Dicranostegia orcuttiana

(A. Gray) Pennell

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 99: 190. 1947.

Common names: Orcutt’s or Baja bird’s-beak
IllustratedConservation concern
Basionyms: Cordylanthus orcuttianus A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 19: 95. 1883
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 679. Mentioned on page 680.
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Illustrator: John Myers

Copyright: Flora of North America Association

Annuals 10–50 cm, puberulent and hispid to hirsute, hairs white; branches present. Leaves: blade ovate, 2–6 (–8) × 3–5 cm, 8–11-lobed. Spikes 2–10 cm; bracts red to maroon distally, oblong-lanceolate, 15–25 mm, 3–7-lobed. Pedicels: bracteole 1, lanceolate to narrowly triangulate pinnate-lobed. Flowers: calyx 6–8 mm, 2-fid, lobes 4–6 mm; corolla 18–25 mm, abaxial lip not spreading, often with purple spots at base, adaxial lip yellow distally; stamens each with 2 pollen-sacs widely separated on curved connectives, staminodes sometimes with sterile anthers. Capsules 10–12 mm. Seeds 1–1.5 mm, reticulate, with abaxial crest. 2n = 32.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Aug.
Habitat: Coastal scrub.
Elevation: 10–400 m.

Distribution

Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Dicranostegia orcuttiana is found along the west coast of Baja California Peninsula, Mexico, and in the flora area in San Diego County, where it is threatened by urbanization.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Dicranostegia orcuttiana"
Kerry A. Barringer +
(A. Gray) Pennell +
Cordylanthus orcuttianus +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
8-11-lobed;ovate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
3cm;5cm +
3-7-lobed +  and oblong-lanceolate +
pinnate-lobed;lanceolate;narrowly triangulate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Orcutt’s or Baja bird’s-beak +
white +  and yellow +
1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
10–400 m. +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Coastal scrub. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
triangular +
8-11-lobed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering Mar–Aug. +
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
5 +  and 20 +
Illustrated +  and Conservation concern +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
not fleshy +
not expanded +
Dicranostegia orcuttiana +
Dicranostegia +
species +
hispid +  and hirsute +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +