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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Scoliopus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Scoliopus bigelovii Torr.
Habit: Rhizome short, slender. Stem: short, underground. Leaf: 2(3) basal, sheathing, 5--20 cm, 5--10 cm wide, elliptic to oblong, many-veined, mottled. Inflorescence: umbel, subsessile; peduncle underground; pedicels 1--12, 8--20 cm, appearing scapose, 3-angled, twisting and recurving so fruit touches soil. Flower: ill-scented when fresh, +- green or +- yellow, mottled, heavily lined purple or dark brown; perianth parts 6 in 2 very different whorls; sepals 14--17 mm, narrowly ovate, spreading, deeply concave near base; petals +- = sepals, linear, erect or arching over ovary; stamens 3, 5--6 mm, attached to sepals; ovary 3-angled, chamber 1, style branches 3, 5--6 mm, linear, +- recurved or spreading. Fruit: capsule-like, 15--18 mm, elliptic, thin-walled, irregularly dehiscent or indehiscent. Seed: +- 3 mm, oblong, with food body. Chromosomes: n=7,8.
Ecology: Moist, shady redwood forest; Elevation: < 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, n CCo, SnFrB. Flowering Time: Feb--Mar
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Scoliopus
Next taxon: Streptopus
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Scoliopus bigelovii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43824, accessed on October 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 24, 2016.