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Maurandella antirrhiniflora

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PlantaginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub, some aquatic. Leaf: basal or cauline, alternate or opposite (whorled), simple, entire to dentate or lobed, venation generally pinnate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or flowers axillary in 1--few-flowered clusters; flowers few to many, each subtended by 1 bract. Flower: unisexual or bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 4--5, generally fused at base; corolla 4--5-lobed, scarious or not, persistent or not, generally 2-lipped, upper lip generally 2-lobed, lower generally 3-lobed, spur present or not, tube sac-like at base or not; stamens 2 or 4, alternate corolla lobes, epipetalous, staminode 0 or 1--2, anthers opening by 2 slits; ovary superior, [1]2--4-chambered, style 1, stigma lobes 0 or 2. Fruit: generally a capsule, septicidal, loculicidal, circumscissile, or dehiscing by terminal slits or pores.
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 2000 species: worldwide, especially temperate. Note: Veronicaceae sensu Olmstead et al. Recently treated to include Callitrichaceae, Hippuridaceae, and most non-parasitic California genera of Scrophulariaceae (except Buddleja, Limosella, Mimulus, Myoporum, Scrophularia, Verbascum). California Maurandya moved to Holmgrenanthe and Maurandella. Limnophila ×ludoviciana Thieret an occasional agricultural weed in rice fields. Hebe ×franciscana (Eastw.) Souster, Hebe speciosa (R. Cunn.) Andersen only cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: MaurandellaView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb, climbing by twining stems or petioles. Leaf: generally alternate (proximal-most opposite on seedlings), entire to irregularly bristly-dentate; veins palmate. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils. Flower: calyx persistent in fruit, lobes 5, +- equal, +- free; corolla 2-lipped, base sac-like, lower lip base swollen, +- closing throat, hairy; stamens 4, included, filaments hairy at base. Fruit: +- spheric; chambers 2, unequal, dehiscent irregularly near tip. Seed: many, +- rectangular, dark brown, +- tubercled.
Species In Genus: 2 species: southwestern United States, Mexico. Etymology: (Small Maurandya)

Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Rothm.
Habit: Plant +- glabrous. Leaf: petiole 5--33 mm; blade 5--30 mm, hastate to sagittate, entire. Inflorescence: pedicel 12--47 mm, glabrous. Flower: calyx lobes 9--14 mm, entire, glabrous; corolla pink, red, to violet distally, tube-throat 13--17 mm, lobes 4--8 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Desert flats, washes; Elevation: < 2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMtns (Providence Mtns); Distribution Outside California: to Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--Dec
Synonyms: Maurandya antirrhiniflora Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.; Maurandya antirrhiniflora subsp. antirrhiniflora
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax
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Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Maurandella antirrhiniflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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© 2010 James M. Andre

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Geographic subdivisions for Maurandella antirrhiniflora:
e DMtns (Providence Mtns);
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