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1. Anoda abutiloides A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 22: 300. 1887.

Anoda caudatifolia (B. L. Robinson & Greenman) B. L. Robinson & Greenman; A. urophylla L. Riley

Subshrubs, branching principally in inflorescence, 1 m. Stems erect, with simple hairs 0.5–1 mm and shorter glandular hairs. Leaves: petiole subequal to blade or shorter upward, with simple hairs 0.5–1 mm and shorter glandular hairs; blade concolorous, broadly ovate, gradually reduced and narrower upward, to 12 cm, membranous, base cordate, margins dentate, apex acuminate, surfaces minutely tomentose. Inflorescences usually panicles. Pedicels 1–5 cm. Flowers: calyx 5–7 mm, lobes with dark midrib, apex ± acuminate, tomentose; petals pale yellow, drying reddish, 10 mm, prominently bearded on claw; staminal column with recurved hairs; style 5-branched; stigmas glabrous. Schizocarps 6 mm diam., minutely hairy; mericarps 5, dorsally rounded. Seeds without enclosing endocarp. 2n = 30.

Flowering spring–fall. Dry, open shrublands; 1000–1500 m; Ariz.; Mexico (Chihuahua, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Sonora).

Anoda abutiloides is found in Pima and Santa Cruz counties.


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