Androstephium breviflorum

S. Watson
Amer. Naturalist 7: 303. 1873.
Common names: Pink funnel-lily small-flowered androstephium
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Bessera breviflora (S. Watson) Jepson Brodiaea paysonii A. Nelson Brodiaea breviflora (S. Watson) J. F. Macbride
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 333. Mentioned on page 329.

Leaves 10–30 × 0.15–0.2 cm. Scape 1–3.5 dm, scabrous basally. Inflorescences 3–12-flowered. Flowers: perianth white to light violet-purple, 1.5–2 cm, lobes longer than tube; anthers 2.5–3 mm; pedicel 1.5–3 cm. Capsules 1–1.5 cm. Seeds 6–9 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–Jun).
Habitat: Desert, arid scrub, dry sandy to rocky soil
Elevation: 100–1600 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Some populations of this species are threatened by off-road vehicle recreation.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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J. Chris Pires +  and James. L. Reveal +
S. Watson +
Pink funnel-lily +  and small-flowered androstephium +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
100–1600 m +
Desert, arid scrub, dry sandy to rocky soil +
Flowering spring (Mar–Jun). +
Amer. Naturalist +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Bessera breviflora +, Brodiaea paysonii +  and Brodiaea breviflora +
Androstephium breviflorum +
Androstephium +
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