Calochortus albus

(Bentham) Douglas ex Bentham

Botanist 2: no. 98. 1838.

Common names: White globe-lily fairy lantern
Basionym: Cyclobothra alba Bentham Trans. Hort. Soc. London, ser. 2, 1: 413, plate 14, fig. 3. 1835
Synonyms: Calochortus albus var. rubellus Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 123. Mentioned on page 119.

Stems usually branching, 20–80 cm. Leaves: basal persistent, 3–7 dm; blade linear, flat. Inflorescences 2–many-flowered. Flowers nodding; perianth ± closed at apex, ± oblong; sepals appressed to petals, ovate to lanceolate, 10–15 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate; petals usually white to pink, ± elliptic, 20–25 mm, sparsely ciliate, hairs distal to gland slender; glands ± depressed, proximal ciliate membrane 1/3–2/3 petal width; filaments equaling anthers; anthers oblong, apex obtuse or acute. Capsules nodding, winged, oblong, 2–4 cm, apex obtuse or acute. Seeds dark brown, irregular. 2n = 20.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Shaded places in open woods and brush
Elevation: 0–2000 m


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Lower Taxa

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P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
(Bentham) Douglas ex Bentham +
Cyclobothra alba +
White globe-lily +  and fairy lantern +
0–2000 m +
Shaded places in open woods and brush +
Flowering mid spring–mid summer. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Calochortus albus var. rubellus +
Calochortus albus +
Calochortus +
species +