Agalinis pulchella

Pennell

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 428. 1913

Common names: Beautiful false foxglove
Selected by author to be illustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Gerardia pulcherrima Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 551. Mentioned on page 537, 547.
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Illustrator:
Stems branched, 50–120 cm; branches spreading-ascending, quadrangular-ridged, scabrous. Leaves spreading-ascending; blade filiform, 16–40 x 0.4–1 mm, margins entire, midvein harshly scabrous, adaxial surface scabrous; axillary fascicles: length 1/2–1 times subtending leaves. Inflorescences racemiform-paniculiform, flowers 1 per node, some flowers pseudoterminal; bracts shorter than pedicels. Pedicels spreading-ascending, 12–50 mm, scabrous. Flowers: calyx hemispheric, tube 3–4(–5) mm, glaucous, lobes erect, subulate, 0.1–0.6 mm; corolla dark pink to rose, with 2 yellow lines and purple spots in abaxial throat, 22–33 mm, throat sparsely pilose externally and glabrous within across bases of adaxial lobes, sparsely villous at sinus, lobes: abaxial reflexed-spreading, adaxial spreading, 6–12 mm, equal, glabrous externally; proximal anthers parallel to filaments, distal perpendicular to filaments, pollen sacs 2.5–3.8 mm; style strongly exserted, 9–18 mm. Capsules globular, 4–6 mm. Seeds black, 0.5–0.8 mm. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering Sep–early Oct.
Habitat: Dry, open pine savannas, open pine-oak sandhills, dry upslope areas of wiregrass-dominated mesic prairies, chalky glades or roadsides, dry sandy or clay roadsides beside existing or remnant savannas.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Distribution

Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex.

Discussion

Agalinis pulchella is an uncommon species in the easternmost area of its range and is common only westward in southeastern Texas.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Agalinis pulchella"
AuthorJudith M. Canne-Hilliker† + and John F. Hays +
AuthorityPennell +
Common nameBeautiful false foxglove +
DistributionAla. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. + and Tex. +
Elevation0–100 m. +
HabitatDry, open pine savannas, open pine-oak sandhills, dry upslope areas of wiregrass-dominated mesic prairies, chalky glades or roadsides, dry sandy or clay roadsides beside existing or remnant savannas. +
PhenologyFlowering Sep–early Oct. +
Publication titleBull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Publication year1913 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 979.xml +
Special statusSelected by author to be illustrated + and Endemic +
SynonymsGerardia pulcherrima +
Taxon familyOrobanchaceae +
Taxon nameAgalinis pulchella +
Taxon parentAgalinis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 17 +