Penstemon newberryi

A. Gray in War Department [U.S.]

Pacif. Railr. Rep. 6(3): 82, plate 14. 1858.

Common names: Newberry’s beardtongue
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 90. Mentioned on page 86, 87.

Subshrubs, cespitose. Stems ascending to erect, (5–) 10–32 cm, glabrous or retrorsely hairy, not glaucous. Leaves persistent, 4–9 pairs, distals distinctly to slightly smaller than proximals, short-petiolate or sessile, (5–) 9–42 × 4–14 (–18) mm, blade elliptic to obovate, base tapered, cuneate, or cordate-clasping, margins ± serrulate or serrulate-denticulate to serrate, apex rounded to obtuse or acute, glabrous, glaucous. Thyrses continuous, ± secund, 2–20 cm, axis glandular-pubescent, verticillasters 4–12, cymes 1-flowered; proximal bracts ovate to lanceolate, 4–11 (–20) × 2–8 (–15) mm; peduncles and pedicels ascending, glandular-pubescent. Flowers: calyx lobes lanceolate, 6–10 × 2–2.5 mm, glandular-pubescent; corolla pink, red, scarlet, lavender, or purple, essentially unlined internally but abaxial ridges sometimes pink to whitish, not personate, funnelform, 22–35 mm, glabrous externally, moderately to densely white-lanate internally abaxially, tube 6–9 mm, throat 5–12 mm diam.; stamens included or longer pair exserted, pollen-sacs 0.8–1.7 mm; staminode 8–14 mm, slightly flattened distally, 0.1–0.3 mm diam., tip straight, distal 2–8 mm pubescent to lanate, hairs white or yellowish, to 1 mm; style 20–24 mm. Capsules (8–) 10–13 × (4–) 5–8 mm.

Discussion

Varieties 3 (3 in the flora).

Penstemon newberryi is known from the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges of California, Nevada, and Oregon.

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Corollas pink to lavender or purple, 27–35 mm; stamens included, pollen sacs 1.2–1.7 mm. Penstemon newberryi var. berryi
1 Corollas red, scarlet, or purple, 22–30 mm; stamens: longer pair exserted, pollen sacs 0.8–1.3 mm. > 2
2 Corollas red to scarlet; distal leaves distinctly smaller than proximals. Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi
2 Corollas purple; distal leaves slightly smaller than proximals. Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis

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... more about "Penstemon newberryi"
pink +  and whitish +
white-lanate +  and glabrous +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
glaucous +  and glabrous +
Craig C. Freeman +
A. Gray in War Department [U.S.] +
glandular-pubescent +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
cuneate;tapered +
Dasanthera +
elliptic;obovate +
not +  and leathery +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
glandular-pubescent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
short-tubular +  and short-campanulate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
sessile +, short-petiolate +  and petiolate +
Newberry’s beardtongue +
not +, personate +  and bilabiate +
purple +, lavender +, scarlet +, red +  and pink +
glabrous +, hairy +  and glandular-pubescent +
ventricose-ampliate +  and ampliate +
sessile +  and short-petiolate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and lanate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
scale-like +  and not needlelike +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
distinctly to slightly smaller +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Oreg. +
drupe-like +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
yellowish +  and white +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
membranous +
terminal +  and axillary +
subopposite +  and opposite +
persistent +
not +, glaucous +, hairy +  and glabrous +
4 (?) +  and 9 (?) +
leathery +
orbiculate;linear;orbiculate;linear;truncate;oblanceolate;obovate;oblong;elliptic;round;lanceolate;ovate +
erose +  and entire +
glandular +, glabrous +  and glandular-pubescent +
less serrulate or serrulate-denticulate +  and serrate +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
glandular-pubescent +
glandular-pubescent +
5 +  and 4 +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br />) +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Pacif. Railr. Rep. +
minute +
exserted +  and included +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (?) +
subalternate +, alternate +, whorled +  and opposite +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
ascending;erect +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (32 cm320 mm <br />0.32 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
Penstemon newberryi +
Penstemon sect. Erianthera +
species +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
2-ridged +  and inflated +
not constricted +
secund +  and continuous +
conic +  and cylindric +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
straight +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
subshrub +  and cespitose +