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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus superbus J.T. Howell
Stem: 40--60 cm, bulblets present. Leaf: basal 20--30 cm, generally withering; cauline reduced upward. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--3, erect; bracts 2--8 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped, base narrowed, parts centrally dark-blotched in bright yellow zone; sepals 20--40 mm; petals 20--40 mm, white to +- yellow or lavender, generally purple-lined near base, sparsely short-hairy near nectary, nectary not depressed, 1 crescent or chevron densely short-brown-hairy; filaments 7--9 mm, slender to dilated below, anthers 8--10 mm, lance-linear to -oblong, acute to obtuse, white to light yellow. Fruit: erect, 5--6 cm, linear, angled. Seed: flat, light yellow to tan. Chromosomes: n=6,7.
Ecology: Common. Open grassland, woodland, dry meadows, yellow-pine forest; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRF, SNF, s SNH, CW, SW. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Hybridizes with Calochortus luteus. Flowers highly variable.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus striatus
Next taxon: Calochortus syntrophus
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus superbus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16764, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.