Castilleja subinclusa var. jepsonii

(Bacigalupi & Heckard) J. M. Egger

Phytologia 90: 79. 2008.

Common names: Jepson’s paintbrush
Basionyms: Castilleja jepsonii Bacigalupi & Heckard Leafl. W. Bot. 10: 282. 1966
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 659. Mentioned on page 658.

Herbs 1.8–12 dm. Stems usually dull reddish, hairs spreading, short or long. Leaves pale gray-green to ± ash-colored, rarely dull reddish purple, linear to linear-lanceolate, margins plane; lobe apex acute to obtuse. Inflorescences 3–30 × 1–7 cm; bracts distally or entirely red to red-orange, rarely yellow, 0 (–3) -lobed. Calyces red or red-orange throughout, or proximally green to purple, distally red to red-orange, rarely yellow, 20–38 mm; abaxial clefts 13–23 mm, adaxial 7–17 mm, lateral 3–7.5 mm, lobe apex acute to acuminate. Corollas 25–50 mm; beak exceeding calyx, beak, and abaxial lip, often part of tube usually exserted out abaxial cleft; beak adaxially green to yellow-green, rarely yellow, margins red to orange, rarely yellow, not strongly contrasting with color of calyces; abaxial lip green, reddish, blackish, or deep red-purple; teeth green, purplish red, or blackish, 0.5–1 mm. 2n = 24, 48.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jul.
Habitat: Dry, sandy or rocky slopes, desert scrub, foothill woodlands, chaparral.
Elevation: 300–1900 m.

Distribution

Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Variety jepsonii is a chaparral associate found at moderate elevations in California, from the southwestern Sierra Nevada and Transverse ranges southward into northern Baja California, to at least as far as the Sierra San Pedro Mártir. It differs from var. subinclusa in its habitat and distribution, as well as the differences listed in the key.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"acute" is not a number."medium" is not a number.

1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
red-purple +, deep +, blackish +, reddish +  and green +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
lateral +  and deeper +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
(Bacigalupi & Heckard) J. M. Egger +
Castilleja jepsonii +
subequal +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
yellow;red;red-orange +
0(-3)-lobed +
yellow +, proximally green +  and purple distally red +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
fleshy +  and woody +
Jepson’s paintbrush +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
straight +  and slightly curved +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
0(-3)-lobed;sometimes broadly lanceolate;oblong or elliptic +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
300–1900 m. +
spreading-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Dry, sandy or rocky slopes, desert scrub, foothill woodlands, chaparral. +
much-branched +, unbranched +  and eglandular +
stipitate-glandular +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
reddish purple +, pale gray-green +  and more or less ash-colored +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
linear;linear-lanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10.5 cm105 mm <br />0.105 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
above mid lobes +, arising +, spreading +  and erect +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
linear +  and narrowly triangular +
subequal +
yellow +, red +  and orange +
short-stipitate-glandular +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Mar–Jul. +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
branched +  and unbranched +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
aerial +  and subterranean +
leaning +, erect +  and ascending +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Euchroma +  and Oncorhynchus +
Castilleja subinclusa var. jepsonii +
Castilleja subinclusa +
variety +
blackish +, purplish red +  and green +
shallow;deep +
reduced +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.9 cm29 mm <br />0.029 m <br />) +