Cordylanthus pringlei

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 19: 94. 1883.

Common names: Pringle’s bird’s-beak
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 674. Mentioned on page 670.

Stems erect or ascending, 30–120 (–150) cm, glabrous or puberulent. Leaves puberulent or glabrous; proximal 10–40 mm, margins 3-lobed, lobes 1–2 mm wide; distal 5–20 × 1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 2–4-flowered, 15–20 mm; bracts 1–3, flabelliform, 5–8 mm, margins 3–7-lobed, lobes green, narrowly ovate. Pedicels: bracteoles 8–10 mm, margins entire. Flowers: calyx 8–10 mm, tube 0 mm, apex 2-fid, cleft 0.5–1 mm; corolla pale-yellow to yellow with purple markings, 8–9 mm, throat 4 mm diam., adaxial lip 3–4 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, unequal. Capsules oblong-ovoid, 5–8 mm. Seeds 4–6, dark-brown, ovoid to narrowly reniform, 2.5–3 mm, striate. 2n = 28.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry openings in chaparral and mixed-evergreen forests.
Elevation: 300–1900 m.

Discussion

Cordylanthus pringlei grows in the Coast Range of California. The species is distinctive because of its flabelliform inflorescence bracts and relatively short corollas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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rounded +  and galeate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
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flabelliform +
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spathe-like +
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oblong-ovoid +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Pringle’s bird’s-beak +
pale-yellow +  and yellow +
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0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
300–1900 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Dry openings in chaparral and mixed-evergreen forests. +
axillary +  and terminal +
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deciduous +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
1mm;2mm +
3-7-lobed +  and 3-lobed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
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Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
4 +  and 6 +
ovoid +  and narrowly reniform +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
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