems lightly white-tomentose and/or glabrescent and green, minutely stipitate- or sessile-glandular. Leaves: Alternate, not crowded, spatulate or oblong to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 2-10 cm long, bases not clasping and decurrent, or clasping and decurrent, or not decurrent at all, the margins flat to slightly revolute, faces bicolor, minutely stipitate- or sessile-glandular, glabrous or glabrate, the undersides thinly white-tomentose. Flowers: Heads discoid, outer flowers slender and pistillate, the inner ones coarser and perfect, flowers all fertile, involucres campanulate to turbinate, 3.5-4 mm, phyllaries in 2-3 series, silvery white to tawny, oblong to oblong-ovate, membranaceous, shiny and glabrous, the heads in loose, corymbiform arrays. Fruits: Achenes ridged, warty. Pappus of capillary bristles. Ecology: Found from 5,000-7,500 ft (1524-2286 m); flowering September-November. Distribution: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas; Mexico. Notes: Look for this species under Gnaphalium pringlei in older texts. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Pseudognaphalium is false gnaphalium, the former genus name, while pringlei is named for Cyrus Guernsey Pringle (1838-1911) who collected for Asa Gray. Synonyms: Gnaphalium pringlei Editor: LCrumbacher 2011