Agalinis strictifolia

(Bentham) Pennell

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 73: 520. 1922.

Common names: Stiffleaf false foxglove
Basionyms: Gerardia strictifolia Bentham Compan. Bot. Mag. 1: 209. 1836
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 553. Mentioned on page 537, 542, 554.

Stems branched, 30–100 cm; branches ascending-spreading, subterete to obtusely angular, finely ridged, glabrous or sparsely scabridulous. Leaves spreading, proximal sometimes reflexed, distal appressed; blade linear, 8–35 x 0.5–2 mm, margins entire, siliceous, adaxial surface finely scabrous; axillary fascicles absent. Inflorescences racemes, flowers 1 or 2 per node; bracts shorter than pedicels. Pedicels spreading, often upcurved distally, (6–) 10–30 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx turbinate-campanulate, tube 3–5.5 mm, glabrous, lobes triangular-lanceolate, 0.8–2.5 mm; corolla pink, with 2 yellow lines and red spots in abaxial throat, 15–35 mm, throat strongly upcurved, glabrous externally and within across bases and sinus of adaxial lobes, lobes: abaxial spreading, adaxial erect to spreading, 4.5–8 (–10) mm, equal, glabrous externally; proximal anthers parallel to filaments, distal perpendicular to filaments, pollen-sacs 3–4 mm; style exserted, 12–17 mm. Capsules globular-ovate to oblong, 5–8 mm. Seeds dark-brown to black, 0.5–1 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering mid Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Grasslands, old fields, pastures, open mesquite plains, dunes along Gulf Coast.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Discussion

Within the flora area, Agalinis strictifolia and A. edwardsiana are restricted to Texas. They are distinguished by characters given in the key and those mentioned in the discussion for 9. A. edwardsiana.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Agalinis strictifolia"
rounded +  and gibbous +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
erect +  and spreading +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Judith M. Canne-Hilliker† +  and John F. Hays +
(Bentham) Pennell +
Gerardia strictifolia +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
fleshy +, rigid +  and not leathery +
0.5mm;2mm +
ascending-spreading +
scabridulous +
ridged +, subterete +  and obtusely angular +
turbinate-campanulate +
globular-ovate;oblong +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Stiffleaf false foxglove +
bilabiate +  and symmetric +
red spots +  and pink +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
Tex. +  and Mexico +
0–200 m. +
glabrate +  and lanate +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Grasslands, old fields, pastures, open mesquite plains, dunes along Gulf Coast. +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
deciduous +
yellow;yellow;yellow +
triangular-lanceolate +
2-pinnatifid +, pinnatifid +  and cleft +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
spikelike +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
upcurved +  and spreading +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Flowering mid Jul–Oct. +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
spikelike +
60 +  and 600 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
leaning +  and erect +
papillate +  and scabridulous +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
Tomanthera +
Agalinis strictifolia +
Agalinis +
species +
campanulate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +