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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.
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Corm spheric, tan; daughter corms sessile. Leaf: 1–3, generally narrow-lanceolate, keeled, glabrous, entire, often withered at flower. Inflorescence: umbel-like, open; bracts ± lanceolate, ± scarious; pedicels ± erect, generally > perianth; flowers generally many. Flower: perianth tube generally funnel-shaped, lobes generally ascending to spreading; stamens 6, attached to perianth tube at 1 level or alternately at 2 levels, equal or short alternating with long, filaments free, appendages forming crown or generally 0, anthers attached at middle, generally angled away from stigma; ovary stalked, style 1, stigma ± 3-lobed. Fruit: generally stalked, ovoid. Seed: ± spheric, black-crusted.Key to Triteleia
15 species: western North America, especially northern and central California. (Greek: 3 complete, for flower parts in 3s)
Unabridged references: [Hoover 1941 Amer Midl Naturalist 25:73–100]
Leaf: 10–40 cm, 4–22 mm wide. Inflorescence: scape 30–60 cm, smooth to scabrous; pedicels 5–50 mm. Flower: perianth 9–16 mm, white, occasionally flushed purple abaxially, tube 2–4 mm, shallowly bowl-shaped, lobes 7–12 mm, ascending to spreading, midvein green; stamens attached at 1 level, equal, filaments 2–4 mm, generally triangular; anthers 1–2 mm, ± white to yellow; ovary 2 × stalk.
n=14,28,35,42. Grassland, vernally wet meadows, occasionally drier slopes; < 2000 m. Northwestern California, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, n&c Central Western California, San Bernardino Mountains; to British Columbia, Idaho. Mar–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 Mar 27 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Triteleia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47356, accessed on Mar 27 2015
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