Chlorogalum pomeridianum

(de Candolle) Kunth

Enum. Pl. 4: 682. 1843.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Scilla pomeridiana de Candolle Cat. Pl. Hort. Monsp., 143. 1813
Synonyms: Anthericum pomeridianum (de Candolle) Ker Gawler Laothoë pomeridiana (de Candolle) Rafinesque Phalangium pomeridianum (de Candolle) Sweet
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 308. Mentioned on page 309.

Bulbs 7–15 cm, tunic thick, with numerous coarse, brown fibers of old bulb scales (except var. minus). Leaves 2–7 dm × 6–25 mm, margins usually strongly undulate. Panicles 3–25 dm, branches many. Flowers vespertine, open 1 night only, closed by next morning; tepals spreading and recurved at anthesis, white with green or purple midveins, linear, 1.5–2.5 cm; stamens shorter than tepals; anthers purple or yellow, ca. 3 mm; pollen yellow or whitish; style 10–15 mm, from shorter to longer than tepals; pedicel slender, 5–35 mm, usually ca. equal to or exceeding perianth. Capsules 5–7 mm.

Discussion

Varieties 3 (3 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Bulb tunic membranous or with few coarse fibers. Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. minus
1 Bulb tunic not membranous, with numerous coarse fibers. > 2
2 Panicles erect, 5–25 dm. Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum
2 Panicles nearly prostrate or with branches diverging widely from base, 3–4 dm or shorter. Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. divaricatum

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

... more about "Chlorogalum pomeridianum"
yellow +  and purple +
cordate +  and linear +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
Judy Jernstedt +
(de Candolle) Kunth +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Scilla pomeridiana +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
reduced +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
vespertine +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
3-valved +  and capsular +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
umbellate +, cymose +  and spicate +
persistent +
2dm;7dm +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
undulate +
purple +  and green +
superior +  and inferior +
many;several +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
whitish +  and yellow +
wind-distributed +
2 +  and 1 +
W1 +, Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
staminodial +
3 (?) +, 4 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
3-lobed +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Anthericum pomeridianum +, Laothoë pomeridiana +  and Phalangium pomeridianum +
Chlorogalum pomeridianum +
Chlorogalum +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
recurved +  and spreading +
linear +  and oblong +
shorter to longer +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
caulescent +  and scapose +
3 +  and 2 +