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Perennial herb from corm, outer coat fibrous [membranous]. Leaf: basal, 1–10, linear to narrow-lanceolate. Inflorescence: scapose, generally umbel-like; scape erect, generally 1(2), cylindric, generally rigid, occasionally wavy to twining; flower bracts 2–4, not enclosing flower buds. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, free or ± fused below into tube; staminodes 0 or 3; stamens 3 or 6, free or fused to perianth, occasionally appendaged; ovary superior, chambers 3, ovules 2–several per chamber. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
10–11 genera, 60–70 species: western North America. [Pires & Sytsma 2002 Amer J Bot 89:1342–1359] —Scientific Editors: Dale W. McNeal, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Themidaceae
Leaf: 1–10, basal, linear. Inflorescence: scape 3–50 cm; bracts several, papery, acuminate; pedicels slender, not jointed, erect. Flower: perianth parts ± free at base, not forming obvious tube, lobes spreading, generally equal, lanceolate or oblong, white to green-white or ± blue; stamens 6, filaments thread-like to dilated, occasionally overlapped or fused but not forming cup, anthers attached at middle; style short, club-shaped, persistent, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit: ± spheric, 3-angled. Seed: irregularly angled, black.Key to Muilla
3 species: southwestern United States, northern Mexico. (Anagram of Allium, from superficial resemblance) [Shevock 1984 Aliso 10:621–627] Muilla clevelandii moved to Bloomeria.
Unabridged references: [Ingram 1953 Madroño 12:19–27; Lenz 1975 Aliso 8:259–262]
Leaf: 3–5, 5–30 cm. Inflorescence: scape 15–50 cm; pedicels 10–30 mm; flowers 12–30. Flower: perianth lobes 5–8 mm, white often tinged lilac; stamens 4–6 mm, filaments erect, dilated, fused at base, forming nectar cup, anthers yellow. Fruit: 8–10 mm.
n=10. High desert scrub, conifer woodland; 1400–2500 m. Great Basin Floristic Province; western Nevada. May–Jul [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Oct 1 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Muilla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34149, accessed on Oct 1 2014
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