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Maurandella antirrhiniflora
(Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Rothm., Plantaginaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 5 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Maurandya antirrhiniflora Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: climbing snapdragon, roving sailor, snapdragon-vine, twining-foxglove, violet twining-snapdragon

Habit:  vine

Description:  "Glabrous, many-branched perennial vines; stems slender, glabrous except sparsely tomentose toward base.  Leaves hastate to sagittate, blades 0.5-3 cm long, 0.4-3.5 cm wide, glabrous, margins entire, petioles 0.5-3.3 cm long.  Peduncles 12-47 mm long, glabrous; corolla red, pink, or violet, spotted and streaked with yellow, white, or violet, incompletely closed by the inflated palate, sparsely puberulent or villous, the tube 13-17 mm long, the lobes 4-8 mm long, the lower 3 projecting forward initially, gradually recurving; style 10-13 mm long.  Capsules globose, symmetrical, 0.8-1 cm long, the cells markedly unequal, the larger one dehiscing much earlier than smaller one"  (Wagner et al., 1999; pp. 1244-1245).

"Plant glabrous; stems or petioles twining, leaf hastate to sagittate, entire, inflorescence: pedicel 12-47 mm, flower: calyx lobes entire; corolla ± reddish to violet, tube-throat 13-17 mm, floor without longitudinal folds, lower lip swollen at base, ± closing throat, fruit: chambers unequal" (Jepson Manual online).

Habitat/ecology:  In California (U.S.) (native), "desert flats, washes, 0-2600 m"  (Jepson Manual online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Mexico and southwestern United States; also cultivated (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (year unknown) (voucher ID: PTBG 38919)
Taxon name on voucher: Maurandya antirrhiniflora
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (pp. 1244-1245)
subsp. antirrhiniflora. Voucher cited: Suehiro s.n. (BISH)
Possibly naturalized.
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico (United Mexican States) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
United States (west coast)
United States (west coast states)
USA (California) native
Hickman, J. C. (1993)
Also reported from
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
United States (continental except west coast)
United States (other states)
United States (other states) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Nat. Res. Cons. Serv. (2013)
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah
United States (continental except west coast)
United States (other states)
USA (Florida) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Nat. Res. Cons. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 3 SEP 2012 and was last updated on 20 MAY 2013.