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SCROPHULARIACEAE

FIGWORT FAMILY

Lawrence R. Heckard, Family Coordinator

Annual to shrubs, generally glandular, some green root-parasites
Stem generally round
Leaves generally alternate, simple, generally ± entire; stipules generally 0
Inflorescence: spike to panicle, generally bracted, or flowers 1–2 in axils
Flower bisexual; calyx lobes generally 5; corolla generally strongly bilateral, generally 2-lipped (upper lip generally 2-lobed, lower lip generally 3-lobed); stamens generally 4 in 2 pairs, generally included, a 5th (generally uppermost) sometimes present as a staminode; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers generally 2, placentas axile, style 1, stigma lobes generally 2
Fruit: capsule, generally ± ovoid, loculicidal or septicidal
Seed: coat sculpture often characteristic
Genera in family: ± 200 genera, 3000 species: ± worldwide; some cultivated as ornamental (e.g., Antirrhinum, Mimulus, Penstemon ) or medicinal (Digitalis )
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to include only Buddleja, Scrophularia, and Verbascum in CA; other genera moved to Orobanchaceae (Castilleja, Cordylanthus, Orthocarpus, Pedicularis, Triphysaria), Phrymaceae (Mimulus), and Plantaginaceae (= Veronicaceae sensu Olmstead et al.)
Key to genera by Elizabeth Chase Neese & Margriet Wetherwax.

KECKIELLA

Noel H. Holmgren

Subshrub or shrub
Stem wand-like to much-branched
Leaves drought-deciduous, ± opposite or in 3's, generally short-petioled
Inflorescence: panicle or spike-like; bracts small
Flower: calyx lobes 5, ± equal; corolla not purplish (whitish to red), short-glandular outside, upper lip hooded, lobes short, rounded, external in bud, lower lip rounded, lobes often reflexed; filaments densely nonglandular-hairy at base, anthers small, glabrous, anther sacs generally spreading flat at dehiscence; staminode well developed, glabrous to densely bearded; nectary a disk; stigma head-like
Fruit ovoid, septicidal and sometimes also loculicidal at tip
Seeds many, irregularly angled or ± winged
Species in genus: 7 species: especially CA
Etymology: (David D. Keck, CA botanist, 1903–1995)
Reference: [Straw 1966 Brittonia 18:80–95]
Segregated from Penstemon.

Native

K. antirrhinoides (Benth.) Straw


Stem spreading to erect, 6–25 dm; young stems canescent (rarely glabrous)
Leaves ± opposite, in axillary clusters on older stems; blade 5–20 mm, (ob)lanceolate to narrowly (ob)ovate, base tapered, margin generally entire
Inflorescence finely short-hairy and sparsely glandular
Flower: corolla 15–23 mm, yellow (drying blackish), tube + widely expanded throat 6–10 mm, upper lip 8–15 mm; anther sacs 1.1–1.8 mm; staminode densely yellow-hairy, exserted
Ecology: Scrub, woodland
Elevation: 100–1600 m.
Bioregional distribution: San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges, Desert
Distribution outside California: Arizona, Mexico

Native

var. antirrhinoides

Plant finely hairy
Flower: calyx 3–6 mm, lobes widely ovate, tips obtuse to acute; anther sacs 1.4–1.8 mm
Ecology: Chaparral, oak forest
Elevation: 100–1600 m.
Bioregional distribution: San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges
Distribution outside California: Mexico
Horticultural information: DRN, SUN: 15, 16, 17, 24, or part SHD: 7, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 &IRR: 3, 8, 9, 11, 12.

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