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Mimulus shevockii

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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 shevockii Heckard & Bacig.
Habit: Annual 2--12 cm, minutely puberulent. Leaf: 3--10 mm, lanceolate to ovate, clasping stem; pairs at nodes fused or not. Flower: pedicel 10--22 mm; calyx 4--7 mm, with +- red spots or all red, +- puberulent, lobes equal, 0.5--1 mm, generally rounded; corolla tube-throat 8--12 mm, upper lip 4-lobed, maroon-purple, lower lip 2-lobed, yellow, maroon-dotted at base; anthers and stigma exserted; placentas axile. Fruit: 5--6 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Alluvial fans, dry streamlets, generally granitic soils; Elevation: 900--1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF (Cortez, Cyrus canyons, Kern Co.), w edge DMoj (Kelso Creek). Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
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Citation for this treatment: David M. Thompson 2016. Mimulus shevockii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 04, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 04, 2016.

Mimulus shevockii
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© 2001 Steve Schoenig
Mimulus shevockii
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Mimulus shevockii
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Mimulus shevockii
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© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Mimulus shevockii
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© 2001 Steve Schoenig
Mimulus shevockii
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© 2015 John Game

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Geographic subdivisions for Mimulus shevockii:
s SNF (Cortez, Cyrus canyons, Kern Co.), w edge DMoj (Kelso Creek).
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