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Mimulus angustatus

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Family: PhrymaceaeView Description 

Habit: Annual to shrub. Stem: ×-section generally round. Leaf: opposite, simple, entire or toothed; stipules 0. Inflorescence: spike, raceme, or panicle, bracted, or flowers 1--2 in axils. Flower: bisexual; calyx radial or +- bilateral, tube long, generally ribbed, lobes 5; corolla generally bilateral, generally 2-lipped, upper [1]2-lobed, lower 3-lobed; stamens 4 in 2 pairs, epipetalous, included or exserted; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 1--2, placentas parietal or axile, style 1, stigma lobes 2, flat, folding together when touched. Fruit: generally capsule, generally ellipsoid, loculicidal [indehiscent, 1-seeded].
Genera In Family: +- 15 genera, 230 species: +- worldwide, many habitats; some cultivated as ornamental (e.g., Mimulus, Mazus). Formerly included in Scrophulariaceae. Note: Family description by David J. Keil.
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: MimulusView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Glabrous to hairy. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: opposite, generally +- sessile, generally toothed or entire, generally green or +- red. Inflorescence: raceme, bracted, or flowers generally 2 per axil. Flower: occasionally cleistogamous; calyx generally green, lobes 5, generally << tube, generally unequal; corolla generally deciduous, white to red, maroon, purple, gold, or yellow, lower lip base occasionally swollen, +- closing mouth, tube-throat floor generally with 2 longitudinal folds; anther sacs spreading; placentas 2, axile or parietal; stigma lobes generally flat, generally included. Fruit: generally ovoid to fusiform, generally upcurved if elongate, generally +- fragile, loculicidal near tip (hard, indehiscent), chambers 1--2. Seed: many, generally < 1 mm, ovoid, +- yellow to dark brown.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: North America, Chile, eastern Asia, southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia. Etymology: (Latin: little mime or comic actor, from face-like corolla of some species) Note: Limb width measured between most distant points across corolla face.

Mimulus angustatus (A. Gray) A. Gray
Habit: Annual, compact, glabrous except calyx. Stem: < 1 cm. Leaf: 5--36 mm, +- linear, at least basal 1/2 ciliate. Flower: pedicel 0--1 mm; calyx 6--14 mm, hairy, lobes unequal, 1--4 mm, obtuse, generally ciliate; corolla persistent, magenta-purple, lowest lobe base with large, dark purple spot, tube-throat 20--60 mm, glabrous outside; placentas parietal. Fruit: 2--4 mm, +- oblique-ovoid, hard, indehiscent. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Vernally wet depressions; Elevation: 250--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: c NCoRO (Longvale, Mendocino Co.), s NCoRI, s CaRF, n SNF, s SNF (Pinehurst, Fresno Co.). Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
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Citation for this treatment: David M. Thompson 2017. Mimulus angustatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on January 22, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on January 22, 2017.

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Mimulus angustatus
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Geographic subdivisions for Mimulus angustatus:
c NCoRO (Longvale, Mendocino Co.), s NCoRI, s CaRF, n SNF, s SNF (Pinehurst, Fresno Co.).
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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