Phlox vermejoensis B.S.Legler

, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 5(2): 397 (-403; figs. 1-3) (2011).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Fort Worth, Texas
5(2): 397 (-403; figs. 1-3)
Date of Publication
7 Dec 2011
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
B. Legler 11521
Vermejo Park Ranch, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, NW side of unnamed peak 12673, 2.3 air mi NNE of Big Costilla Peak and 3.25 air mi SSW of State Line Peak, scree slope of metamorphic rock, with Geum rossii, Senecio taraxacoides, S. cf. soldanella, Claytonia megarhiza, Androsace septentrionalis, Poa glauca ssp. rupicola, and Festuca sp., alt. 12610 ft, aspect NW, slope 30–40°
Collection Date
21 Jul 2009
Type Herbaria
holotype RM
isotype ARIZ
isotype COLO
isotype MO
isotype UNM
isotype WTU
36° N
105° W
Distribution Of Types
Taos County (New Mexico, South-Central U.S.A., Northern America)


Etymology.―The specific epithet vermejoensis refers to Vermejo Park Ranch, the boundaries of which encompass the entire known distribution of this new species. The word vermejo, or bermejo, is of Spanish origin, similar in meaning to vermilion, and describes the brick-red color of the Vermejo River when swollen with late summer rains.