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19. Calochortus longebarbatus S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 381. 1882.

Long-haired star-tulip

Stems usually not branching, 1–3 dm, proximal internodes very short; bulblet in axil of cauline leaf at or below ground surface. Leaves single; basal persistent, 2–3 dm; blade linear. Inflorescences 1–4-flowered. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 15–20 mm, apex acuminate; petals light pink to ± lavender, with red-purple adaxial crescent distal to gland, widely obovate-cuneate, 20–30 mm, not ciliate, with a few long hairs; glands bordered proximally by ciliate membrane, distally by short hairs; filaments twice length of anthers; anther apex obtuse to abruptly short-tipped. Capsules erect, 3-winged, ellipsoid to ± globular, 2–3 cm. Seeds light brown, irregular.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): w United States.

Recent collections of Calochortus longebarbatus from Oregon exhibit intergradation in the characters that heretofore have been thought to distinguish the following two varieties (K. L. Chambers, pers. comm.), and their continued recognition may prove unwarranted.

1 Perianth obconic-campanulate, petals not sharply bent at gland; basal leaves not reddish at base.   19a var. longebarbatus
+ Perianth broadly campanulate, petals sharply bent at gland; basal leaves reddish at base.   19b var. peckii


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