Cordylanthus kingii

S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 233, 460, plate 22, figs. 3–6. 1871.

Common names: King’s bird’s-beak
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 672. Mentioned on page 670.

Stems erect, 10–80 cm, puberulent, pubescent, or densely villous. Leaves glandular-pubescent; proximal 10–40 mm, margins 3–5-lobed, lobes linear to filiform, 1–3 mm wide; distal 10–25 × 1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 2–12-flowered, or flowers solitary; bracts 1–6, 10–40 mm, margins 3-lobed, lobes purple distally, narrowly lanceolate, linear, or filiform. Pedicels: bracteoles 10–40 mm, margins pinnately lobed. Flowers: calyx 15–30 (–40) mm, tube 1–2.5 mm, apex 2-fid, cleft 2–3 mm; corolla lavender-pink to purple-red or yellow with purple veins and markings, 15–25 (–30) mm, throat 5–7 mm diam., abaxial lip 5–10 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, equal. Capsules oblong-lanceoloid, 6–12 mm. Seeds 15–20, light-brown, ovoid to reniform, 2–2.5 mm, reticulate and papillate.

Discussion

Subspecies 3 (3 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Bracts 3–6, lobes narrowly lanceolate to linear. Cordylanthus kingii subsp. helleri
1 Bracts 1–3, lobes linear to filiform. > 2
2 Corollas 15–25 mm; stems puberulent to pubescent; spikes 20–40 mm, 3–5(–8)-flowered. Cordylanthus kingii subsp. kingii
2 Corollas 25–30 mm; stems densely villous; spikes 40–50 mm, 8–12-flowered. Cordylanthus kingii subsp. densiflorus
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0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
rounded +  and galeate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
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not leathery +  and not fleshy +
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3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
spathe-like +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
oblong-lanceoloid +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
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lavender-pink +  and purple-red or yellow +
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Calif. +, Nev. +  and Utah +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
glandular-pubescent +
filiform +, linear +  and lanceolate +
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lobed +, 3-lobed +  and 3-5-lobed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
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papillate +
ovoid +  and reniform +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
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not fleshy +
expanded +
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