Castilleja hispida

Bentham in W. J. Hooker

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 105. 1838.

Common names: Hispid or harsh or bristly paintbrush
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 612. Mentioned on page 576, 582, 591, 594, 613, 624, 643, 660.

Herbs, perennial, 1.3–5 (–6) dm; from a woody caudex; with a taproot. Stems few-to-many, erect or ascending, unbranched, sometimes with inconspicuous, short, leafy axillary shoots, hairs spreading to erect, long, soft to stiff, mixed with shorter stipitate-glandular ones. Leaves green, sometimes purple-tinged, margins sometimes redbrown, linear or narrowly to broadly lanceolate to narrowly oblong, oblanceolate, or ovate, 1–8.5 cm, not fleshy, margins plane or wavy, involute or flat, (0–) 3–5 (–7) -lobed, apex acute to rounded or acuminate; lobes ascending, linear to narrowly lanceolate, much narrower than mid-blade, apex acute to rounded. Inflorescences 3–16 (–30 in fruit) × 2–5 cm; bracts proximally greenish to dull reddish purple, distally red to orange or yellow, sometimes crimson, scarlet, orange-red, red-orange, or burnt orange, often becoming paler and/or duller with age, lanceolate to oblong, ovate, or obovate, 3–5 (–11) -lobed; lobes spreading to ascending, linear to oblong or narrowly lanceolate, medium length or long, arising at or above mid length, central lobe apex obtuse to rounded or truncate, sometimes emarginate, truncate, or acute, lateral ones acute to obtuse. Calyces colored as bracts, sometimes with a yellow band proximal to red to orange apices, or ca. 1/2 yellowish and 1/2 reddish, 12–35 mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 7–12 mm, 33–65% of calyx length, deeper than laterals, lateral 2–7 mm, 15–30% of calyx length; lobes triangular, linear, or oblong to lanceolate, apex acute or obtuse to rounded. Corollas slightly curved, 17–38 mm; tube 12–18 mm; beak exserted, adaxially green, sometimes yellowish, rarely redbrown, 9–20 mm; abaxial lip ascending, deep green, reduced, curved, 0.5–3 mm, to 10–33% length of beak; teeth incurved, reduced, green, 0.5–1.2 mm. 2n = 24, 48, 96.

Distribution

Alta., B.C., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Castilleja hispida is likely related to C. chromosa, which replaces it geographically to the southeast.

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaves (0–)3–5(–7)-lobed; calyx lobe apices obtuse to rounded; lateral calyx clefts 2–7 mm; Cascade Range and west to coast. Castilleja hispida var. hispida
1 Leaves 0–3(–5)-lobed; calyx lobe apices acute; lateral calyx clefts 4.5–7 mm; e slope of Cascade Range to Alberta. Castilleja hispida var. acuta

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... more about "Castilleja hispida"
96 +, 48 +  and 24 +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
red +  and orange +
Obtuse (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
Bentham in W. J. Hooker +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
paler;burnt orange;red-orange;burnt orange;red-orange;orange-red;scarlet;crimson;proximally greenish;dull reddish purple distally red +
3-5(-11)-lobed +, lanceolate +  and oblong ovate or obovate +
lateral +  and deeper +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
yellowish and 1/2 reddish +  and colored +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
fleshy +  and woody +
Hispid or harsh or bristly paintbrush +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
spreading-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
much-branched +, unbranched +  and eglandular +
spreading +  and erect +
stipitate-glandular +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
purple-tinged +  and green +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
emarginate +  and truncate +
above mid lobes +, arising +, spreading +  and ascending +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
oblong +  and lanceolate +
subequal +
much narrower +
(0-)3-5(-7)-lobed +, flat +, involute +, wavy +, plane +, linear or +  and narrowly broadly lanceolate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
stipitate-glandular +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Euchroma +  and Oncorhynchus +
Castilleja hispida +
Castilleja +
species +
shallow;deep +
reduced +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +