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Labiatae: Monardella pringlei

Pringle C.G., 2


Monardella pringlei Gray

Original Distribution

India, Kerala, Wynad Forest


Historically only known from the sandy coastal sage scrub in the vicinity of Colton CA at 300-400 m altitude

Extinction Data

IUCN = N/a  , Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


Annual, branched near base. Stems ash gray, hairy. Leaves hairy. Inflorescences head 20-25 mm wide, bracts 10 mm, ovate, abruptly acuminate, long hairy, purple above. Flower; calyx soft-hairy, lobes awl-like, generally purple, densely hairy within; corolla 11-13 mm, rose or purple, tube exserted; stamens exserted

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Pringle C.G.

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Date Collected


Other Information

Habitat lost due to urbanization

Information Sources

Hickman, J.C. (1993) The Jepson manual. University of California Press. Berkeley. Pp. 721.Smith, J.P. & Berg, K. (1988). Inventory of rare and endangered vascular plants of California. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento. Pp. 84.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK