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Key to Triteleia

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(For a list of species in Triteleia, use the above link.)

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1. Stamens attached alternately at 2 levels

2. Ovary 2–6 × stalk; perianth tube rounded or short-tapered at base

3. Perianth 17–35 mm, white to blue-purple; filaments triangular; KR(?), CaR ..... T. grandiflora

3' Perianth 11–21 mm, yellow; filaments ; s SNF ..... T. piutensis

2' Ovary <= stalk; perianth tube  to long-tapered at base (rounded at base in Triteleia hyacinthina, Triteleia lilacina)

4. Stamens unequal

5. Pedicel 7–20 mm; perianth 12–19 mm, bright yellow or pale blue; ovary green ..... T. crocea

5' Pedicel 20–180 mm; perianth 15–28 mm, white, often flushed violet abaxially; ovary bright yellow ..... T. peduncularis

4' Stamens ± equal

6. Perianth 16–27 mm, lavender; anthers ± 1.5 mm, purple; s ChI (San Clemente Island) ..... T. clementina

6' Perianth 18–47 mm, blue, blue-purple, or white; anthers 2–5 mm, white to ± blue; NW, CaR, SN, CW, TR ..... T. laxa

1' Stamens attached at 1 level

7. Stamens ± equal

8. Perianth 27–45 mm, tube  at base, >  ..... T. bridgesii

8' Perianth 7–26 mm, tube bowl-shaped to tapered at base, < lobes

9. Perianth tube yellow or white, often tinged or fading blue, or yellow aging purple

10. Perianth 18–26 mm, filaments < 1/2 perianth lobes ..... T. hendersonii

10' Perianth 12–17 mm, filaments > 1/2 perianth lobes ..... T. montana

9' Perianth tube white (occasionally flushed purple abaxially), blue, or lilac

11. Filaments generally triangular; anthers ± white to yellow ..... T. hyacinthina

11' Filaments linear; anthers lilac or lilac-dotted ..... T. lilacina

7' Stamens unequal

12. Tips of longer filaments rounded, without appendages ..... T. lugens

12' Tips of longer filaments not rounded, generally with appendages

13. Filament tip appendages 0 or short, blunt; perianth tube = lobes ..... T. dudleyi

13' Filament tip appendages , pointed; perianth tube <= lobes ..... T. ixioides

14. Leaf 1, 10–20 cm ..... subsp. unifolia

14' Leaves 1–2, 10–50 cm

15. Perianth tube ± = lobes, white to pale straw-colored – w-c SCoRO (s Santa Lucia Range) ..... subsp. cookii

15' Perianth tube < lobes, yellow (drying ± blue) or gold-yellow or straw-colored to pale yellow

16. Anthers generally blue or cream; filament tip appendages straight or incurved – KR, CaR, SN ..... subsp. anilina

16' Anthers cream or yellow, occasionally blue; filament tip appendages ± straight to 

17. Perianth tube 7–10 mm; c&s CCo, sw SnFrB, SCoRI ..... subsp. ixioides

17' Perianth tube 3–7 mm; KR, CaR, SN ..... subsp. scabra


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