Whittier Pennell, 1947
Lophospermum erubescens David Don ex Robert Sweet, 1830.
Besleria scandens, Moc. & Sessť ex D.Don.
Maurandya erubescens, A.Gray
Maurandya erubescens var. typica Munz
Maurandya scandens var. erubescens, Voss.
This member of the Scrophulariaceae family was given
this name by Francis Whittier Pennell in 1947. It is found around 1000
meter height in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with quite
some water in summer and next to nothing in winter. Plenty of sun,
and it will get lots of pink (rare form: white) flowers. The caudex
can grow to ten centimetres or more, the vines will reach for two to
The genera name from the Spanish
name for the plants. The species name for the red flowers.