Illustrated
Synonyms: Castilleja affinis subsp. insularis (Eastwood) Munz C. californica Abrams C. douglasii Bentham C. douglasii subsp. insularis (Eastwood) Pennell C. inflata Pennell C. wightii subsp. anacapensis (Dunkle) Pennell C. wightii subsp. inflata (Pennell) Munz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 583. Mentioned on page 582, 584, 610, 619.

Stems: hairs sparse or dense, unbranched, rarely branched. Leaves not or ± fleshy. Inflorescences (2.5–) 3–5 cm wide; bracts proximally green or deep purple, distally bright red to red-orange, crimson, or scarlet, rarely yellow, orange, rose, magenta, or pinkish red, 5 (–7) -lobed. Calyces colored as bracts, or yellow with red (or light orange or yellow) lobes, sometimes white with colored lobes, 20–35 mm. Corollas (21–) 25–40 mm; beak usually long-exserted, sometimes slightly so, 12–20 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–Aug(–Oct).
Habitat: Chaparral slopes, openings, open woods, coastal scrub, stabilized dunes.
Elevation: 0–1900 m.

Distribution

Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Plants of var. affinis of the immediate coast have more or less fleshy leaves. Populations with somewhat inflated and distinctively colored calyces, with yellow tubes and red lobes, are found from Point Reyes south to San Mateo County and have been called Castilleja inflata. A similar situation occurs on the northern Channel Islands, where plants with shorter corollas and paler inflorescences were named subsp. insularis. Their indument includes some branched hairs, which might cause them to be identified as the strictly mainland var. contentiosa. Hybrids with C. wightii are known from Marin County, California.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"acute" is not a number."nearly" is not a number.

96 +, 72 +  and 48 +
green +  and reddish brown or deep purple +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
Hooker & Arnott +
long-exserted +
puberulent +
subequal +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
deep purple distally bright red;red-orange crimson or scarlet rarely yellow orange rose magenta or pinkish red +
5(-7)-lobed +
lateral +  and deeper +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
white +, yellow +  and colored +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
curved +  and straight +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
0–1900 m. +
spreading-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Chaparral slopes, openings, open woods, coastal scrub, stabilized dunes. +
branched +  and unbranched +
dense +  and sparse +
stipitate-glandular +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
redbrown +, purplish +  and green +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
linear-oblong;broadly lanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
colored +  and red +
spreading +  and ascending +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
oblong +, lanceolate +, linear +  and obovate +
subequal +
0-5-lobed +, involute +, flat +, plane +  and wavy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Feb–Aug(–Oct). +
Bot. Beechey Voy., +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
Illustrated +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
branched +  and unbranched +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
aerial +  and subterranean +
erect +  and ascending +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Castilleja affinis subsp. insularis +, C. californica +, C. douglasii +, C. douglasii subsp. insularis +, C. inflata +, C. wightii subsp. anacapensis +  and C. wightii subsp. inflata +
Castilleja affinis var. affinis +
Castilleja affinis +
variety +
shallow;deep +
reduced +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +