Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 181. 1885
w United States, nw Mexico.
Mimetanthe has been recognized by some authors (A. L. Grant 1924; R. F. Hoover 1970; N. H. Holmgren 1984) but not others (F. W. Pennell 1951; P. A. Munz 1959; D. M. Thompson 1993, 2005). Bentham originally described the species in Herpestis; Herpestis is now regarded as a synonym of Bacopa (Plantaginaceae).
The ovary and fruit morphology of Mimetanthe pilosa (apically attenuate fruits without prismatic or angled walls, parietal placentation) are synapomorphic with Diplacus, and M. pilosa could justifiably be included as a basal element, sister to the rest of Diplacus. Fusion of parietal placentae, glandular seeds, and glandular fruit walls in M. pilosa are specializations (C. L. Argue 1980, 1986), and pollen and floral morphology have been noted as distinctions by previous botanists. In treating M. pilosa as the monotypic Mimulus sect. Mimuloides, A. Gray et al. (1886, vol. 2) emphasized the parietal placentation and the deeply divided, essentially unangled calyx.
|Author||Guy L. Nesom +|
|Basionyms||Herpestis sect. Mimuloides +|
|Common name||Mimic monkeyflower +|
|Distribution||w United States + and nw Mexico. +|
|Etymology||Greek mimos, imitator, and anthe, flower, alluding to Mimulus-like corolla +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. +|
|Publication year||1885 +|
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|Synonyms||Mimulus sect. Mimuloides +|
|Taxon family||Phrymaceae +|
|Taxon name||Mimetanthe +|
|Taxon parent||Phrymaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 17 +|