Brickellia lemmonii var. wootonii (Greene) B.L. Robinson
Description: Shrubs robust, woody to the base, the plants
reaching 50.0 cm in height; leaves simple, opposite and sessile,
elliptic to lanceolate, 20.0 to 50.0 mm in length and 10.0 to
15.0 mm in width, the margins serrate to crenate or dentate; heads
in panicles of approximately 10 flowers, each head subtended by
an involucre of purple tinged bracts; achenes densely pubescent;
pappus bristles slightly scabrous.
Distribution: Perhaps widely scattered over southern and
southwestern New Mexico at 1,500 to 2,200 m (5,000 to 7,000 ft)
in elevation. More common in southeastern Arizona and probably
even more abundant in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Specimens Seen or Cited: UAZ: Total of 11 sheets of B.
lemmonii Gray and 4 sheets of B. lemmonii var. wootonii
(Green) B.L. Robinson, all from AZ. NMSU: One collection from
Hidalgo County, NM, at Animas(?) on rocky hills, 5,000 ft in elevation,
A.L. Hershey, Sept 1942.
Discussion: It appears a few people have recognized variety wootonii
as a distinct taxon, but most people have not. We should not consider it rare
in New Mexico at this time.
Carter, J.L. 1997. Trees and shrubs of New Mexico.
Martin, W.C. and C.R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
Kearney, T.H. and R.H. Peebles. 1951. Arizona flora.
Information Comiled By: Jack Carter, 1997