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Triteleia lugens
DARK-MOUTHED TRITELEIA

Higher Taxonomy
Family: ThemidaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BRODIAEA FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb from corm, outer coat fibrous [membranous]. Leaf: basal, 1--10, linear to narrow-lanceolate. Inflorescence: scapose, generally umbel-like; scape erect, generally 1(2), cylindric, generally rigid, occasionally wavy to twining; flower bracts 2--4[10], not enclosing flower buds. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, free or +- fused below into tube; staminodes 0 or 3; stamens 3 or 6, free or fused to perianth, occasionally appendaged; ovary superior, chambers 3, ovules 2--several per chamber. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
Genera In Family: 10--11 genera, 60--70 species: western North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Dale W. McNeal, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: TriteleiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Corm spheric, tan; daughter corms sessile. Leaf: 1--3, generally narrow-lanceolate, keeled, glabrous, entire, often withered at flower. Inflorescence: umbel-like, open; bracts +- lanceolate, +- scarious; pedicels +- erect, generally > perianth; flowers generally many. Flower: perianth tube generally funnel-shaped, lobes generally ascending to spreading; stamens 6, attached to perianth tube at 1 level or alternately at 2 levels, equal or short alternating with long, filaments free, appendages forming crown or generally 0, anthers attached at middle, generally angled away from stigma; ovary stalked, style 1, stigma +- 3-lobed. Fruit: generally stalked, ovoid. Seed: +- spheric, black-crusted.
Species In Genus: 15 species: western North America, especially northern and central California. Etymology: (Greek: 3 complete, for flower parts in 3s)
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator

Triteleia lugens Greene
NATIVE
Leaf: 10--40 cm, 3--10 mm wide. Inflorescence: scape 10--40 cm, smooth; pedicels 10--25 mm. Flower: perianth 12--15 mm, pale yellow to gold, tube 4--6 mm, lobes 6--9 mm, spreading, with dark midvein; stamens attached at 1 level, unequal, filaments 1--2 mm and 2--3 mm, bases wide (bases of inner +- = perianth lobe width), tips rounded, without appendages on longer, anthers 1.5--2 mm, yellow or blue; ovary +- = stalk. Chromosomes: n=8.
Ecology: Edges of chaparral, mixed forest, foothill woodland, streambanks; Elevation: 100--1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoR, n&s SNH, n SCoR, SnGb. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Related to Triteleia ixioides; scattered occurrences need study.
Synonyms: Brodiaea ixioides (W.T. Aiton) S. Watson var. lugens (Greene) Jeps.; Brodiaea lugens (Greene) Baker; Brodiaea lutea (Lindl.) C.V. Morton var. lugens (Greene) C.V. Morton; Calliprora ixioides (W.T. Aiton) Greene var. lugens (Greene) Abrams; Calliprora lugens (Greene) Greene; Hookera ixioides (W.T. Aiton) Kuntze var. lugens (Greene) Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator
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Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator 2016. Triteleia lugens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47362, accessed on February 14, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.


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s NCoR, n&s SNH, n SCoR, SnGb.
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