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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus albus (Benth.) Benth.
Habit: Plant leafy, +- glaucous. Stem: 20--80 cm, base bulb-bearing. Leaf: basal 30--70 cm, persistent; cauline leaves 2--6, 5--25 cm, lanceolate to linear. Inflorescence: flowers 2--many, nodding; bracts generally paired, 1--5 cm, lanceolate. Flower: perianth +- closed at tip, +- oblong; sepals 10--15 mm, ovate to lanceolate, appressed to petals; petals 20--25 mm, generally white to pink, +- elliptic, sparsely ciliate, hairs above nectary +- yellow, slender; nectary crescent-shaped, depressed, with several fringed membranes with yellow or white glandular hairs 1/3--2/3 petal width; filaments 4--5 mm, dilated at base, anthers 4 mm, oblong, short, abruptly-tipped, white to light pink. Fruit: nodding, 20--40 mm, elliptic-oblong, prominently winged. Seed: irregular, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Common. Shady to open woodland, scrub; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CaRF, n&c SN, CW, n ChI, TR, PR. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: If recognized taxonomically, plants with deep rose flowers from southwestern SnFrB and northern and central SCoRO assignable to Calochortus albus var. rubellus Greene. Hybridizes with Calochortus monophyllus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus
Next taxon: Calochortus amabilis
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus albus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16710, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.