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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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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.
Perennial from bulb-like, scaly rhizomes (called bulbs), generally not clonal, ± glabrous
Leaves ± whorled (often some scattered), sessile, generally ± elliptic; veins generally 3; stipule 0
Inflorescence: flowers axillary, 140+; bracts generally 2 per flower
Flower generally radial, generally bell- or trumpet-shaped; perianth segments 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, outer generally ± clawed, generally red-purple-spotted on inner base; stamens 6, anthers attached near middle (measures are after dehiscence); style 1, stigma 3-lobed
Fruit: capsule, erect, generally ± smooth, loculicidal
Seeds many, flat, in 6 stacks
Species in genus: ± 90 species: n temp, tropical mtns of e Asia
Etymology: (Greek: lily)
Reference: [Skinner 1988 PhD Harvard Univ]
Variable; hybridization common. Many species declining from habitat destruction and collecting; few thrive in gardens. Generally flowers May to Aug.
Plant < 3 m, ± clonal; bulb horizontal, rhizome-like, often branched, scales (0)24-segmented, longest 1033 mm
Leaves scattered or in 18 whorls, 427 cm, generally ± elliptic; margin generally not wavy
Inflorescence: flowers 135, pendent
Flower ± widely bell-shaped, generally not fragrant; perianth segments 311 cm, 6075% strongly recurved, generally ± 2-toned, inner surface generally pale orange to red on distal 2560%, lighter near base, maroon spots near tip margined yellow or orange; stamens >> perianth, filaments spreading ± widely, anthers 617 mm, ± magenta to orange or yellow, becoming darker, pollen red-brown to yellow, becoming lighter; pistil 38 cm
Fruit 26 cm
Ecology: Moist places, streambanks, along coast
Elevation: < 2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province
Distribution outside California: sw Oregon
Strongly clonal; bulb scales (0)2(3)-segmented
Flower rarely fragrant; perianth segments 511 cm, 2-toned, tips darker; anthers 1017 mm, pale magenta or magenta, becoming purple (or yellowish), pollen red- to brown-orange; pistil 58 cm, ovary ± 12 cm
Fruit 36 cm
Ecology: Moist places (drier along coast)
Elevation: < 1700 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province.Variable.
Hybridizes with L. parvum, L. maritimum , others. ± replaced by L. parryi in SW mtns.
Horticultural information: IRR, DRN, SHD: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.