Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Aphyllon. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Aphyllon fasciculatum 802543

Taxonomic Split 111802 (Committed on 20-03-2023)

Schneider & Benton (2021) split A. franciscanum away from A. fasciculatum. The two look fairly similar, but have somewhat non-overlapping ranges and different host preferences. Here's the key couplet separating them in that paper:

Inflorescence corymbose (fully developed flowers at similar heights); plant various hues of pink from pale to deep reddish pink; corolla lobe apex rounded; corolla tube usually bent 45 degrees or more from vertical (but rarely as little as 25 degrees); calyx lobe tips generally uniform in tone; host Artemisia spp... A. fasciculatum

Inflorescence subcorymbose racemes (fully developed flowers at various heights); plant pale yellow to lemon yellow or purple; pedicel, calyx, and outer surface of corolla sometimes tinged purple or brown; corolla lobe apex pointed; corolla tube erect or slightly bent (usually , 45 degrees from vertical, only rarely as much as 60 degrees); calyx lobe tips sometimes darkened, especially when dry; host variable but not Artemisia spp. (Eriodictyon, Eriogonum, Phacelia most common)... A.franciscanum

See https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/543076 for discussion. Bonus, both of the authors of that paper are iNat users and used iNat observation in this research!

Morphometrics and redescription of Ap... (Citation)
Added by kueda on 30 June, 2022 19:22 | Committed by kueda on 20 March, 2023
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