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green-banded star-tulip, sagebrush mariposa-lily

Habit Plants usually bulbose; bulb coat membranous.

usually not branching, stout, 2–5 dm.


basal withering, 0.5–1 dm;

blade linear.


subumbellate, 1–3-flowered;

bracts 3–5 cm.



perianth open, campanulate;

sepals lanceolate, 4–5 cm, apex acuminate;

petals purple, with median green stripe on abaxial surface, obovate, 4–6 cm, bearded distal to gland, apex acuminate;

glands triangular-sagittate, slightly depressed, densely covered with slender hairs;

filaments 8–9 mm;

anthers lanceolate-linear, ca. 1 cm, apex obtuse.


erect, lanceoloid-linear, angled, 4–5 cm, apex acuminate.


flat, inflated.


= 14.

Calochortus macrocarpus

Name authority Douglas: Trans. Hort. Soc. London 7: 276, plate 8. (1828)

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

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Parent taxa Liliaceae > Calochortus
Sibling taxa
C. albus, C. amabilis, C. ambiguus, C. amoenus, C. apiculatus, C. argillosus, C. aureus, C. bruneaunis, C. catalinae, C. clavatus, C. coeruleus, C. concolor, C. coxii, C. dunnii, C. elegans, C. eurycarpus, C. excavatus, C. flexuosus, C. greenei, C. gunnisonii, C. howellii, C. indecorus, C. invenustus, C. kennedyi, C. leichtlinii, C. longebarbatus, C. luteus, C. lyallii, C. minimus, C. monanthus, C. monophyllus, C. nitidus, C. nudus, C. nuttallii, C. obispoensis, C. palmeri, C. panamintensis, C. persistens, C. plummerae, C. pulchellus, C. raichei, C. simulans, C. splendens, C. striatus, C. subalpinus, C. superbus, C. tiburonensis, C. tolmiei, C. umbellatus, C. umpquaensis, C. uniflorus, C. venustus, C. vestae, C. weedii, C. westonii
Subordinate taxa
C. macrocarpus var. macrocarpus, C. macrocarpus var. maculosus
1.Petals purple, with or without dark purple band distal to gland.C. macrocarpus var. macrocarpus
1.Petals white, with reddish purple crescent distal to gland.C. macrocarpus var. maculosus
Synonyms Mariposa macrocarpa
Source Flora of North America vol. 26, p. 136.
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