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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus invenustus Greene
Habit: Plant glaucous. Stem: 20--50 cm, slender, generally simple, bulblets present. Leaf: basal 10--20 cm, channeled, withering; upper cauline 1--2, reduced upward, inrolled. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--6, erect; bracts 2--5 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 20--30 mm, lance-ovate, yellow-green adaxially; petals 20--40 mm, narrowly obovate to wedge-shaped, short claw at base, white or tinged lilac, occasionally purple-spotted below nectary, green-striped abaxially, sparsely short-hairy near nectary, nectary small, round, +- depressed, encircled by fringed membrane, densely short-branched-hairy; filaments 6--7 mm, anthers 7--8 mm, oblong-linear, obtuse, purple or yellow. Fruit: erect, 5--7 cm, linear, angled, tip long-tapered. Seed: +- flat, net-like. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Dry soil, generally granitic, generally montane conifer forest; Elevation: 1500--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF, c&s SNH, Teh, se SnFrB, SCoR, SW, DMoj. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
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Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus invenustus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16733, accessed on September 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 24, 2016.