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Acamptopappus shockleyi on the California-Nevada border
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Astereae
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Acamptopappus

Synonyms
  • Haplopappus section Acamptopappus A.Gray

Acamptopappus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae described as a genus in 1873.

Acamptopappus is native to the deserts in southwestern North America. The name is derived from a- (not), campto- (bent), and pappus (down). They are also commonly known as goldenheads.

Acamptopappus plants are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora acamtopappi which feeds on A. sphaerocephalus.

  • A. shockleyi A.Gray -- Shockley's Goldenhead - California, Nevada
  • A. sphaerocephalus (Harv. & A.Gray) A.Gray -- Rayless Goldenhead - California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
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