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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus amoenus Greene
Habit: Plant leafy, +- glaucous. Stem: 20--50 cm. Leaf: basal 20--50 cm, persistent; cauline 2--5, acuminate. Inflorescence: flowers 2--many, nodding; bracts generally paired, 1--5 cm, lanceolate. Flower: perianth spheric, closed at tip; sepals 10--15 mm, ovate to lanceolate, spreading; petals 16--25 mm, rose, +- widely elliptic, sparsely ciliate, sparsely hairy, nectary +- basal, widely elliptic, not deep, with 4--5 ciliate membranes, lowest +- = petal width; filaments not dilated, tapered at anther base, anthers white to pink. Fruit: nodding, 20--30 mm, widely elliptic, +- winged. Seed: irregular, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Grassy slopes in partial shade; Elevation: 500--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SN (Madera, Fresno cos.). Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus amabilis
Next taxon: Calochortus argillosus
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus amoenus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16713, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.