Brodiaea californica

Lindley

J. Hort. Soc. London 4: 84. 1849.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Hookera californica (Lindley) Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 322. Mentioned on page 323, 327, 331.

Scape 20–70 cm, stout. Flowers 24–38 mm; perianth pale lilac or sometimes white, tube cylindrical, 9–12 mm, translucent, splitting in fruit, lobes ascending, recurved distally, 20–30 × 4–10 mm, usually more than twice length of tube; filaments 7–10 mm, base not triangular, appendages absent or rudimentary; anthers linear, 9–12 mm, apex rounded; staminodia erect, white to pale lilac, narrowly linear, usually flat, 16–27 mm, margins 1/4–1/2 involute, apex rounded; ovary 5–11 mm; style 15–23 mm; pedicel 2–10 cm.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Perianth lobes 6–10 mm wide; ovary 7–11 mm. Brodiaea californica subsp. californica
1 Perianth lobes 4–7 mm wide; ovary 5–7 mm. Brodiaea californica subsp. leptandra

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... more about "Brodiaea californica"
cordate +  and linear +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
J. Chris Pires +
Lindley +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
not triangular +
Hookera +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
crescent--shaped +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
fibrous-coated +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 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 +
bracteate +, open +  and umbellate +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +  and 3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
recurved +  and ascending +
4mm +  and 10mm +
1/4 +  and 1/2 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
alternating +  and opposite +
J. Hort. Soc. London +
cylindrical +
slender +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
rounded +  and flattened +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
epitepalous +
white +  and pale lilac +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
Hookera californica +
Brodiaea californica +
Brodiaea +
species +
connate +  and distinct +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
cylindrical +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
narrower +
3 +  and 2 +
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