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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Perennial to trees, from membranous bulb, fibrous corm, scaly rhizome, or erect caudex
Stem generally underground
Leaves generally basal, often withering early, alternate, generally ± linear
Inflorescence various, generally bracted
Flower generally bisexual, generally radial; perianth often showy, segments generally 6 in two petal-like whorls (outer sometimes sepal-like), free or fused at base; stamens 6 (or 3 + generally 3 ± petal-like staminodes), filaments sometimes attached to perianth or fused into a tube or crown; ovary superior or inferior, chambers 3, placentas generally axile, style generally 1, stigmas generally 3
Fruit: generally capsule, loculicidal or septicidal (berry or nut)
Genera in family: ± 300 genera, 4600 species: especially ± dry temp and subtropical; many cultivated for ornamental or food;
some TOXIC. Here includes genera sometimes treated in Agavaceae, Amaryllidaceae, and other families.
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (Greek: white lily)
Perennial from short, often deep caudex; roots fleshy
Stem ± 0
Leaves basal, 1020 cm, linear, spreading, base sheathed by membranous bracts
Inflorescence: pedicels underground
Flower 510 cm; perianth ± salverform, parts 6, fused into slender tube, petal-like, white, showy, persistent, lobes 22.5 cm, ± oblong, spreading; stamens 6, attached near top of perianth tube, anthers 46 mm, linear; ovary superior, underground, chambers 3, style 1, persistent, stigma slightly 3-lobed
Fruit: capsule, 58 mm, 3-angled, ± wrinkled, loculicidal
Seed 34 mm, angled, black
Ecology: Sandy flats, sagebrush scrub, juniper woodland, montane forest
Elevation: 10001500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to Oregon, NE, Utah
Horticultural information: DFCLT.
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