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22. Heuchera pulchella Wooton & Standley, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 16: 130. 1913.

Herbs subcaulescent; caudex branched. Flowering stems 7-15 cm, short stipitate-glandular. Leaves: petiole short or long stipitate-glandular; blade orbiculate, deeply 5-lobed, 0.5-2 cm, base cordate, lobes rounded, margins dentate, apex obtuse, surfaces short stipitate-glandular and sparsely long stipitate-glandular on veins abaxially, short stipitate-glandular adaxially. Inflorescences dense, (secund). Flowers: hypanthium moderately bilaterally symmetric, free 1-1.5 mm, reddish or dark rose, campanulate, 4-5.5 mm, short stipitate-glandular proximally, long stipitate-glandular distally; sepals somewhat spreading, darker red on tips, equal, 0.8-1.8 mm, apex obtuse or rounded; petals spreading, pink, lanceolate, (clawed), unlobed, 2-2.5 mm (longer than sepals), margins entire; stamens exserted 1 mm; styles exserted 1-1.8 mm, 1.5-2 mm, 0.1+ mm diam. Capsules ovoid, 5 mm, beaks divergent, not papillose. Seeds dark brown, ellipsoid, 0.8 mm.

Flowering Aug-Sep. Canyons and mountain slopes; of conservation concern; 2700-3200 m; N.Mex.

Heuchera pulchella occurs in northern and central New Mexico. It resembles H. abramsii, H. brevistaminea, H. caespitosa, and H. elegans; it is isolated geographically from the other species of this complex, all of southern California.


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