Synonym: Castilleja laxa
Distribution: Southeastern Arizona
south throughout most of Mexico to the Sierra Madre del Sur of
Guererro and Oaxaca. In NM, it occurs in the mountains from
the Animas to the Datils.
Habitat: Mountains and higher hills from moderately dry
chaparral to the mesic pine forests.
Discussion: Holmgren (1976) states this is the most common, most
widespread, and perhaps the most complex species in Mexico. This is not a rare species.
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
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