Dimeresia

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Doublet
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Dimeresia howellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Dimeresia
Species: D. howellii
Binomial name
Dimeresia howellii
Synonyms[1]

Dimeresia is a monotypic genus in the sunflower family containing the single species Dimeresia howellii, known by the common name doublet.[2][3][4]

Distribution[edit]

This uncommon plant is endemic to an area of the Great Basin region in the western United States, in northeastern California, southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, and northwestern Nevada.[2][5][6][7]

It grows in dry volcanic soils, primarily on the Modoc Plateau volcanic plain, at elevations of 1,500–2,400 metres (4,900–7,900 ft).[5]

Description[edit]

Dimeresia howellii is a very tiny annual flowering plant rarely exceeding 4 centimeters in height or width. It forms a small tuft on the ground with several oval-shaped leaves, and is cobwebby at base and glandular above.[5]

The inflorescence has tiny white to purple bell-shaped flowers each a few millimeters long.[5] The flowering period is May to August.[2]

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