Cordylanthus eremicus subsp. kernensis

T. I. Chuang & Heckard

Syst. Bot. Monogr. 10: 91, figs 3c2, 8k,l, 9d, 36i. 1986.

Common names: Kern Plateau bird’s-beak
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 671.

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.

Discussion

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

yellow +  and pink +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
rounded +  and galeate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
Kerry A. Barringer +
T. I. Chuang & Heckard +
Adenostegia eremica +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
glabrous +  and pilose +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
spathe-like +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
oblong-lanceoloid +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Kern Plateau bird’s-beak +
pink +  and lavender +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
2100–3000 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Dry, rocky slopes in pine-juniper woodlands. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
puberulent +
green +  and yellow-green +
linear +  and filiform +
5-7-lobed +  and 3-7-lobed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Jun–Sep. +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Syst. Bot. Monogr. +
10 +  and 15 +
not papillate +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Cordylanthus ramosus subsp. eremicus +
Cordylanthus eremicus subsp. kernensis +
Cordylanthus eremicus +
subspecies +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +