Brickellia simplex A. Gray
Description: Stems herbaceous to 60 cm in height; leaves
simple, opposite and triangular-ovate, coarsely toothed, cordate
or subcordate at the base, usually exceeding 15.0 mm in length
and 2.0 mm in width; heads solitary or few on long naked peduncles
with about 60 flowers in each head; involucre about 13.0 mm in
Distribution: Rare in southern and southwest New Mexico,
even though the type locality is in Lincoln County; uncommon in
the Chiricahua, Huachuca, and Patagonia mountains of southeast
Arizona, but probably more common in Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Specimens Seen or Cited: UAZ: No collections in this herbarium
but it is listed in A Catalogue of the Flora of Arizona.
NMSU: Total of 6 collections, all from Hidalgo County, NM. Localities
include: Skull Canyon, Peloncillo Mts., grassy canyon under oaks,
Sec. 10, T - 30S, R - 21W, T. K. Todson, 3 Sept. 79. Upper North
Fork, Maverick Spring Canyon, Bioresearch Ranch, Peloncillo Mts.,
under oaks in shaded canyon bottom, Sec. 2, T - 30S, R - 21W,
5,800 ft in elevation, T.K. Todson, 17 Sept. 80. Clanton Draw,
1.3 miles E. of NM-AZ border, roadside of Geronimo Trail Road,
(USFS 63) at the start of trail to Skeleton Canyon, NW1/4 Sec24,
T - 32S, R - 22W, 5,400 ft in elevation, D. Ward & D. Peterson,
5 Sept. 83. West slope of Animas Mts. on Gray Ranch, perennial
on rhyolitic rocks, S-facing slope, SE1/4 Sec 8, T - 32S, R -
19W, 6,750 ft in elevation, L. McIntosh, 20 Sept. 94.
Discussion: This species is peripheral in southern New Mexico
and Arizona. It is relatively common in the Sierra Madre of Mexico and
should not be considered a rare species.
Kearney, T.H. and R.H. Peebles. 1951. Arizona flora.
Lehr, J. Harry. 1978. A catalogue of the flora of Arizona.
Martin, W.C. and C.R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
1879. Proc. Am. Acad. 15:30. (Original Citation)
Information Compiled By: Jack Carter, 1997