Scientific Name:
Erythranthe moschata (Douglas ex Lindl.) G.L. Nesom in Barker et al., 2012-39: 38 (2012)
  • Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. (1828)
  • = Mimulus acutidens Reiche (1911)
  • = Mimulus crinitus A.L.Grant (1925)

Glandular-hairy perennial herb with decumbent stems ascending to c. 30 cm tall. Lvs shortly petiolate. Lamina 1.5–5 × 1–2.5 cm, lanceolate to ovate, membranous, distantly dentate or almost entire; base usually truncate; apex acute. Fls solitary in lf axils. Pedicels 1–2 cm long, slender, densely glandular-hairy. Calyx 7–13 mm long, tubular, densely glandular-hairy, not accrescent; teeth narrowly triangular-acuminate, < tube, the upper somewhat longer than lower. Corolla 1.5–2 cm long, moderately irregular, yellow, glandular-hairy outside and bearded inside on lower lip; tube with fine dark veins; lobes emarginate or rounded; throat open. Capsule c. 5 mm long, ovoid or ovoid-elliptic. Seeds finely tuberculate.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Mimulus moschatus Lindl.]


Flowering: Jul.–Jun.

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. Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60.
Connor, H.E. 1977: The Poisonous Plants in New Zealand. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington. [as Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl.]