Friday, February 17, 2017

Mimulus nanus var. mephiticus (Skunky Monkeyflower, Foul-Odor Monkeyflower)

 7/6/16 Obsidian Dome Road, Mammoth Lakes region, Inyo National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

 7/6/16 At the base of Obsidian Dome, Mammoth Lakes region, Inyo National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/6/16 At base of Obsidian Dome

7/2/16 Gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek, Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation,
Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA


COMMON NAME: Skunky Monkeyflower, Foul-Odor Monkeyflower

SPECIES: Mimulus nanus var. mephiticus

FAMILY: Phyrmaceae (Lopseed Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/2/2016

LOCATION: 10,000' elevation, gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek along trail to Horseshoe Meadow, Lone Pine Region, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA 


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:


Stem: lowest internodes +- longer than others, primary axis generally dominant, tufted at highest elevations. 

Leaf: dull olive-green, at least margins hairy. 

Inflorescence: fruit nodes +- evenly spaced. 

Flower: calyx 5--11 mm, at least veins hairy, lobes 1--3 mm; corolla magenta, dark red-purple, or yellow, tube-throat 11--19 mm, generally puberulent externally, limb 9--17 mm wide. 

Fruit: generally 6--12 mm. 

Ecology: Openings in sagebrush or on disturbed slopes, generally around granite; 

Elevation: 1520--3445 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SNH, s MP, SNE; 

Distribution Outside California: Nevada. 

Flowering Time: May--Aug 

eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson

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