, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 194–199 | Cite as

Townsendia gypsophila (Compositae: Astereae): a new species from northern New Mexico

  • Timothy K. Lowrey
  • Paul J. Knight


Townsendia gypsophila, a new species from Sandoval Co., New Mexico, is described and illustrated. It is a narrowly distributed obligate gypsophile closely related toT. fendleri andT. incana. It overlaps the ranges of the two taxa at the edge of their distributional limits in New Mexico.

Key words

Townsendia New Mexico gypsophily Compositae Astereae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy K. Lowrey
    • 1
  • Paul J. Knight
    • 1
  1. 1.UNM Herbarium, Department of BiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueU.S.A.

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