Asteraceae tribe Calenduleae

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Plants of Dimorphotheca cuneata (Thunberg) Lessing, a native of southern Africa, have

   been collected outside cultivation in Arizona (Gila County, ca. 1000 m): subshrubs or shrubs to
   100 cm, leaves cuneate to obovate, 1–2(–3)cm, margins dentate to denticulate, faces ± glutinous,
   phyllaries usually 13, 6–9 mm, ray corollas abaxially bluish to violet, adaxially white, disc
   cypselae obovate to nearly orbiculate, 10 mm.
apex shaperounded + and truncate +
appendage shapeovate +, deltate + and penicillate +
array architecturecorymbiform +
array arrangementsingly +
base shapetailed +
body architecturewinged +
body colorationblue-black +
body external textureglabrous +
body relieftuberculate +
body shaperidged + and drupelike +
branch habitstigmatic +
branch prominencediscernible +
calyculus count0 +
corolla colorationyellow +, orange +, white +, colors + and cyanic +
corolla positionabaxial +
cypsela architecturepolymorphic +
cypsela shapecolumnar +, prismatic +, obcompressed +, compressed +, flattened + and beaked +
floret architecturepistillate +, styliferous +, neuter + and staminate +
floret reproductionfertile +, sterile + and bisexual +
head architecturecoiled +
head architecture or arrangementradiate +
head arrangement or shapecontorted +
head coursestraight +
head course or shapearcuate +
head reproductionheterogamous +
leaf architecturepetiolate + and sessile +
leaf arrangementrosulate +, alternate + and opposite +
leaf positioncauline +
line count2 +
lobe count5 +
lobe shapedeltate +
margin external texturescarious +
margin shapeentire +, dentate +, lobed + and dissected +
pappus count0 +
phyllary durationpersistent +
phyllary external texture or internal textureherbaceous +
phyllary fusiondistinct + and connate +
phyllary internal texturefleshy +
phyllary variabilityequal +
receptacle architectureepaleate +
receptacle external texturebristly-setose +
receptacle shapeflat + and conic +
series count2 +
style reliefpapillate +
tip shapeterete + and dilated +
whole organism life styleannual + and perennial +