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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Antirrhineae
Genus: Gambelia
Species: G. glabrata – G. juncea – G. rupicola – G. speciosa

Gambelia Nutt. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 4(1): 7. (1848)
Type species: Gambelia speciosa Nutt. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 4(1): 7. (1848)

Note: In spite of their distinct geographical distributions there is strong morphological and phylogenetic evidence that this genus and Galvezia should be co-generic.

Nuttall, T. (1848) Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 4(1): 7.
Ghebrehiwet, M. Bremer, B. & Thulin, M. (2000) Phylogeny of the tribe Antirrhineae (Scrophulariaceae) based on morphological andndhF sequence data, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 220: 3–4, 223-239. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 May 30.
The Plant List 2013. Gambelia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2014 May 12. 2014. Gambelia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 12 May 2014.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Gambelia. Published online. Accessed: May 12 2014.

Gambelia is a genus of flowering plants in the Plantaginaceae family. It is also in the Antirrhineae tribe, within the family.[1]

Its native range is between California and Mexico.[1]

The genus name of Gambelia is in honour of William Gambel (1823–1849), an American naturalist, ornithologist, and botanist.[2] It was first described and published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia Vol.4 (Mar.-Apr.) on page 7 in 1848.[1]
Known species

According to Kew;[1]

Gambelia glabrata (Brandegee) D.A.Sutton
Gambelia juncea (Benth.) D.A.Sutton
Gambelia rupicola (Brandegee) D.A.Sutton
Gambelia speciosa Nutt.

Gambelia speciosa is also known as showy island snapdragon

The genus is accepted by United States Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service, they accept 2 species; Gambelia juncea (Benth.) D. A. Sutton and Gambelia speciosa Nutt..[3]

"Gambelia Nutt. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names, Volume II, D–L. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2676-9.
"GRIN Species of Gambelia". Retrieved 12 September 2021.

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