Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Pityopsis microcephala (Small) Small. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, pine savannas, pine flatwoods, other dry woodlands. Dist: Se. NC south to n. FL and west to se. LA (specimens from west of the Mississippi River formerly referred to this species were determined by Nesom (2019a) to represent P. tenuifolia).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = K4; = Pityopsis graminifolia var. tenuifolia – Ar, FNA20, K1, K3, Semple & Bowers (1985); < Chrysopsis graminifolia var. microcephala – SE1; < Heterotheca microcephala var. microcephala – Bowers (1972); < Heterotheca nervosa var. microcephala – RAB; < Pityopsis graminifolia – Fl7, WH3; < Pityopsis microcephala – S, Nesom (2019a)

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