374. Amauriopsis Rydberg in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 34: 37. 1914.
[Generic name Amauria, and Greek -opsis, resembling]
John L. Strother
Biennials (sometimes flowering in first year, sometimes persisting), 10–80+ cm. Stems erect, usually branched distally, sometimes from bases. Leaves usually basal and cauline; alternate; petiolate; blades deltate to ovate or oblong (in broad outline), usually 1–2-ternately lobed (lobes mostly oblong to obovate), ultimate margins entire or toothed, faces ± scabrellous to hirtellous, usually gland-dotted. Heads radiate, in loose, corymbiform arrays. Involucres ± hemispheric or broader, 10–18+ mm diam. Phyllaries persistent, 12–21+ in ± 2 series (reflexed in fruit, distinct, ± oblanceolate or lanceolate to lance-attenuate, subequal, thin-herbaceous, margins membranous, sometimes purplish, apices usually attenuate to ± caudate). Receptacles convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray florets 10–21+, pistillate, fertile; corollas yellow. Disc florets 30–80+, bisexual, fertile; corollas yellow, tubes longer than funnelform throats, lobes 5, ± lanceolate (usually longer than throats). Cypselae obpyramidal, 4-angled, usually glabrous, sometimes hirtellous; pappi 0. x = 12.
Species 1: w United States, n Mexico.
Resurrection of Amauriopsis, which was included in Bahia Lagasca by W. L. Ellison (1964), is predicated largely on the work of B. G. Baldwin et al. (2002).
Ellison, W. L. 1964. A systematic study of the genus Bahia (Compositae). Rhodora 66: 67–86; 177–215; 281–311.