Calochortus indecorus

Ownbey & M. Peck

Leafl. W. Bot. 7: 191. 1954.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 127. Mentioned on page 120.

Stems stout, not branching, 16–22 cm, not bearing bulblets. Leaves: basal 2–25 dm × 8–12 mm; cauline usually present. Inflorescences 2–6-flowered. Flowers ± erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals broadly lanceolate, somewhat shorter than petals; petals bright lavender, broadly obovate, adaxial surface glabrous or with short, purple hairs distal to gland, apex margins erose; glands slightly depressed, surrounded proximally by minutely denticulate membrane; filaments longer than anthers; anthers oblong, apex acute to obtuse. Capsules nodding, narrowly 3-winged, ovoid, 1.5–2 cm. Seeds unknown.

Phenology: Flowering late spring.


Calochortus indecorus was collected from the western slope of Sexton Mountain, northeastern Josephine County. Endemic to that area, the taxon is now presumed extinct.

Selected References


Lower Taxa