Diplacus rattanii

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Diplacus rattanii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Diplacus
D. rattanii
Binomial name
Diplacus rattanii

Diplacus rattanii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Rattan's monkeyflower.[1][2][3][4]


It is endemic to California, where it is known from the North and Central Coast Ranges. It grows in open and disturbed habitat types, such as rock outcrops and areas recently cleared by wildfire.


Diplacus rattanii is an annual herb growing 1 to 18 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged oval leaves are up to 4.6 centimeters long, the newer ones hairy in texture. The flower is no more than a centimeter long, its tubular base encapsulated in a swollen, ribbed calyx of hairy sepals. The flower is magenta in color, often with yellow markings in the mouth.


  1. ^ Barker, W.R.; Nesom, G.L.; Beardsley, P.M.; Fraga, N.S. (2012), "A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations" (PDF), Phytoneuron, 2012–39: 1–60CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Yen, Alan; Olmstead, R. G. (2003). "AFLP Phylogeny of Mimulus Section Erythranthe and the Evolution of Hummingbird Pollination". Evolution. 57 (6): 1397–1410. doi:10.1554/02-086. JSTOR 3448862.
  3. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Olmstead, R. G. (2002). "Redefining Phrymaceae: the placement of Mimulus, tribe Mimuleae, and Phryma". American Journal of Botany. 89 (7): 1093–1102. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.7.1093. JSTOR 4122195. PMID 21665709.
  4. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Schoenig, Steve E.; Whittall, Justen B.; Olmstead, Richard G. (2004). "Patterns of Evolution in Western North American Mimulus (Phrymaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 91 (3): 474–4890. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.3.474. JSTOR 4123743. PMID 21653403.

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