Castilleja ambigua var. insalutata

(Jepson) J. M. Egger

Phytologia 90: 67. 2008.

EndemicConservation concern
Basionyms: Orthocarpus castillejoides var. insalutatus Jepson Man. Fl. Pl. Calif., 944. 1925
Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua subsp. insalutata (Jepson) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 585. Mentioned on page 586.

Stems ± short-decumbent proximally, becoming erect to ascending, much-branched from base. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic to ovate or obovate, distal ones cupshaped, not fleshy, apex rounded to obtuse. Bracts proximally green or reddish brownish, distally whitish, rarely pinkish or cream, on lobe apices; lobes ascending, oblong, 12–14 mm, arising above mid length. Calyces with all 4 clefts subequal; lateral clefts 5–5.5 mm, 40% of calyx length. Corollas 15–22 mm; beak pink to purple, 4–6 mm; abaxial lip yellow, becoming pink to red after anthesis; teeth deep to bright pinkish purple, often with whitish bases.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jul(–Aug).
Habitat: Grassy coastal bluffs, adjacent dunes.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Discussion

Variety insalutata is now endemic to coastal habitats in northern Monterey County. This variety is also threatened by development, and past populations in Alameda County appear to be extirpated. Reports of var. insalutata from San Luis Obispo County are referable to other species.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"arising" is not a number.

0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
pink +  and red +
stipitate-glandular +
Rounded (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
(Jepson) J. M. Egger +
Orthocarpus castillejoides var. insalutatus +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Pink (?) +  and Purple (?) +
curved +  and straight +
short-hairy +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
cream;pinkish;whitish;reddish brownish;green;cream;pinkish;whitish;reddish brownish;green;cream;pinkish;whitish;reddish brownish;green +
(0-)3-5(-7)-lobed +, ovate +, oblong +  and lanceolate +
purple +, white +, green +  and pale yellowish +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
fleshy +  and woody +
subequal +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
0–100 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Grassy coastal bluffs, adjacent dunes. +
sparse +  and moderately dense +
short-stipitate-glandular +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
brownish +  and green +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
lanceolate;elliptic +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
not +  and fleshy +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
subequal +
short to long +
3-5(-7)-lobed +  and plane +
acute;obtuse +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Apr–Jul(–Aug). +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
much-branched +
aerial +  and subterranean +
erect +  and ascending +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Castilleja ambigua subsp. insalutata +
Castilleja ambigua var. insalutata +
Castilleja ambigua +
variety +
bright pinkish +
spreading +  and erect +
reduced +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
expanded +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
biennial +  and annual +