Microseris acuminata

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Microseris acuminata occurs in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys and surrounding foothills; it is disjunct in Jackson County, Oregon. K. L. Chambers (1955) proposed that this morphologically distinctive tetraploid species is of alloploid origin and that M. douglasii is one of its possible diploid parents. Recent molecular evidence (D. Roelofs et al. 1997) supports that relationship and also favors a relationship, through an extinct common ancestor, with the tetraploid M. campestris.