Pectis cylindrica (Fern.) Rydb.  
Family: Asteraceae
Sonoran cinchweed
[Pectis postrata var. cylindrica Fern.,  more]
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Annuals, 1-20 cm (across or high); herbage not scented. Stems prostrate to ascending (often mat-forming, densely leafy distally), puberulent (in decurrent lines or throughout) or glabrate. Leaves (bluish green) linear to linear-oblanceolate or narrowly oblong, 10-30 × 1.5-4 mm, margins with 2-5 pairs of setae 1-2 mm, faces glabrous (abaxial densely dotted with scattered, circular oil-glands 0.05-0.2 mm). Heads borne singly or in congested, (leafy) cymiform arrays. Peduncles 1-5 mm. Involucres cylindric. Phyllaries coherent (falling together), oblong to oblong-obovate, 6-10 × 2-3 mm (dotted with scattered, elliptic oil-glands 0.05-0.15 mm). Ray florets 3(-4); corollas 3-4 mm (scarcely surpassing phyllaries). Disc florets (3-)7-14; corollas 2.2-2.6 mm (2-lipped). Cypselae 4-5.5 mm, puberulent (distally glandular-puberulent); pappi of 2 (ray) and 5 (disc) lanceolate scales 1.5-3.5 mm. 2n = 48. Flowering Jul-Nov. Deserts, oak-juniper woodlands, grasslands, wash channels, mud flats, lawns, roadsides; 700-1500 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico (Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora). Pectis cylindrica (2n = 48) is similar to P. prostrata (2n = 24); the two occasionally grow together (D. J. Keil 1975b). Some herbaria contain mixed collections of the two. No evidence is available of hybrids between the two.

Plant: Low diffuse annual forb usually less than 10 cm Leaves: leaves opposite, linear-oblong, 1-2 cm long, gland-dotted Flowers: flowers heads 9 mm high, sessile, much surpassed by the leaves, phyllaries 3, in one series; yellow ray flowers only; pappus of 2-6 scarious palea.
Pectis cylindrica image
eugene jercinovic  
Pectis cylindrica image
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Pectis cylindrica image
Sue Carnahan  
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Pectis cylindrica image
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Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
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Patrick Alexander  
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Sue Carnahan  
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Patrick Alexander  
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image
Pectis cylindrica image