Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius

(Hoover) P. L. Fiedler & Zebell

Madroño 42: 406. 1995.

Common names: Arroyo de la Cruz mariposa-lily
Basionym: Mariposa clavata var. recurvifolia Hoover Leafl. W. Bot. 10: 126. 1964
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 139. Mentioned on page 138, 140.

Stems slender, straight, 9–12 cm. Leaves strongly recurved. Flowers: petals 4–5 cm, longer than sepals, bearded; glands shallowly to moderately depressed.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Ocean bluffs
Elevation: 0–1300 m


Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius is restricted to the southern outer Coast Range north of Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
(Hoover) P. L. Fiedler & Zebell +
Mariposa clavata var. recurvifolia +
Arroyo de la Cruz mariposa-lily +
0–1300 m +
Ocean bluffs +
Flowering late spring–mid summer. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Mariposa clavata +
Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius +
Calochortus clavatus +
variety +