Calochortus concolor

(Baker) Purdy

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 3, 2: 135. 1901.

Common names: Goldenbowl mariposa-lily
Basionym: Calochortus luteus var. concolor Baker Garden (London 1871–1927) 48: 440, plate 1043. 1895
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 138.

Plants usually bulbose; bulb coat, when present, membranous. Stems usually stout, sparingly branching, not flexuous or twisted, 3–6 dm. Leaves: basal withering, 1–2 dm; blade linear, glaucous. Inflorescences subumbellate, 1–4-flowered; bracts opposite pedicel, 4–8 cm. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals usually with dark red blotch near base, lanceolate-ovate, 2–3 cm; petals yellow, often tinged purple in drying, cuneate to obovate, 3–5 cm; glands usually ± round, depressed, small, surrounded by conspicuously fringed membrane and a few long, yellow hairs, densely covered with slender, unbranched hairs; filaments 9–10 mm; anthers yellowish, oblong, 8–10 mm, apex obtuse. Capsules erect, lanceoloid-linear, angled, 5–8 cm, apex acuminate. Seeds flat. 2n = ca. 14.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Dry slopes in chaparral and pine forest, frequently on decomposed granite
Elevation: 700–2500 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


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P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
(Baker) Purdy +
Calochortus luteus var. concolor +
Goldenbowl mariposa-lily +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
700–2500 m +
Dry slopes in chaparral and pine forest, frequently on decomposed granite +
Flowering late spring–mid summer. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
Calochortus concolor +
Calochortus +
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