Pedicularis contorta var. rubicunda

R. N. Reese

Brittonia 36: 63, figs. 1–3. 1984.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 520.

Inflorescences: bracts 2–4 mm wide, proximal margins glabrous. Flowers: calyx reddish with purple spots; corolla: tube pink to pinkish purple; galea pink to pinkish purple; abaxial lip pink to pinkish purple. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Open subalpine forests, meadows, dry rocky exposures, deep loam soils, rocky well-drained soils.
Elevation: 2000–2900 m.

Discussion

Reese noted that the center of distribution of var. rubicunda was Clearwater County, Idaho, and adjacent Ravalli County, Montana. Intermediates are common between var. contorta and var. rubicunda in areas of sympatry where the same species of Bombus pollinate both varieties during foraging (Reese).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

pink +  and pinkish purple +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
beakless +  and beaked +
Bruce W. Robart +
R. N. Reese +
curving +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
1-pinnatifid;triangular;lanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
10mm;25mm +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
pinnatifid +, trullate +  and obtrullate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
tubular +, campanulate +  and symmetric +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and woody +
whorled +  and alternate +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and pink +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
Idaho +  and Mont. +
2000–2900 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
pink +  and pinkish purple +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
Open subalpine forests, meadows, dry rocky exposures, deep loam soils, rocky well-drained soils. +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
triangular +
entire +  and serrate +
nonoverlapping +
crenate +  and serrate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
12-40-flowered;simple +
5 +  and 100 +
5 +  and 2 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
Woolly (?) +, Villous (?) +, Hispid (?) +  and Glabrous (?) +
glabrous;glabrous;glabrous +
Elephantella +  and Pediculariopsis +
Pedicularis contorta var. rubicunda +
Pedicularis contorta +
variety +
pink;pinkish purple +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +