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|Family: Orobanchaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Castilleja||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Castilleja montigena Heckard
Habit: Perennial herb to subshrub, 15--45 cm, branching distally, gray-green, glandular-puberulent throughout. Leaf: 2--5.5 cm, lanceolate to lance-linear, margin occasionally wavy, lobes 0--3, narrow-triangular, +- 1 cm. Inflorescence: 3--4 cm wide, shaggy-hairy; bracts < leaves, 3--5-lobed, tips generally acute, red to orange. Flower: calyx 15--20 mm, divided +- 1/4 abaxially and adaxially, +- 1/8 on sides, lobes acute, red; corolla 20--40 mm, beak 1--2 × tube, tube 12--23 mm, pale green-yellow; lower lip exserted; stigma slightly 2-lobed, exserted. Fruit: 10--15 mm. Seed: +- 1.5 mm, coat shallowly netted, walls irregularly ladder-like. Chromosomes: n=24,36.
Ecology: Dry, rocky, open slopes and flats in open forest, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1800--2900 m. Bioregional Distribution: e SnBr. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Castilleja mollis
Next taxon: Castilleja nana
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard 2017. Castilleja montigena, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=18258, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.