Penstemon caespitosus var. desertipicti

(A. Nelson) N. H. Holmgren
Brittonia 31: 104. 1979.
Endemic
Basionym: Penstemon desertipicti A. Nelson Univ. Wyoming Publ. Sci., Bot. 1: 130. 1926
Synonyms: P. caespitosus subsp. desertipicti (A. Nelson) D. D. Keck
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 100.

Leaves 2.5–9 × 1–2.8 mm; blade oblanceolate. Flowers: pollen sacs navicular, 0.9–1.2 mm. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Gravelly to clay soils, sagebrush shrublands, pinyon-juniper and pine woodlands.
Elevation: 1500–2800 m.

Discussion

Variety desertipicti is known from the Aquarius, Paunsaugunt, and Sevier plateaus in south-central Utah southward to Painted Desert and Grand Canyon regions of northern Arizona. Populations have been documented in Apache, Coconino, and Mohave counties, Arizona, and Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Piute, and Wayne counties, Utah.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Craig C. Freeman +
(A. Nelson) N. H. Holmgren +
Penstemon desertipicti +
Ariz. +  and Utah. +
1500–2800 m. +
Gravelly to clay soils, sagebrush shrublands, pinyon-juniper and pine woodlands. +
Flowering May–Jul. +
P. caespitosus subsp. desertipicti +
Penstemon caespitosus var. desertipicti +
Penstemon caespitosus +
variety +