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12. Triteleia lugens Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 142. 1886.

Coast Range triteleia

Brodiaea ixioides (W. T. Aiton) S. Watson var. lugens (Greene) Jepson; B. lugens (Greene) Baker; B. lutea (Lindley) C. V. Morton var. lugens (Greene) C. V. Morton; Calliprora ixioides (W. T. Aiton) Greene var. lugens (Greene) Abrams; C. lugens (Greene) Greene; Hookera ixioides (W. T. Aiton) Kuntze var. lugens (Greene) Jepson

Leaves 10–40 cm × 3–10 mm. Scape 10–40 cm, smooth. Flowers: perianth pale yellow to golden, 12–15 mm, tube funnelform, rather broad, 4–6 mm, lobes spreading, never rotate, with dark midvein, 6–9 mm; stamens attached at 1 level, unequal, alternately long and short; filaments dilated entire length, 1–2 or 2–4 mm, inner filaments equal to lobes, longer filaments rounded apically, apical appendages absent; anthers yellow or blue, 1.5–2 mm; ovary equal to or longer than stipe; pedicel 1–2.5 cm. 2n = 16.

Flowering spring (Mar--Jun). Edges of chaparral, mixed forests (foothill woodlands), along streams; 100--1000 m; Calif.

Triteleia lugens has a disjunct distribution, being found in Lake, Napa, and Solano counties north of San Francisco Bay (with pale yellow flowers), and 140 miles away in Monterey and San Benito counties south of San Francisco Bay (with bright yellow flowers).


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