GLYPTOPLEURA

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A molecular phylogenetic investigation by J. Lee et. al (2003) provided evidence that Glyptopleura is part of a primarily western North American radiation in Cichorieae. That study did not resolve the relationship of Glyptopleura to other genera within the radiation.

Facts about "GLYPTOPLEURA"
apex shapecrustose-denticulate + and acute +
apex sizeexpanded +
blade shapeoblanceolate +
bract shapeoblanceolate + and crustose-denticulate +
bractlet shapelinear + and oblanceolate +
bristle architecturebarbellulate + and smooth +
bristle colorationwhite +
chromosome count9 +
corolla colorationwhite +, yellow + and pink-purple +
cypsela colorationstraw-colored + and brown +
cypsela course or orientationcurved +
cypsela shapesubcylindric +, flattened +, beaked + and 4-5-angled +
head arrangementsingly +
involucre shapecylindric + and urceolate +
leaf architecturepetiolate + and sessile +
leaf arrangementcrowded +
leaf positionbasal + and cauline +
margin external texturescarious +
margin positioncauline +
margin shapedentate +, lobed + and crustose-denticulate +
pappus behaviourfalling +
pappus durationpersistent +
pappus fusionconnate +
pappus positionouter + and inner +
peduncle architecturebracteate +
peduncle shapeinflated +
phyllary arrangement or shapelinear +
phyllary colorationpurplish-tinged +
phyllary variabilityequal +
receptacle architectureepaleate +
receptacle architecture or external texture or reliefsmooth +
receptacle external textureglabrous +
receptacle prominence or shapeflat +
rib arrangementalternating +
rib external textureglabrous + and puberulent +
rib external texture or internal textureroughened +
row count5 +
series count1 +
stem architecturesimple + and branched +
stem external textureglabrous +
stem habit or orientationprostrate +
whole organism architecturetaprooted +
whole organism external textureglabrous +
whole organism habitcespitose +
whole organism life styleannual +
whole organism otherherbage +