Piperia elegans subsp. decurtata

Rand. Morgan & Glicenstein

Lindleyana 8: 93, figs. 1, 3. 1993.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 573. Mentioned on page 572, 574.

Plants 13–35 cm. Flowers strongly cinnamon-scented; petals greenish with broad white margin, outer and inner white border subequal; lip white; spur (3–)5–6 mm; viscidia rectangular-ovate, 0.15–0.75 mm, nearly 2 times as long as wide.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Coastal scrub and prairie, exposed coastal bluffs
Elevation: 100 m


Piperia elegans subsp. decurtata is an uncommon subspecies known only from two small populations at the tip of the Pt. Reyes peninsula, California, and separated from P. elegans subsp. elegans by only 14 km.

Selected References


Lower Taxa