Kalmiopsis fragrans

Meinke & Kaye

J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 10, figs. 1, 2A,C, 3A, 4A,B. 2007 ,.

Common names: Umpqua kalmiopsis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 479. Mentioned on page 480.

Shrubs, erect, larger plants frequently trailing, loose, to 12 (–30) dm. Twigs reddish to purplish, becoming gray to dark gray, puberulent and sparsely sessile-glandular, becoming glabrate. Leaves sweetly aromatic; petiole 1–4 mm, sparsely puberulent, glandular; blade rich, deep green abaxially, pale green adaxially, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, (5–) 8–30 (–45) × 4–10 mm, base ± cuneate, margins entire, plane, apex obtuse, apiculate, surfaces glabrous or sparsely sessile dotted-glandular abaxially, moderately covered with sessile crystalline-punctate glands adaxially. Inflorescences erect, (2–) 4–8 (–12) -flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 0.5–2.5 (–3.3) cm, hairy, glandular. Flowers: calyx lobes reddish-pink to purple, ovate, 3–5 mm, margins ± glandular-ciliate; corolla pale reddish purple to deep pink, 16–28 (–33) mm diam., petal ridges connected within corolla lobes, connate ca. 1/3 their lengths, abaxial surface ± puberulent and glandular toward apex (throat mostly glabrous); filaments 7–16 mm, with yellowish cilia densely tufted basally; anthers purple, oblong, 0.7–1.8 mm; style dimorphic, 11–15 mm (long form), 5–8 mm (short form); ovary puberulent, dotted-glandular. Seeds 0.3–0.7 mm.


Phenology: Flowering early–late spring.
Habitat: Tuffaceous outcrops, within shaded, mesic, coniferous forests, open ridges, bare rock or shallow soil at bases of cliffs or boulders
Elevation: 400-1300 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

In cultivation, Kalmiopsis fragrans has sometimes been sold or labeled as the “LePiniec” form of Kalmiopsis. In the wild, it has a narrower geographic range (restricted to Douglas County in the southern Cascade Mountains of Oregon) and is significantly rarer than K. leachiana.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"/3" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property. "/2" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Kalmiopsis fragrans"
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
Robert J. Meinke +  and Shunguo Liu +
Meinke & Kaye +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
cuneate +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
pale green +  and green +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
elliptic;elliptic-oblong +
coriaceous +
4mm;10mm +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Umpqua kalmiopsis +
purple +  and deep pink +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
400-1300 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
pendulous +  and erect +
subglobose +
crystalline-punctate +
Tuffaceous outcrops, within shaded, mesic, coniferous forests, open ridges, bare rock or shallow soil at bases of cliffs or boulders +
multicellular +
(2-)4-8(-12)-flowered +
terminal +  and axillary +
persistent +
aromatic +
glandular-ciliate +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
connate +  and connected +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Flowering early–late spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas +
2-15-flowered +  and corymbiform +
distinct +
not tailed +  and ovoid +
0.3mm +  and 0.7mm +
distinct +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
trailing +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
dotted-glandular +, sessile +  and glabrous +
Undefined tribe Empetraceae +
Kalmiopsis fragrans +
Kalmiopsis +
species +
gray +  and dark gray +
glabrate +  and puberulent +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +