Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 855491
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. E. Jones
Year Collected: 1903
Locality: Chimihuevis Mountains; alt. 3000 ft., Arizona, United States, North America
Elevation (m): 914 to 914
- Isotype: Jones, M. E. 1908. Contr. W. Bot. 12: 66.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Distributed in southwesten United States on gravelly or rocky desert washes, canyon floors at 100-1400 meters. Element occurs in creosote-bush scrub and juniper-pinyon woodland communities.
Penstemon pseudospectabilis (desert beardtongue, or desert penstemon) a species of penstemon. It is native to the southwestern United States, where it grows in desert and plateau habitat types, such as sandy washes, scrub, and woodland. The plant is generally a shrub growing to one meter, with many erect stems. The thin leaves are oval with wide, pointed tips and serrated edges. They are arranged oppositely in pairs, many are completely fused at the bases about the stem, forming a disc. The inflorescence bears tubular flowers with expanded, lobed mouths and glandular hairs on most surfaces, except the hairless staminode. The flower grows to 2.5 centimeters and is reddish pink.
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