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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus monophyllus (Lindl.) Lem.
Stem: 8--20 cm, simple or branched, slender, wavy. Leaf: basal 10--30 cm, persistent; cauline 0--3, 1--7 cm, lanceolate to linear, reduced upward. Inflorescence: flowers 1--6, +- erect; bracts >= 2, paired, 2--6 cm, lanceolate to linear. Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 16--20 mm, ovate to obovate, green-yellow; petals +- = sepals, narrowly obovate, deep yellow, often red-brown-spotted above base, brown-clawed at base, ciliate, densely branched-hairy, nectary crescent-shaped, bordered below by ciliate membrane, above by short, yellow, club-shaped hairs; filaments 4--5 mm, dilated at base, anthers 3--4 mm, pointed, yellow. Fruit: nodding, 12--20 mm, widely elliptic, winged. Seed: irregular, dark brown, net-like. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Wooded slopes, clay-loam soils; Elevation: 400--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF, sw CaRH, n&c SN; Distribution Outside California: to southern Oregon. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Hybridizes with Calochortus albus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus monanthus
Next taxon: Calochortus nudus
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2017. Calochortus monophyllus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16744, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.