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Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum


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, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: DichelostemmaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Daughter corms generally sessile. Leaf: 2--5, generally keeled, entire, glabrous, occasionally withered by flowering. Inflorescence: raceme- or umbel-like, generally dense; scape generally curved, twisted, or twining, cylindric; bracts +- papery; pedicels generally < flowers. Flower: perianth tube cylindric to bell-shaped, appendages at junction of tube, lobes forming crown; staminodes 0 (3, stamen-like); stamens 3, equal, or 6, unequal, 3 smaller, filaments fused to perianth tube, forming crown-like tube outside anthers, anthers attached at base; style 1, stigma weakly 3-lobed. Fruit: generally sessile, generally ovoid, 3-angled. Seed: sharp-angled, black-crusted.
Species In Genus: 5 species: western United States, especially northern California, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: toothed crown, from perianth appendages)
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator
Reference: Keator 1992 Four Seasons 9:24--39
Species: Dichelostemma capitatumView Description 


Common Name: BLUE DICKS
Leaf: 2--3, 10--70 cm, +- keeled. Inflorescence: umbel-like, dense; scape 5--70 cm; bracts wide-lanceolate. Flower: perianth blue, blue-purple, pink-purple, or white, tube 3--12 mm, narrow-cylindric to short-bell-shaped, lobes generally ascending, 7--12 mm, crown erect, leaning toward anthers, outward at tip, 4--6 mm, lanceolate, deep-notched, white; stamens 6, smaller 3 on outer perianth parts, outer filaments wider than inner at base, outer anthers 2--3 mm, inner anthers 3--4 mm; ovary sessile 4--8 mm, style 4--8 mm.

Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum (Torr.) Keator
NATIVE
Inflorescence: bracts +- white or streaked purple; pedicels 6--35 mm, > bracts; flowers 2--5. Flower: perianth lobes spreading. Chromosomes: n=9,18,27.
Ecology: Deserts, open scrub; Elevation: 300--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, New Mexico, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Brodiaea capitata Benth. var. pauciflora Torr.; Brodiaea pulchella (Salisb.) Greene var. pauciflora (Torr.) C.V. Morton; Dichelostemma pauciflorum (Torr.) Standl.; Dichelostemma pulchellum (Salisb.) A. Heller var. pauciflorum (Torr.) Hoover; Dipterostemon pauciflorus (Torr.) Rydb.; Hookera pauciflora (Torr.) Tidestr.; Milla capitata (Benth.) Baker var. pauciflora (Torr.) Baker
Jepson eFlora Author: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator
Reference: Keator 1992 Four Seasons 9:24--39
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Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator 2012, Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=50164, accessed on August 17, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on August 17, 2019.

Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum
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