Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Gymnosperma glutinosum (Sprengel) Lessing

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Gymnosperma corymbosum A.P. de Candolle
Selloa glutinosa Sprengel

Gymnosperma glutinosum is a perennial with small yellow flowers in large clusters. Both ray flowers and disc flowers are yellow. Gymnosperma glutinosum looks superficially like Gutierrezia, but while Gutierrezia has a spherical growth form, Gymnosperma glutinosum is more upright. The flowerheads on Gymnosperma are larger than on Gutierrezia, and the leaves are wider and more lanceolate than linear. They are creased at the midvein. Gymnosperma is found at somewhat higher elevations but does overlap with Gutierrezia in some areas.
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Gymnosperma glutinosum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Wild Horse Canyon, Aug. 15, 2007

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