Pectis glaucescens

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Pectis glaucescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Pectis
Species: P. glaucescens
Binomial name
Pectis glaucescens
(Cass.) Keil
  • Chthonia glaucescens Cass.
  • Chthonia leptocephala Cass.
  • Pectis lephocephala (Cass.) Urb.
  • Pectis lessingiiFernald

Pectis glaucescens (Sanddune cinchweed) is a summer blooming annual plant of the genus pectis, or cinchweed. it is native to Florida, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Bahamas.[2][3]

Pectis glaucescens is a freely-branching annual weed with opposing leaves in narrow rows. Leaves contain rows of oil glands on the lower surface. It has long-stalked yellow flowers with two to five small-scale fruits.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Flora of North America v 21 p 225
  3. ^ "Sagebud - Sanddune cinchweed". Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  5. ^ "Plant information". Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Keil, D. J. 1986. Synopsis of the Florida species of Pectis (Asteraceae). Sida 11(4): 385–395.