A new Ambrosia (Asteraceae) from the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

  • José Luis León de la Luz Herbario, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste
  • Jon P. Rebman San Diego Natural History Museum
Keywords: Compositae, Franseria, Sierra de La Giganta, plant diversity, floristics

Abstract

Ambrosia humi León de la Luz et Rebman, sp. nov., a member of the Franseria alliance, is here described and illustrated. This taxon is apparently endemic only to Mesa de Humí in the Sierra de La Giganta of Baja California Sur, Mexico. This new species is a subshrub with three-parted leaves that are gently scented and viscid when fresh, and it has a bur-like pistillate head, at maturity it is densely covered with strong, sharp, aculeate spines.

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A new <em>Ambrosia</em> (Asteraceae) from the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

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Published
2019-05-20
How to Cite
León de la Luz, J. L., & Rebman, J. P. (2019). A new <em>Ambrosia</em&gt; (Asteraceae) from the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Botanical Sciences, 86, 65-70. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.2322
Section
TAXONOMY AND FLORISTICS / TAXONOMÍA Y FLORÍSTICA