Comprehensive Description

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Pectis leonis Rydberg, sp. nov
A diffusely branched perennial; stem decumbent, 1-2 dm. long, scaly below, rather slender, puberulent when young; leaves linear, 5-10 mm. long, less than 1 mm. wide, spinulose-tipped, with 3-4 pairs of bristles near the base; midrib rather prominent; glands in a single row along each margin; heads solitary at the ends of the branches; peduncles slender, 1-3 cm. long; involucre tinbinate, 5 mm. high, 3-4 mm. broad; bracts 5, linear, acute, keeled on the back, gibbous at the base, with purplish-brown margins and irregularly scattered oblong glands; ray-flowers mostly 5; ligules 4-5 mm. long, tinged with brown; disk-flowers 6-9; corollas 3 mm. long; pappus-bristles of all the flowers 15-20, unequal, 3 mm. long or less, scabrous.
Type 'collected on a savanna north of St. Spiritus, Santa Clara, Cuba, Brother Leon 5379 (herb. N. Y. Bot. Gard.).
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1916. (CARDUALES); CARDUACEAE; TAGETEAE, ANTHEMIDEAE. North American flora. vol 34(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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