Diplacus rupicola

(Coville & A. L. Grant) G. L. Nesom & N. S. Fraga
Phytoneuron 2012-39: 27. 2012.
Common names: Death Valley monkeyflower rock midget
Endemic
Basionym: Mimulus rupicola Coville & A. L. Grant J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 26: 99, fig. s.n. [p. 100]. 1936
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 448. Mentioned on page 427, 428.

Herbs, perennial, with woody caudex. Stems erect to ascending, sometimes pendent, 10–170 mm, densely and finely glandular-puberulent. Leaves usually basal rosettes and proximal cauline, relatively even-sized; petiole absent, base gradually narrowed to broad, petiole-like extension; blade oblanceolate, (10–)18–60(–80) × (1.5–)3–15(–26) mm, margins entire, plane, not ciliate, apex acute, surfaces glandular-puberulent. Pedicels 1–3 mm in fruit. Flowers 1 or 2 per node, chasmogamous. Calyces asymmetrically attached to pedicel, not inflated in fruit, 8–18 mm, densely glandular-puberulent, lobes unequal, apex acuminate, ribs green, intercostal areas pale green. Corollas: limb pinkish white to nearly white with a large magenta-purple round or 2-lobed blotch at base of each lobe, throat and palate ridges golden yellow with magenta speckling, palate ridges short-pilose, throat glabrous, tube-throat 17–35 mm, limb 8–21 mm diam., not bilabiate. Anthers included, glabrous or slightly puberulent at base. Styles glandular-puberulent. Stigmas included, lobes equal. Capsules 3–8 mm, indehiscent until senescence of pedicel, then opening along both sutures only after wetting. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–Jun.
Habitat: Crevices in limestone cliffs and walls, limestone ridge tops and slopes, wash edges, gravelly slopes, canyon sides.
Elevation: 300–1800 m.

Discussion

Diplacus rupicola is known from Inyo County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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Guy L. Nesom +  and Melissa C. Tulig +
(Coville & A. L. Grant) G. L. Nesom & N. S. Fraga +
Mimulus rupicola +
Death Valley monkeyflower +  and rock midget +
300–1800 m. +
Crevices in limestone cliffs and walls, limestone ridge tops and slopes, wash edges, gravelly slopes, canyon sides. +
Flowering Feb–Jun. +
Phytoneuron +
Eunanus +  and Mimulus sect. Diplacus +
Diplacus rupicola +
Diplacus +
species +