Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. minus

Hoover

Madroño 5: 144. 1940.

Common names: Small soap plant
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 308, 309.

Bulb tunic membranous, or with few coarse fibers. Panicles erect or with ascending branches, 3–4 dm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Serpertine areas in chaparral
Elevation: usually less than 800 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. minus differs from the other two varieties mainly in the absence of numerous persistent coarse fibers coating the bulb and in its comparatively diminutive stature. It may be confused with C. grandiflorum, which also has membranous bulb coats and undulate leaf blades, but var. minus can be distinguished by the presence of slender pedicels that are as long or nearly as long as the perianth.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

yellow +  and purple +
cordate +  and linear +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
Judy Jernstedt +
Hoover +
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 />) +
Small soap plant +
usually less than 800 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
vespertine +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
3-valved +  and capsular +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Serpertine areas in chaparral +
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 +
with ascending branches +  and erect +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering May–Jun. +
whitish +  and yellow +
wind-distributed +
2 +  and 1 +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
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 var. minus +
Chlorogalum pomeridianum +
variety +
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 +