Brodiaea appendiculata

Hoover

Madroño 4: 130, fig. 1. 1937.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 322. Mentioned on page 323, 327.

Scape 10–45 cm, stout. Flowers 24–38 mm; perianth violet purple, tube cylindrical, 8–12 mm, translucent, splitting in fruit, lobes ascending, recurved distally, 15–22 mm, usually less than twice length of tube; filaments 4–7 mm, base not triangular, with 2 threadlike, forked appendages; anthers obcordate, 3–6 mm, apex hooked; staminodia erect, usually white, narrowly linear, 8–15 mm, margins 1/2 involute, wavy, apex rounded; ovary 5–6 mm; style 9–12 mm; pedicel 4–10 cm. 2n = 12.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–May).
Habitat: Grasslands, open woodlands, gravelly clay soils
Elevation: 0–600 m

Discussion

This uncommon species is found at low altitudes in the Sierra foothills of central and northern California, usually in stony, red clay soils that become baked very hard during the flowering season. It is rare or extirpated from coast-range foothills.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"-2timeslengthoftube" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."thicker" is not a number.

... more about "Brodiaea appendiculata"
obcordate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Rounded (?) +  and Hooked (?) +
forked +  and thread-like +
J. Chris Pires +
Hoover +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
not triangular +
Hookera +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
crescent--shaped +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
fibrous-coated +
0–600 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
triangular +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Grasslands, open woodlands, gravelly clay soils +
bracteate +, open +  and umbellate +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
recurved +  and ascending +
narrower +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
alternating +  and opposite +
Flowering spring (Apr–May). +
cylindrical +
slender +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
rounded +  and flattened +
adnate +  and free +
epitepalous +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Brodiaea appendiculata +
Brodiaea +
species +
connate +  and distinct +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
cylindrical +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
narrower +
3 +  and 2 +
24 +, 20 +, 18 +, 16 +, 12 +, 8 +  and 6 +