Cordylanthus eremicus subsp. kernensis
Syst. Bot. Monogr. 10: 91, figs 3c2, 8k,l, 9d, 36i. 1986.
Inflorescences: bracts sparsely pilose or glabrous, lobes green to yellow-green distally, apex acute. Flowers: calyx-tube 1 mm; corolla pink to lavender, lips pink; filaments hairy distally. Seeds not papillate.
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes in pine-juniper woodlands.
Elevation: 2100–3000 m.
Subspecies kernensis is known from the Kern Plateau in Inyo and Tulare counties. It can resemble Cordylanthus ramosus, which has calyces without a tube and yellow, not pink, corollas.