Calochortus dunnii


Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 3, 2: 147, plate 19, figs. 14, 17. 1901.

Common names: Dunn’s mariposa-lily
IllustratedConservation concern
Synonyms: Calochortus palmeri var. dunnii (Purdy) Jepson & Ames
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 132.

Plants rarely bulbose; bulb coat, when present, membranous. Stems slender, usually branching, ± straight, 2–6 dm. Leaves: basal withering, 1–2 dm; blade linear-attenuate, channeled. Inflorescences 2–6-flowered; bracts 1–2 cm. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals lanceolate-ovate, 1–2 cm; petals white, usually flushed pink, with red-brown blotch distal to gland, obovate to cuneate, 2–3 cm, usually rounded distally, with yellowish hairs near gland; glands rounded, not depressed, covered with linear yellow hairs; filaments 5–6 mm; anthers white, oblong, 4–5 mm, apex acute. Capsules erect, linear, angled in cross section, 2–3 cm. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering mid summer.
Habitat: Dry stony ridges in chaparral and pine forest
Elevation: 1500–1700 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
Dunn’s mariposa-lily +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
1500–1700 m +
Dry stony ridges in chaparral and pine forest +
Flowering mid summer. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
Illustrated +  and Conservation concern +
Calochortus palmeri var. dunnii +
Calochortus dunnii +
Calochortus +
species +