Castilleja campestris var. succulenta

(Hoover) J. M. Egger

Phytologia 90: 68. 2008.

IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Orthocarpus campestris var. succulentus Hoover Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 228. 1936
Synonyms: Castilleja campestris subsp. succulenta (Hoover) T. I. Chuang & Heckard C. succulenta (Hoover) D. W. Taylor O. succulentus (Hoover) Hoover
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 593. Mentioned on page 591, 592.
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Herbs 0.9–1.4 dm. Leaves lanceolate, thick, ± brittle, (0.4–)1–2.5 cm. Inflorescences: bracts lanceolate, longer than flowers. Calyces 5.5–9(–11) mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 2–3 mm, 30–35% of calyx length. Corollas yellow, sometimes orange, 11–18 mm; tube 10–13 mm. Anthers: proximal pollen sac ca. 1/2 length of distal.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Vernal pools, moist ground.
Elevation: 0–800 m.


Variety succulenta is rare and limited to the northeastern San Joaquin Valley, where it is endangered by habitat loss to urbanization and agriculture. It is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of the United States.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
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