The Senecioneae are a tribe of closely related genera that can be recognized most readily by the nature of the pappus and the involucral bracts or phyllaries. The phyllaries are basically in one well developed, often partially or wholly connate series of equal length that closely envelope the head . Frequently there are a few, very much smaller and mostly randomly distributed, often necrotic-tipped bracts near the base of the main series. The pappus is of fine, soft, often pure white capillary hairs . Heads may be either discoid or radiate . -- Gerald Carr.
, 5-30(-50) cm (rhizomes fibrous-rooted, creeping
forming extensive colonies). Stems usually 1, erect
, not branched). Leaves basal and cauline (basal usually developing after flowers) ; alternate; petiolate
1-2 times blades
) or sessile; blades (basal) palmately nerved, orbiculate to polygonal or lobed
(cauline leaves lance-ovate to linear
, bractlike or scale-like), margins
. Heads (erect at flowering, nodding
in fruit) radiate
, borne singly. Calyculi 0 (or indistinct, bractlets
intergrading with bractlike cauline leaves). Involucres cylindric
to subturbinate, 10-15 mm diam. (larger in fruit). Phyllaries persistent
, usually ± 21 in (1-) 2 series, erect, distinct
to linear, subequal
, margins scarious
(apices greenish or yellow-green). Receptacles convex
, foveolate (socket
margins ± membranous), epaleate. Ray florets 100-200(-300+), pistillate
; corollas yellow (drying pinkish). Disc florets (20-) 30-40, functionally staminate
; corollas yellowish, tubes
5, erect, linear; styles not divided
. Cypselae narrowly cylindric or ± prismatic
, 5(-10) -ribbed, glabrous
; pappi readily falling or fragile, of 60-100+, white, barbellulate
. x = 30.
Species 1: introduced ; temperate Eurasia , n Africa.
- Vascular Plants
- Family: [tribe Inuleae] / Michael O. Dillon, Abundio ()
- Order: Asterales ()
- Class: Magnoliopsida () - Dicotyledons
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Vascular Plants
Chevreulia Sarmentosa • Chevreulia sarmentosa (Pers.) S. F. Blake
Members of the genus Tussilago
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- Family Asteraceae, part V: [tribe Inuleae] / Michael O. Dillon, Abundio Sagástegui Alva. 26 1991 Chicago, Ill.: Field Museum of Natural History, c1991. url p. 22, p. 70.
- Morton, G. H. 1978. Tussilago. In: N. L. Britton et al., eds. 1905+. North American Flora.... 47+ vols. New York. Ser. 2, part 10, p. 174.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 15, 2012.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 9362452
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 15214390
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:256951-1
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 3150054