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Castilleja patriotica


Family: Scrophulariaceae

Distribution: This species is endemic to the Sierra Madre Occidental from Arizona to Durango; most common in Chihuahua. In NM, it occurs only in the Animas Mts.

Habitat: Moderately dry, rocky slopes in chaparral, montane meadows, and pine forests.

Discussion: This species is peripheral to NM and probably not rare.

Important Literature:

Holmgren, N.H. 1976. Four new species of Mexican Castilleja and their relatives. Brittonia 28:195-208.

Nesom, G.L. 1992. A new species of Castilleja from southcentral Texas with comments on other Texas taxa. Phytologia 72(3):209-230.

Olsen, M.C. 1965. A systematic study of the genus Castilleja in New Mexico. Unpubl. M.S. Thesis, UNM.

Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998


Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
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