Brittonia 27: 336. 1976.
Stems often reddish, at least at nodes, short glandular-pubescent, viscid. Leaves: petiole 1–8.5 cm; blade oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 2.5–9.5 × 1–4.5 cm, margins entire, often undulate, often scabro-ciliate; surfaces glabrous or glandular-puberulent, adaxial surface usually glaucous. Inflorescences 10–25-flowered; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 7–19 × 2–6 mm, papery, margins glandular short ciliate, base attenuate, glabrous or glabrate. Perianth: tube pink to magenta, 12–30 mm, limb pale-pink to magenta, 8–13 mm diam., lobes showy, over 1.5 mm. Fruits oval in profile, 18–30 × 11–25 mm, walls indurate; lateral ribs 1–3, or absent, if extending into wings, only slightly raised; wings (2–) 3 (–4).
Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soils, desert scrub
Elevation: 1100-1600 m
N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua)