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Acamptopappus shockleyi on the California-Nevada border
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Acamptopappus
(A.Gray) A.Gray

Haplopappus section Acamptopappus A.Gray

Acamptopappus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae described as a genus in 1873.[3][2] [4]

Acamptopappus is native to the deserts in southwestern North America.[5] The name is derived from a- (not), campto- (bent), and pappus (down). They are also commonly known as goldenheads.[6]

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

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


  1. ^ a b Flora of North America, Vol. 20 Page 184 Goldenhead Acamptopappus (A. Gray) A. Gray
  2. ^ a b Tropicos, Acamptopappus (A. Gray) A. Gray
  3. ^ Gray, Asa. 1973. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 8: 634 description in Latin, commentary in English
  4. ^ Lane, M. A. 1988. Generic relationships and taxonomy of Acamptopappus (Compositae: Astereae). Madrono 35. (3): 247-265
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  6. ^ Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford
  7. ^ The Plant List search for Acamptopappus
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