Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Maurandya antirrhiniflora Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow
(Little Snapdragon Vine, Roving Sailor)

Family: Plantaginaceae, formerly Scrophulariaceae

Status: Native

Antirrhinum antirrhiniflora (Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow) Hitchcock
Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow) Rothmaler

Maurandya antirrhiniflora is a viney herb with glabrous, small triangular leaves. The flowers are light purple with white anthers and markings on the corolla. The palate partially obstructs the corolla tube which is slightly gibbous. Maurandya antirrhiniflora is found on dry hillsides at lower to middle elevations.
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Maurandya antirrhiniflora, photo Karen Blisard & Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Wild Horse Canyon, Oct. 17, 2004

Maurandya antirrhiniflora, fruiting calyx not strongly reticulate, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Saddlerock Canyon, Oct. 29, 2008

Maurandya antirrhiniflora, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, San Francisco Mtns., near Saliz Pass, May 14, 2009

Maurandya antirrhiniflora, closeup of fruiting calyx, photo Russ Kleinman, Mimbres Range, Acklin Hill, October 21, 2009

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