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Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides

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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.
Species: Mimulus primuloidesView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb; rhizomes or stolons forming mats of +- distinct rosettes or tufted plants; forming bulblets in fall. Stem: glabrous. Leaf: adaxially glabrous to densely long-hairy; palmately 3-veined. Flower: pedicel 10--120 mm, stiffly erect; calyx glabrous, lobes equal, 0.5--1.5 mm; corolla yellow, tube-throat 8--20 mm, base of lower lip lobes generally red-spotted; placentas axile. Fruit: 6--7 mm.

Mimulus primuloides Benth. var. primuloides
Stem: 0.5--4 cm. Leaf: generally +- spreading in +- distinct rosettes, 7--35 mm, oblong to obovate. Flower: calyx 5--9 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Wet meadows, seeps, streambanks; Elevation: 600--3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, WTR, SnBr, SnJt, GB; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: If recognized taxonomically, occasionally small, hairy plants (of e.g., Echo Summit, El Dorado Co.) assignable to Mimulus primuloides var. pilosellus (Greene) Smiley but variation +- continuous.
Synonyms: Mimulus primuloides subsp. primuloides
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
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Citation for this treatment: David M. Thompson 2017. Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 24, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 24, 2017.

Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2013 Neal Kramer
Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2010 Barry Breckling
Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2002 Christopher L. Christie
Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2013 Barry Rice
Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2015 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides
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© 2009 Keir Morse

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Geographic subdivisions for Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides:
NW, CaR, SN, WTR, SnBr, SnJt, GB;
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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