Castilleja parviflora var. albida

(Pennell) Ownbey in C. L. Hitchcock et al.

Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. 4: 317. 1959.

Common names: Pale small-flowered paintbrush
Endemic
Basionyms: Castilleja oreopola subsp. albida Pennell Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 99: 188. 1947
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 641. Mentioned on page 605, 640, 642.

Herbs 0.6–2.7 dm. Leaves broadly, sometimes narrowly, lanceolate to elliptic, margins plane to ± wavy, (0–) 3–5 (–7) -lobed, apex acute to obtuse; lobes ascending, lanceolate. Bracts distally white to cream, sometimes suffused with pink to purple, 3–5 (–7) -lobed; lobes lanceolate, arising at or above mid length. Calyces green to purple or red, distally white to pink, 12–17 (–21) mm; abaxial clefts (6–) 7–8 mm, adaxial 8–10 mm, abaxial ca. 40% of calyx length, adaxial ca. 33% of calyx length, lateral 2–6 mm, 15–25% of calyx length; lobes triangular, apex acute, sometimes obtuse. Corollas 12–20 (–25) mm; tube 8–11 mm; subequal to calyx or beak exserted, 5.5–8 mm; abaxial lip green, brown, or yellow; teeth white to yellow, sometimes pinkish.


Phenology: Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Moist to wet meadows, snowmelt streams, receding shorelines, subalpine to lower alpine.
Elevation: 1200–2500 m.

Discussion

Variety albida is found in the Cascade Range of southern British Columbia southward to the Wenatchee Mountains of Washington. In central British Columbia, the point of transition into var. parviflora still needs definition. Variety albida is characterized by whitish to cream bracts, although some plants in Okanogan County, Washington, have pink or purple bracts in mixed populations with white-bracted plants.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"arising" is not a number.

0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
yellow +, brown +  and green +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
(Pennell) Ownbey in C. L. Hitchcock et al. +
Castilleja oreopola subsp. albida +
subequal +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
suffused with pink;purple +
3-5(-7)-lobed +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
lateral +  and deeper +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
green +  and purple or red distally white +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
fleshy +  and woody +
Pale small-flowered paintbrush +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
curved +  and straight +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
B.C. +  and Wash. +
1200–2500 m. +
spreading-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Moist to wet meadows, snowmelt streams, receding shorelines, subalpine to lower alpine. +
much-branched +, unbranched +  and eglandular +
stipitate-glandular +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
blackening +, gray-green +  and purple-tinged or deep purple +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
lanceolate;elliptic +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
triangular +  and lanceolate +
expanded +
much narrower +
(0-)3-5(-7)-lobed +, plane +  and more or less wavy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Sep. +
Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
many;several +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Euchroma +  and Oncorhynchus +
Castilleja parviflora var. albida +
Castilleja parviflora +
variety +
pinkish +, white +  and yellow +
shallow;deep +
reduced +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
subequal +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +