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Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina

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Family: ThemidaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

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
Species: Triteleia ixioidesView Description 

Leaf: 1--2, 10--50 cm, 3--15 mm wide, linear. Inflorescence: scape 10--80 cm, generally smooth (scabrous near base); pedicels 10--90(120) mm, upcurved. Flower: perianth 12--27 mm, straw-colored or gold-yellow striped dark (white flushed purple), tube 3--10 mm, acute at base, lobes 6--20 mm, ascending to reflexed, midvein green, brown, or purple; stamens close to pistil, attached at 1 level, unequal, filaments flat, tip appendages forked, pointed, anthers 1--2 mm, white, cream, yellow, or blue; ovary > stalk.

Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina (Greene) L.W. Lenz
Leaf: 10--25 cm. Inflorescence: scape 10--30 cm, smooth; pedicels 10--70 mm. Flower: perianth yellow (drying +- blue), tube 4--7 mm, lobes spreading, > tube; filaments 1--2 mm and 3--3.5 mm, tip appendages generally short, straight or incurved, anthers generally blue or cream. Chromosomes: n=5,7,20,21,25.
Ecology: Conifer forest edges, often in moist gravel or sand; Elevation: 600--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR, SN. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Calliprora scabra Greene var. anilina Greene; Brodiaea lutea (Lindl.) C.V. Morton var. anilina (Greene) Munz; Brodiaea scabra (Greene) Baker var. anilina (Greene) Baker; Calliprora anilina (Greene) A. Heller; Triteleia anilina (Greene) Hoover; Triteleia ixioides var. anilina (Greene) Hoover
Unabridged Note: Epithet misspelled analina by Munz.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator
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Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires & Glenn Keator 2016. Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina:
KR, CaR, SN.
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