Diplacus puniceus

Nuttall

Ann. Nat. Hist. 1: 137. 1838.

Common names: Red bush monkeyflower
Synonyms: Diplacus glutinosus var. puniceus (Nuttall) Bentham Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus (Nuttall) D. M. Thompson M. glutinosus var. puniceus (Nuttall) A. Gray M. puniceus (Nuttall) Steudel
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 452. Mentioned on page 427, 450, 451.

Subshrubs or shrubs. Stems erect to ascending-erect or sprawling, 200–1500 (–2000) mm, glabrous. Leaves cauline, relatively even-sized; petiole absent; blade linear-oblong or narrowly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate or oblanceolate, 10–60 × 1–11 (–15) mm, margins entire or serrate, plane or revolute, apex acute, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 5–25 mm in fruit. Flowers 2 (–4) per node, chasmogamous. Calyces not inflated in fruit, 17–25 mm, glabrous, lobes unequal, apex acute, ribs green, intercostal areas light green. Corollas deep red, orange-red, or orange to maroon, throat sometimes orangish, palate ridges red, rarely yellow, tube-throat 27–35 mm, limb 15–23 mm diam., bilabiate, lobes oblong, apex truncate, sometimes notched. Anthers (distal pair) exserted, glabrous. Styles minutely glandular. Stigmas exserted, lobes equal. Capsules 14–22 mm. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering Jan–Jul(–Oct).
Habitat: Rocky hillsides, boulders, moist hillsides, canyons, wash bottoms, roadsides, chaparral.
Elevation: (20–)100–700 m.

Distribution

Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Diplacus puniceus occurs in southwestern California and northeastern Baja California. Hybrids are common with D. longiflorus and have been called D. ×australis.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Diplacus puniceus"
Notched (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Guy L. Nesom +  and Melissa C. Tulig +
Nuttall +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
narrowly elliptic;narrowly lanceolate or oblanceolate +
? (?) +, ? (?) +  and ? (?) +
1mm;11mm +
not inflated +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
Red bush monkeyflower +
not +, rarely radially symmetric +  and weakly strongly bilabiate +
orange;maroon +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
(20–)100–700 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
reflexed;nodding;erect +
reduced +
compressed;asymmetrically ovoid;lanceoloid or nearly cylindric +
Rocky hillsides, boulders, moist hillsides, canyons, wash bottoms, roadsides, chaparral. +
gland-tipped +
alternate +, opposite +, rosulate +  and subrosulate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
equal-sized +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
unequal +
palmate +  and subpinnate +
revolute +, plane +  and serrate +
wing-angled +  and angled +
basal +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
orthotropous +  and anatropous +
yellow +  and red +
rarely more or less equal to or slightly longer +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Flowering Jan–Jul(–Oct). +
Ann. Nat. Hist. +
flattened +, ovoid +  and oblong +
deciduous +
erect;ascending-erect or sprawling +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br />) +
Diplacus glutinosus var. puniceus +, Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus +, M. glutinosus var. puniceus +  and M. puniceus +
Diplacus puniceus +
Diplacus +
species +
2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +
shrub +  and subshrub +
10 +, 9 +  and 8 +