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|Family: Agavaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hesperocallis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hesperocallis undulata A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb; bulb 4--6 cm, ovoid, deep. Stem: 30--180 cm, generally simple. Leaf: mostly basal (cauline reduced), 20--50 cm, 8--15 mm wide, blue-green; margins wavy, white. Inflorescence: raceme; bracts conspicuous, +- ovate, papery; pedicels +- 1 cm. Flower: jointed to pedicel, 4.5--6 cm, funnel-shaped; perianth parts 6, fused below, petal-like, white with silver-green midstripe especially abaxially, lobes 3--4 cm, +- oblanceolate, spreading; stamens 6, attached to perianth; ovary superior, chambers 3, style slender, stigma +- 3-lobed. Fruit: 12--16 mm, 3-lobed, loculicidal. Seed: +- 5 mm, flat, black. Chromosomes: n=24.
Ecology: Sandy flats; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: western Arizona. Flowering Time: Feb--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Hesperocallis undulata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28026, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.