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Brodiaea kinkiensis

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Family: ThemidaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: 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[10], 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.
Genera In Family: 10--11 genera, 60--70 species: western North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Dale W. McNeal, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: BrodiaeaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Daughter corms often present. Leaf: generally 1--6, linear, generally crescent-shaped in ×-section, glabrous, entire, often withered at flower. Inflorescence: open; scape 2--70 cm, generally slender, generally straight, cylindric; bracts scarious; pedicels generally > flowers, generally < 13 cm. Flower: perianth tube bell- to funnel-shaped, green-white, lobes erect to spreading, violet to lavender, occasionally pink, midribs purple or green; staminodes (0)3, generally +- erect, opposite outer lobes, white to violet or lavender, lateral margins flat, incurved, or inrolled; stamens 3, equal, fused to perianth, opposite inner lobes, filaments occasionally winged or appendaged, free or fused basally to staminodes, generally not forming crown-like tube, anthers attached at base, appressed to style, abaxially papillate; style 1, stigma lobes 3, spreading and recurved. Fruit: sessile, ovoid. Seed: oblong, black, lined, angles ridged.
Species In Genus: +- 18 species: mostly endemic to California. Etymology: (James Brodie, Scottish botanist, 1744--1824) Note: Several undescribed taxa, hybrids under study. Brodiaea matsonii R.E. Preston described from Shasta Co., 2010.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Robert E. Preston

Brodiaea kinkiensis T.F. Niehaus
Inflorescence: scapes 2--3 cm, slender; pedicels <= 8 cm. Flower: perianth 14--24 mm, tube 9--12 mm, narrow-bell-shaped, opaque, not splitting in fruit, lobes 12--18 mm, purple or violet, spreading, outer 5--7 mm wide, oblong, inner 8--11 mm wide, +- round; staminodes held away from stamens, 3--7 mm, narrowed abruptly, tip narrowed abruptly to sharp point; filaments 1.5--2 mm, with narrow wings, anthers 4--7 mm, tip wide-notched; ovary 6--9 mm, style 5--7 mm. Chromosomes: n=16.
Ecology: Grassland on clay flats; Elevation: 100--200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ChI (San Clemente Island). Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Robert E. Preston
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Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires & Robert E. Preston 2016. Brodiaea kinkiensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 10, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 10, 2016.

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Brodiaea kinkiensis
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Geographic subdivisions for Brodiaea kinkiensis:
s ChI (San Clemente Island).
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