Calochortus pulchellus

(Bentham) Alph. Wood

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20: 168. 1868.

Common names: Mount Diablo fairy lantern
IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Cyclobothra pulchella Bentham Trans. Hort. Soc. London, ser. 2, 1: 412, plate 14, fig. 1. 1835
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 123. Mentioned on page 119.

Stems usually branching distal to base, 1–3 dm, not glaucous. Leaves: basal persistent, 1–4 dm; blade green, lanceolate, tapering at base, flat, not glaucous. Inflorescences 1–5-flowered. Flowers nodding; perianth closed at apex, ± globular; sepals spreading, yellow-green, ovate to lanceolate, 2–3 cm, glabrous, apex acuminate; petals pale-yellow, lanceolate, 3–5 cm, conspicuously fringed with short, thick hairs, adaxial surface glabrous or sparsely hairy, apex obtuse; glands deeply depressed, bordered distally by long, slender hairs; filaments 6–8 mm; anthers oblong, 3–5 mm, apex obtuse or acute. Capsules nodding, winged, ellipsoid-oblong, 2–4 cm. Seeds dark-brown, irregular. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Open places in woods, chaparral, typically on serpentine
Elevation: 200–800 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Calochortus pulchellus is known from Mt. Diablo, Contra Costa County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Calochortus pulchellus"
hairy +  and glabrous +
pseudobasifixed +  and basifixed +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Acute (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
(Bentham) Alph. Wood +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Cyclobothra pulchella +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
not glaucous +
tapering +  and lanceolate +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
ellipsoid-oblong +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Mount Diablo fairy lantern +
200–800 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
winged +  and capsular +
globular +, oblong +, linear +  and 3-angled +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
depressed +
Open places in woods, chaparral, typically on serpentine +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
proximalmost +
reduced +
many;several +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
distinct +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
wind-distributed +
yellow-green +
distinct +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
adnate +  and free +
staminodial +
3 (?) +, 4 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Calochortus pulchellus +
Calochortus +
species +
connate +  and distinct +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
caulescent +  and scapose +
3 +  and 2 +