Cordylanthus rigidus subsp. brevibracteatus

(A. Gray) Munz

Aliso 4: 98. 1958.

Endemic
Basionyms: Cordylanthus filifolius var. brevibracteatus A. Gray in W. H. Brewer et al. Bot. California 1: 622. 1876
Synonyms: Adenostegia rigida var. brevibracteata (A. Gray) Greene C. rigidus var. brevibracteatus (A. Gray) J. F. Macbride
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 676. Mentioned on page 673, 675.

Stems puberulent and sparsely hispid. Spikes 2–12-flowered; proximal bracts 5–12 mm, shorter than flowers, midlobes green or red distally, linear-lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm wide, apex retuse to slightly rounded. Flowers: corolla 8–17 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Rocky opening in pine woodlands, pine-juniper woodlands, sagebrush scrub.
Elevation: 800–2600 m.

Discussion

Subspecies brevibracteatus occurs on the Kern Plateau and resembles subsp. rigidus, found to the north in the Sierra Nevada. Both have flowers in compact heads; plants of subsp. brevibracteatus differ in having proximal bracts 5–12 mm.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
rounded +  and galeate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Kerry A. Barringer +
(A. Gray) Munz +
Cordylanthus filifolius var. brevibracteatus +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
spathe-like +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
oblong-ovoid +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.5mm +  and 1.5mm +
800–2600 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Rocky opening in pine woodlands, pine-juniper woodlands, sagebrush scrub. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
hirsute +  and puberulent +
green +, ivory +  and purplish black +
linear-lanceolate +  and linear or slightly spatulate +
1mm;3mm +
toothed +, entire +  and 3-lobed +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
red +  and green +
linear-lanceolate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
10 +  and 25 +
oblong-ovoid +
2-12-flowered +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Adenostegia rigida var. brevibracteata +  and C. rigidus var. brevibracteatus +
Cordylanthus rigidus subsp. brevibracteatus +
Cordylanthus rigidus +
subspecies +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +