Keckiella lemmonii

(A. Gray) Straw

Brittonia 19: 203. 1967.

Common names: Lemmon’s keckiella
Endemic
Basionyms: Penstemon lemmonii A. Gray in W. H. Brewer et al. Bot. California 1: 557. 1876
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 79. Mentioned on page 76, 78.

Stems erect, virgate with age, 5–15 dm, glabrous when young, glaucous. Leaves opposite; blade lanceolate to ovate, 10–65 mm, margins usually 2–12-toothed. Inflorescences panicles, glandular-hairy. Flowers: caly× 3.5–6.7 mm, lobes lanceolate; corolla purplish brown, abaxial lip pale-yellow, brown-purple lined, 11–15 mm, tube plus distinct throat 5.5–9.5 mm, longer than adaxial lip, adaxial lip 2.6–6 mm; pollen-sacs 0.6–0.9 mm; staminode densely yellow-hairy, exserted. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, coniferous and mixed forests, chaparral.
Elevation: 40–1900 m.

Discussion

Keckiella lemmonii is essentially restricted to the mountains of northern California from the North Coast Ranges through the Klamath Mountains and the northern high Sierra Nevada.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Keckiella lemmonii"
brown-purple lined +  and pale-yellow +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.26 cm2.6 mm <br />0.0026 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
David C. Michener +  and Noel H. Holmgren +
(A. Gray) Straw +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
Penstemon lemmonii +
lanceolate;ovate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
whorled +, subopposite +  and opposite +
Lemmon’s keckiella +
purplish brown +
scale-like +  and not needlelike +
Calif. +  and Nev. +
drupe-like +
40–1900 m. +
curved +  and straight +
eglandular-hairy +
×3.5-6.7 +
1 +  and 4 +
loculicidal +  and septicidal +
Rocky slopes, coniferous and mixed forests, chaparral. +
white-membranous +
terminal +  and axillary +
drought-deciduous +
lanceolate +
2-12-toothed +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br />) +
spikelike +
minute +
short-tubular +
filamentous +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
Keckiella lemmonii +
Keckiella +
species +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (0.95 cm9.5 mm <br />0.0095 m <br />) +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
biennial +, perennial +  and annual +
shrub +  and subshrub +