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Perennial herb, shrub, tree, fibrous succulent or not, from bulbs or rhizomes. Stem: above ground or not, branched or not. Leaf: simple, deciduous or not, basal or in terminal rosettes, generally sessile, linear, lanceolate, oblanceolate or ovate, fibrous or not, thin and flexible or thick and rigid or succulent; margin entire, fine-serrate, dentate, or with filaments, tips rigid or flexible, with a spine or not. Flower: bisexual; perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, free or ± fused; stamens 6, ± fused to perianth, filaments often wide, succulent; ovary superior or inferior, chambers 3, style 1 (thick, poorly defined), stigma head-like or 3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, indehiscent, loculicidal, or septicidal. Seed: few to many, ± flat or ovoid, generally black.
23 genera, 637 species: worldwide. —Scientific Editors: Dale W. McNeal, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Agavaceae
Perennial herb; bulb ovoid to ± elongate, outer coat white to brown, often fibrous; generally not heterostylous. Leaf: basal, linear. Inflorescence: panicle, peduncled; flowers, buds 1–several per node; bracts scarious. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, free, white, purple, or ± pink, twisted together above ovary in fruit; stamens 6, attached to base of perianth, anthers attached at middle; ovary superior, chambers 3, style thread-like, deciduous, stigma ± 3-lobed. Fruit: stalked, loculicidal. Seed: 1–2 per chamber, ovoid, black.Key to Chlorogalum
5 species: western North America, especially California. (Greek: green milk or juice) [Jernstedt 2006 FNANM 26:307–310]
Unabridged references: [Hoover 1940 Madroño 5:137–147]
Bulb 4–7 cm; coat dark brown, membranous. Leaf: 3–9 mm wide, margin wavy. Inflorescence: 30–90 (200) cm, branches ascending to erect; flowers, buds 2–several per node; pedicels 2–8 mm, generally < perianth, slender. Flower: open during 1 day; perianth parts spreading from above base, 7–8 mm, white or ± pink, midvein darker; stamens 3–4 mm, < perianth, anthers 1.5–2 mm, yellow; style 7–9 mm, > perianth. Fruit: 3–4 mm.
n=30. Dry, open coastal-sage scrub; < 750 m. c&s South Coast; northern Baja California. May–Aug [Online Interchange]
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Next taxon: Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Oct 7 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Chlorogalum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19291, accessed on Oct 7 2015
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