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Gomphrena caespitosa Torr.
TUFTED GLOBE AMARANTH
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Gomphrena caespitosa Torr.
tufted globe amaranth


General Information
Symbol: GOCA
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status : L48   N
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GOVI2 Gomphrena viridis Wooton & Standl.

Classification

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Gomphrena L. – globe amaranth
Species Gomphrena caespitosa Torr. – tufted globe amaranth

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2. Gomphrena caespitosa Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 181. 1859.

Tufted globe-amaranth

Plants perennial, cespitose, 0.5-1.5 dm; roots primary, diffuse, woody. Stems ascending, with 1-2 pairs of leaves, sparsely villous, often glabrate. Leaves mostly basal; petiole to 3 cm; blade green, obovate or oblong, 3.5-7.5 × 2-3 cm, apex rounded or obtuse, densely grayish appressed-pilose. Inflorescences: heads white, subglobose, 10-17 mm diam.; bractlets not crested, margins dentate near apex. Flowers: tube densely white-pilose; perianth lobes white to yellow, linear to lanceolate, 4.5-5 mm, hyaline, apex obtuse. Utricles ovoid, 2 mm, apex acute. Seeds 1.5 mm.

Flowering spring-early summer. Open woodlands, especially oak-juniper woodlands, hillsides; 600-2000 m; Ariz., N.Mex.; Mexico (Sonora).

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Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe-amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0504 0850 [detail]
© 2004 Robert Sivinski

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe-amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0714 1920 [detail]
© 2014 Wynn Anderson

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe-amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0714 1922 [detail]
© 2014 Wynn Anderson

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe-amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0714 1923 [detail]
© 2014 Wynn Anderson

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe-amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0714 1925 [detail]
© 2014 Wynn Anderson

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe Amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0515 0496 [detail]
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe Amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0515 0497 [detail]
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
Tufted Globe Amaranth
ID: 0000 0000 0515 0498 [detail]
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1859 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1880 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1879 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1878 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1867 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1866 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1865 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1864 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1863 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1862 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1861 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1860 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

Gomphrena caespitosa
Gomphrena caespitosa
ID: 0000 0000 0719 1858 [detail]
© 2019 John Doyen

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