Cordylanthus ramosus

Nuttall ex Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

Prodr. 10: 597. 1846.

Common names: Bushy bird’s-beak
Endemic
Synonyms: Adenostegia ciliosa Rydberg A. ramosa (Nuttall ex Bentham) Greene Cordylanthus ramosus var. puberulus J. F. Macbride C. ramosus subsp. setosus Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 675. Mentioned on page 670, 671.

Stems erect, 10–30 (–90) cm, puberulent, sometimes pilose. Leaves puberulent; proximal 10–40 mm, margins 3–5-lobed, lobes 1–2 mm wide; distal 10–15 × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 3–7-flowered; bracts 1–7, 10–20 mm, margins 5–7-lobed, lobes green, sometimes purple distally, filiform. Pedicels: bracteoles 10–20 mm, margins entire. Flowers: calyx 15–20 mm, tube 0 mm, apex entire or 2-fid, cleft 0–1 mm; corolla pale-yellow, spotted and streaked with purple, 10–20 mm, throat 4–6 mm diam., abaxial lip 3–5 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy distally, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, unequal. Capsules oblong-lanceoloid, 8–10 mm. Seeds 10–20, light-brown, narrowly ovate, 1.5–2 mm, reticulate. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky, alkaline soils, sagebrush scrub.
Elevation: 400–2900 m.

Distribution

Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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rounded +  and galeate +
2-fid (?) +  and Entire (?) +
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0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
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spotted and streaked with purple +  and pale-yellow +
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Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
400–2900 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Rocky, alkaline soils, sagebrush scrub. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
puberulent +
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tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
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