E. pringlei var. parva Kimn., var. nov.


A var. pringlei foliis parvulis prope glabris rubellis differt.


Stem to 40 cm high or more, much-branched, 3-5 mm thick, tan. Leaves obovate, cuspidate, upper and lower sides convex, 10-15 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, 5-6 mm thick near apex, glabrous, green, margin and apical half of lower surface often heavily reddened, very minutely papillose. Flowering stems to 20 cm long, with 5 flowers or more, pedicels 4-6 mm long, ca. 2 mm thick, sepals ascending, lanceolate, acute, 6-8 mm long, corolla 12-14 mm long, ca. 8 mm thick, light orange.


Mexico: Durango, on northwestern slopes under shrubs along trail from Cinco Señores to Socayon, San Dimas, 1350 m, R. Spencer s.n., Huntington Botanical Gardens 18306 (HNT, holotype); Durango, near Tayoltita, R. Spencer s.n., Huntington Botanical Gardens 19469 (HNT, paratype).


This variety, based on plants cultivated in California for the last 20 years, differs from var. pringlei in its very small, nearly glabrous, red­dened leaves.


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