Mimulus laciniatus

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Mimulus laciniatus
Cutleaf monkeyflower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus
Species: M. laciniatus
Binomial name
Mimulus laciniatus

Mimulus laciniatus is an uncommon species of monkeyflower known by the common name Cutleaf monkeyflower.


Mimulus laciniatus is an annual herb producing a mostly hairless stem reaching maximum heights between 3 and 38 centimeters.[1] The oppositely arranged leaves are up to 5 centimeters in length and generally oval in shape, though some of them are divided into lobes.[2] The inflorescence is a raceme of several tiny red-spotted yellow flowers each 4 millimeters to 1.5 centimeters long. The tubular base of each flower is encapsulated in a ribbed, reddish calyx of sepals.


Mimulus laciniatus is endemic to the High Sierra Nevada in California, where it most often grows in moist areas on granitic soils.[3]


  1. ^ Sweigart, Andrea L.; John H. Willis (November 2003). "PATTERNS OF NUCLEOTIDE DIVERSITY IN TWO SPECIES OF MIMULUS ARE AFFECTED BY MATING SYSTEM AND ASYMMETRIC INTROGRESSION". Evolution. 57 (11): 2490–2506. doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb01494.x. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Vickery, Robert K. Jr. (March 1964). "Barriers to Gene Exchange Between Members of the Mimulus guttatus Complex (Scrophulariaceae)". Evolution. 18 (1): 52–69. doi:10.2307/2406419. JSTOR 2406419. 
  3. ^ Fenster, Charles B.; Kermit Ritland (September 1994). "Evidence for Natural Selection on Mating System in Mimulus (Scrophulariaceae)". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 155 (5): 588–596. doi:10.1086/297197. JSTOR 2475032. 

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