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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus pulchellus (Benth.) Alph. Wood
Habit: Herbage green. Stem: erect, 10--30 cm, stout. Leaf: basal 10--40 cm, persistent; cauline 2--3, generally reduced upward. Inflorescence: flowers 1--many, nodding. Flower: perianth spheric, closed at tip; sepals 20--30 mm, lanceolate to lance-ovate; petals 25--33 mm, narrowly ovate, light yellow, ciliate with thick hairs, sparsely hairy, nectary deep, bordered above by slender hairs; filaments 6--8 mm, dilated at base, anthers 3--5 mm, oblong, mucronate, yellow. Fruit: nodding, 20--30 mm, winged. Seed: irregular, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Wooded slopes, rarely chaparral, generally northern aspect; Elevation: 200--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: ne SnFrB (Mount Diablo, Contra Costa Co.). Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Hybrids with Calochortus umbellatus rare.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Calochortus plummerae
Next taxon: Calochortus raichei
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2017. Calochortus pulchellus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=16755, accessed on April 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 30, 2017.