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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: Cheloneae
Genus: Nothochelone
Species: N. nemorosa

Nothochelone (A.Gray) Straw, 1966.
Type species: Nothochelone nemorosa (Douglas ex Lindl.) Straw
monotypic taxon


Chelone subgen. Nothochelone A.Gray Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2: 259. 1878.


Straw, R.M. 1966. Brittonia 18(1): 85
The Plant List 2013. Nothochelone in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 31. 2014. Nothochelone. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Nothochelone. Published online. Accessed: May 31 2014.
Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2010 June 22 [1].

Vernacular names
English: Nothochelone
Nothochelone is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the plantain family containing the single species Nothochelone nemorosa, which is known by the common name woodland beardtongue. Originally described as Penstemon nemorosus, the plant is very similar in appearance to the penstemons, but was separated and placed into its own genus on the basis of slight morphological differences, such as winged seeds.[1]

Nothochelone is native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California, where it grows in mountain forests. It is a perennial herb producing an erect, hairy stem up to a meter tall from a caudex. The oppositely arranged leaves are lance-shaped to oval, pointed, toothed, and up to 14 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a panicle of flowers resembling penstemons, widely tubular with two lobed lips and a hairy staminode. The flower may exceed 3 centimeters in length and is light to dark pink in color. The fruit is a capsule containing the small winged seeds.

Straw, R. M. (1966). A redefinition of Penstemon (Scrophulariaceae). Brittonia 18:80-95.

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