Diplacus rupicola

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Diplacus rupicola
Rock Mimulus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Diplacus
Species: D. rupicola
Binomial name
Diplacus rupicola
(Coville & A.L.Grant) G.L.Nesom & N.S.Fraga
  • Mimulus rupicola Coville & A.L.Grant

Diplacus rupicola, the Death Valley monkeyflower, is a flowering plant in the family Phrymaceae.[1][2][3][4]


Diplacus rupicola is endemic to the northern Mojave Desert within Inyo County, in eastern California.[5]

Although quite rare, the Death Valley monkeyflower can be found in shaded limestone crevices on steep canyon walls in the mountains bordering Death Valley, and the sky islands in the northern Mojave Desert.


Diplacus rupicola is a perennial herbaceous plant, growing 1–17 cm tall, with oblanceolate leaves 2–6 cm long. It has pinkish flowers, often faint in color, and has a magenta-purple spot on each lobe.


  1. ^ a b 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: 1–60 
  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. 
  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. 
  5. ^ California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile
  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Jon Mark Stewart, 1998, pg. 162

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