Cordylanthus parviflorus

(Ferris) Wiggins

Contr. Dudley Herb. 1: 174. 1933.

Common names: Purple or sticky bird’s-beak
Endemic
Basionym: Adenostegia parviflora Ferris Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 45: 409, plate 10, fig. 8, plate 11, fig. 4. 1918
Synonyms: Cordylanthus glandulosus Pennell & Clokey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 673. Mentioned on page 670, 674.

Stems erect to ascending, 20–60 cm, hirsute and densely glandular-pubescent. Leaves glandular-pubescent and hirsute; proximal 10–30 mm, margins 3-lobed, lobes 1 mm wide; distal 5–20 × 1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences spikes, 2-flowered, or flowers solitary; bracts 1 (or 2), 5–15 mm, margins 3-lobed, lobes sometimes purplish distally, linear-lanceolate. Pedicels: bracteoles 10–12 mm, margins entire. Flowers: calyx 10–15 mm, tube 5–8 mm, apex 2-fid, cleft 1 mm; corolla pale-pink to purple-pink with darker veins, 15–20 mm, tube 10–15 mm, throat 5–7 mm diam., abaxial lip 5–6 mm, shorter than and not appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, equal. Capsules oblong-lanceoloid, 7–9 mm. Seeds 15–20, dark-brown, ovoid to reniform, 1.5–2 mm, reticulate and papillate. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands, Joshua tree woodlands.
Elevation: 700–2200 m.

Distribution

Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Utah.

Discussion

Cordylanthus parviflorus is similar to C. laxiflorus, which also has unequal corolla lips. It can be distinguished from C. laxiflorus by its pink to purple (versus yellow) corollas and stamens with two pollen sacs.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Cordylanthus parviflorus"
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
rounded +  and galeate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
Kerry A. Barringer +
(Ferris) Wiggins +
Adenostegia parviflora +
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spathe-like +
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oblong-lanceoloid +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Purple or sticky bird’s-beak +
pale-pink +  and purple-pink +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
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Ariz. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +  and Utah. +
700–2200 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Dry, rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands, Joshua tree woodlands. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
hirsute +  and glandular-pubescent +
linear-lanceolate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Aug–Oct. +
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15 +  and 20 +
papillate +
ovoid +  and reniform +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
erect +  and ascending +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Cordylanthus glandulosus +
Cordylanthus parviflorus +
Cordylanthus +
species +
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