Othake lindeni

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Othake lindeni (A. Gray) Bush, Trans. Acad. St. Louis 14: 173
Palafoxia Lindeni A. Gray, PI. Wright. 1: 120. 1852.
Polypteris Lindeni A. Gray; Bush, Trans. Acad. St. Louis 14: 173, as synonym. 1904.
A rather simple stout annual; stem 3-6 dm. high, grayish-puberulent, glandular in the
inflorescence; leaves oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, obtuse, short-petioled, 3-5 cm. long,
somewhat 3-nerved, puberulent; involucre turbinate, 8-9 mm. high, 10-12 mm. broad; bracts
12-15, linear, rose-tipped, densely puberulent; ray-flowers wanting; disk-flowers 20 or more;
tube and linear lobes each 4-5 mm. long; achenes 7 mm. long, 1 mm. broad, almost glabrous;
squamellae lanceolate, about 5 mm. long, acute but not awn-tipped.
Type locality: Antigua, Vera Cruz. Distribution: Vera Cruz and Tamaulipas (?).
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1914. (CARDUALES); CARDUACEAE; HELENIEAE. North American flora. vol 34(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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