Chloropyron tecopense

(Munz & J. C. Roos) Tank & J. M. Egger

Syst. Bot. 34: 189. 2009.

Common names: Tecopa bird's-beak
Endemic
Basionym: Cordylanthus tecopensis Munz & J. C. Roos Aliso 2: 233. 1950
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 669. Mentioned on page 666.

Stems erect to spreading, 5–60 cm, sparsely puberulent, hairs glandular and eglandular. Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 5–15 × 1–2 mm, margins entire. Spikes 2–15 cm; bracts often purple distally, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 10–15 mm, margins pinnately 3-lobed near middle. Flowers: calyx 10–13 mm; corolla pale lavender to pale lilac, 10–15 mm, lobes 4–5 mm, occasionally marked with redbrown or purple-red lines; stamens 2, each with 2 pollen-sacs; staminodes 2. Capsules narrowly ellipsoid, 5–7 mm. Seeds 8–10, brown, ± reniform, 2–3 mm, without abaxial crest. 2n = 28.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Alkaline meadows and flats.
Elevation: 100–900 m.

Discussion

Chloropyron tecopense has a delicate appearance because of their slender branches with relatively small, appressed leaves. The species is found in Inyo and eastern San Bernardino counties in California and in Esmeralda County in western Nevada.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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rounded +  and galeate +
Kerry A. Barringer +
(Munz & J. C. Roos) Tank & J. M. Egger +
Cordylanthus tecopensis +
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linear +  and narrowly lanceolate +
spathe-like +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
ellipsoid +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Tecopa bird's-beak +
not elongate +
pale lavender +  and pale lilac +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Nev. +
100–900 m. +
pilose +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Alkaline meadows and flats. +
axillary +  and terminal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
deciduous +
purple-red;redbrown +
narrowly triangular +  and triangular +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
8 +  and 10 +
reniform +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
erect +  and spreading +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
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