Glandular Trichomes: A Helpful Taxonomic Character for Artemisia nova (Black Sagebrush)
AuthorKelsey, R. G.
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CitationKelsey, R. G. (1984). Glandular trichomes: A helpful taxonomic character for Artemisia nova (black sagebrush). Journal of Range Management, 37(4), 370-372.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractThe visibility of leaf glandular trichomes with 10× magnification was examined for 7 sagebrush taxa. In 75% of the Artemisia nova plants the glands were easily observed protruding through a layer of nonglandular trichomes (hairs). On A. arbuscula and the 3 subspecies of A. tridentata the glands were covered by the hairs and were not visible. These structures can be observed in the field with a hand lens and provide a supportive characteristic for the identification of A. nova.