Cordylanthus wrightii

A. Gray in W. H. Emory

Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 120. 1859.

Synonyms: Adenostegia wrightii (A. Gray) Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 678. Mentioned on page 670, 671.

Stems erect or ascending, 20–90 cm, puberulent and glandular-puberulent or scabrous, often glabrate. Leaves puberulent or glandular-puberulent, often glabrescent; proximal 20–35 mm, margins 3–7 lobed, lobes 0.5–1.5 mm wide; distal 10–20 mm, margins entire or 3-lobed. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 2–12-flowered, 20–40 mm; bracts 2–10, green or purple distally, 15–30 mm, margins (4 or) 5–9-lobed, lobes linear. Pedicels: bracteoles 15–30 mm, margins toothed or lobed. Flowers: calyx lanceolate, 20–25 mm, tube 3–4 mm, apex 2-fid, cleft 1–2 mm; corolla bright or pale-yellow or lavender-pink with purple markings, 20–30 mm, throat 6–8 mm diam., abaxial lip 5–8 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, equal. Capsules oblong, 10–15 mm. Seeds 15–20, brown, oblong-ovoid, 2–2.5 mm, reticulate.

Distribution

Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, n Mexico

Discussion

Subspecies 3 (3 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Spikes 2–4-flowered; bracts 2 or 3. Cordylanthus wrightii subsp. wrightii
1 Spikes 5–12-flowered; bracts 4–10. > 2
2 Bracteole margins pinnately lobed; stems puberulent and glandular-puberulent to glabrate. Cordylanthus wrightii subsp. kaibabensis
2 Bracteole margins toothed distally; stems scabrous. Cordylanthus wrightii subsp. tenuifolius
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0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
rounded +  and galeate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Kerry A. Barringer +
A. Gray in W. H. Emory +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
purple;green +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
lanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
red +, pink +, purple +, yellow-green +  and yellow +
pale-yellow or lavender-pink +  and bright +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +  and n Mexico +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
axillary +  and terminal +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
deciduous +
glabrescent +, glandular-puberulent +  and puberulent +
triangular +
0.5mm;1.5mm +
lobed +, toothed +, 5-9-lobed +, 3-lobed +  and entire +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
15 +  and 20 +
oblong-ovoid +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Adenostegia wrightii +
Cordylanthus wrightii +
Cordylanthus +
species +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +