Diplacus brandegeei

(Pennell) G. L. Nesom
Phytoneuron 2012-54: 1. 2012.
Common names: Santa Cruz Island or broadleaf monkeyflower
Conservation concern
Basionym: Mimulus brandegeei Pennell Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 99: 170. 1947
Synonyms: M. latifolius A. Gray 1876
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 446. Mentioned on page 429, 445.

Herbs, annual. Stems erect, 10–100 mm, glandular-puberulent to glandular-pubescent. Leaves mostly cauline, relatively even-sized; petiole absent, larger with petiole-like extension; blade narrowly to broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, (4–)8–39 × (2–)4–23 mm, margins entire or crenate, plane, proximal 1/2 usually ciliate, apex obtuse, surfaces glandular-pubescent. Pedicels 1.5–4 mm in fruit, not twisting to invert calyx. Flowers 2 per node, or 1 or 2 per node on 1 plant, chasmogamous. Calyces distinctly asymmetrically attached to pedicel, inflated in fruit, 8–13 mm, glandular-pubescent, lobes subequal, apex obtuse, ribs green, intercostal areas pale green to whitish. Corollas: throat magenta, golden yellow at base, limb magenta, palate ridges golden yellow, purple-speckled, tube-throat 12–19 mm, limb 5–11 mm diam., bilabiate, abaxial lip smaller than adaxial. Anthers (distal pair) nearly exserted, glabrous. Styles pubescent distally. Stigmas exserted, lobes unequal, abaxial 3–4 times adaxial. Capsules (5–)6–11 mm, indehiscent.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr(–May).
Habitat: Rocky, brushy slopes.
Elevation: 100–300 m.


Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Diplacus brandegeei is known only from Santa Catalina (Los Angeles County), Santa Cruz (Santa Barbara County), and Guadalupe (Baja California) islands. The earliest name for the species, Mimulus latifolius A. Gray, was first transferred to Diplacus as D. latifolius (A. Gray) G. L. Nesom, but that name is a later homonym of D. latifolius Nuttall.

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Santa Cruz Island or broadleaf monkeyflower +
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100–300 m. +
Rocky, brushy slopes. +
Flowering Mar–Apr(–May). +
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