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Kelso Creek Monkeyflower

Erythranthe shevockii (Heckard & Bacig.) N. S. Fraga

Erythranthe shevockii

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Erythranthe shevockii is a rare species of monkeyflower known by the common name Kelso Creek monkeyflower. It was formerly known as Mimulus shevockii.[1][2][3][4]

Distribution

Erythranthe shevockii is endemic to the southern Sierra Nevada in Kern County, California, where it is known from about 10 occurrences near Lake Isabella. It grows in granitic, alluvial soils in dry washes and Joshua tree woodlands where the Sierra Nevada transitions to the Mojave Desert.[5][6]

Description

Erythranthe shevockii is an annual herb up to about 12 centimeters tall with a very slender, often red stem. The oppositely arranged oval leaves are no more than a centimeter long each and are sometimes fused together in pairs about the stem.

The tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a red or red-spotted calyx of sepals. The flower has a narrow tube throat and wide face, and is roughly a centimeter long. The corolla is divided into a deep maroon red upper lip and a wider lower lip which is yellow with red dots.

The plant sometimes hybridizes with its relative, Mimulus androsaceus.[7]

References

  1. ^ Barker, W.R.; Nesom, G.L.; Beardsley, P.M.; Fraga, N.S. (2012), "A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations" (PDF), Phytoneuron, 2012–39: 1–60CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Yen, Alan; Olmstead, R. G. (2003). "AFLP Phylogeny of Mimulus Section Erythranthe and the Evolution of Hummingbird Pollination". Evolution. 57 (6): 1397–1410. doi:10.1554/02-086. JSTOR 3448862.
  3. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Olmstead, R. G. (2002). "Redefining Phrymaceae: the placement of Mimulus, tribe Mimuleae, and Phryma". American Journal of Botany. 89 (7): 1093–1102. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.7.1093. JSTOR 4122195. PMID 21665709.
  4. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Schoenig, Steve E.; Whittall, Justen B.; Olmstead, Richard G. (2004). "Patterns of Evolution in Western North American Mimulus (Phrymaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 91 (3): 474–4890. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.3.474. JSTOR 4123743. PMID 21653403.
  5. ^ Beardsley, P. M. (2004). "Patterns of evolution in western North American Mimulus (Phrymaceae)" (PDF). Am J Bot. 91 (3): 487.
  6. ^ "California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile". Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  7. ^ Audubon Kern County. Kelso Creek Monkeyflower: Audubon protects critical habitat up Cyrus Canyon Archived 2010-05-23 at the Wayback Machine

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Erythranthe shevockii: Brief Summary

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Erythranthe shevockii is a rare species of monkeyflower known by the common name Kelso Creek monkeyflower. It was formerly known as Mimulus shevockii.

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