Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_tepicensis
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Fasciculus Campanulati
GeneralTepic Penstemon This little-known species is named for Tepic, capitol city of the state of Nayarit. It was described from herbarium specimens of which, apparently, only the inflorescence and upper parts of plant were collected. It is similar to P. campanulatus. Blooms: Probably August to October (brought on by summer monsoons).
AntherOpen moderately across the connective, widely spreading.
StaminodeDilated at tip, bearded.
LeavesLarge, 6 cm (2 ) long, mainly elliptic, (a variety of shapes appear on plant) taper to base and tip; toothed, fascicles few.
Stems4 dm (16) tall, herbage slightly fuzzy below.
InflorescenseOpen, spreading thyrse, cyme 2-8 flowered, smooth stems.
Corolla25-30 mm (>1) long, red-purple to violet, expanded abruptly, widely 2-lipped, and probably white inside with hairs.
Flower Color
Calyx8-10 mm (1/4) long, lobes thin at base.
HabitatMountains.
RangeWest coast of northern Nayarit, Mexico.