Gambelia (plant)

Gambelia is a genus of flowering plants in the Plantaginaceae family. It is also in the Antirrhineae tribe, within the family.[1]

Gambelia speciosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Gambelia
Type species
Gambelia speciosa

Its native range is between California and Mexico.[1]

The genus name of Gambelia is in honour of William Gambel (1823–1849), an American naturalist, ornithologist, and botanist.[2] It was first described and published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia Vol.4 (Mar.-Apr.) on page 7 in 1848.[1]

Known speciesEdit

According to Kew;[1]

Gambelia speciosa is also known as showy island snapdragon

The genus is accepted by United States Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service, they accept 2 species; Gambelia juncea (Benth.) D. A. Sutton and Gambelia speciosa Nutt..[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gambelia Nutt. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names, Volume II, D–L. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2676-9.
  3. ^ "GRIN Species of Gambelia". Retrieved 12 September 2021.