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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus splendens Benth.
Stem: 20--60 cm, bulblets generally 0. Leaf: basal 10--20 cm, withering; cauline 2, 5--17 cm. Inflorescence: central axis distinct; flowers 1--4, erect; bracts 2--5 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped, base narrowed; sepals 20--30 mm, lanceolate, long-acuminate, generally recurved, deep lilac, often purple-spotted; petals 30--50 mm, widely fan-shaped, tapered to lilac-purple claw, toothed above, generally purple-spotted and sparsely white-hairy near base, nectary not depressed, +- square, generally densely branched-hairy; filaments 7--8 mm, dilated at base, anthers 5--7 mm, obtuse to short-pointed, lilac, blue, purple, or white. Fruit: erect, 5--7 cm, linear, angled, tip long-tapered. Seed: flat, light +- yellow to tan. Chromosomes: n=7, 14.
Ecology: Dry, often granitic soils, grassland, chaparral, yellow-pine forest; Elevation: < 2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s NCoRI, w edge SnJV, CW, w SW, SnJt, w edge DSon; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Calochortus davidsonianus Abrams
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus simulans
Next taxon: Calochortus striatus
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus splendens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16759, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.