Castilleja campestris var. succulenta

(Hoover) J. M. Egger

Phytologia 90: 68. 2008.

IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Orthocarpus campestris var. succulentus Hoover Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 228. 1936
Synonyms: Castilleja campestris subsp. succulenta (Hoover) T. I. Chuang & Heckard C. succulenta (Hoover) D. W. Taylor O. succulentus (Hoover) Hoover
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 593. Mentioned on page 591, 592.

Herbs 0.9–1.4 dm. Leaves lanceolate, thick, ± brittle, (0.4–)1–2.5 cm. Inflorescences: bracts lanceolate, longer than flowers. Calyces 5.5–9(–11) mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 2–3 mm, 30–35% of calyx length. Corollas yellow, sometimes orange, 11–18 mm; tube 10–13 mm. Anthers: proximal pollen sac ca. 1/2 length of distal.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Vernal pools, moist ground.
Elevation: 0–800 m.


Variety succulenta is rare and limited to the northeastern San Joaquin Valley, where it is endangered by habitat loss to urbanization and agriculture. It is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of the United States.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
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Vernal pools, moist ground. +
Flowering Apr–May. +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
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