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Brodiaea leptandra
NARROW-FLOWERED CALIFORNIA BRODIAEA


Higher Taxonomy
Family: ThemidaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: BRODIAEA FAMILY
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, Bruce G. Baldwin.
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
Reference: Preston 2006 Novon 16:254--259
Unabridged Reference: Preston 2006 Madroño 53:46--54; Chester et al. 2007 Madroño 54:187--198
Brodiaea leptandra (Greene) Baker
NATIVE
Inflorescence: scape 20--70 cm, stout; pedicels <= 11 cm. Flower: perianth 28.5--42 mm, tube 8--12.5 mm, cylindric, translucent, splitting in fruit, lobes 19.5--30 mm, violet with green midrib, ascending, tips recurved, outer 3.5--5.5 mm wide, inner 5.5--8 mm wide; staminodes reflexed at tip, 14.5--21.5 mm, white to lavender, linear, margins generally flat, 1/4 inrolled; filaments 7.5--12.5 mm, anthers 8--11.5 mm, linear; ovary 5.5--8 mm, style 15.5--23.5 mm. Chromosomes: n=12.
Ecology: Open mixed-evergreen forest, chaparral, gravelly soil; Elevation: 40--1220 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI (Napa, Lake, Sonoma cos.). Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Brodiaea californica Lindl. subsp. leptandra (Greene) J.C. Pires; Brodiaea californica var. leptandra (Greene) Hoover; Hookera leptandra Greene; Hookera synandra A. Heller
Jepson eFlora Author: J. Chris Pires & Robert E. Preston
Reference: Preston 2006 Novon 16:254--259
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Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires & Robert E. Preston 2012, Brodiaea leptandra, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=16148, accessed on October 18, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on October 18, 2019.

Brodiaea leptandra
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Brodiaea leptandra
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Brodiaea leptandra
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Brodiaea leptandra
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Brodiaea leptandra
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