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Calochortus umpquaensis

Umpqua mariposa-lily


not branching, straight, often scapelike, 2–3 dm, glabrous or glaucous.


basal solitary, clasping;

blade narrowly lanceolate, hairy, adaxially hispid, abaxially glabrous, sometimes glaucous. Inflorescences 1–several-flowered;

bracts 2, suboppo-site, narrowly lanceolate.



perianth open, campanulate;

sepals lanceolate-acuminate, ca. 2 cm;

petals white to cream, with dark purple-black, pentagonal to lunate blotch, broadly oblong to obovate, 3.5 cm, bearded, adaxial surface typically minutely papillose, margins erose;

glands transversely oblong-lunate, slightly depressed, with 0.7–1.4 mm-wide band of short dendritic hairs distally, hairs surrounded by lime-green coloration and purple striations;

anthers lanceolate, apex acuminate.


nodding, 3–5.4 cm.


2.8–3.5 mm, with inflated bulbous crest and hollow lateral ridge.


= 20.

Calochortus umpquaensis

Phenology Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat Grassland-forest ecotones in serpentine-derived soils
Elevation 300–500 m (1000–1600 ft)
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Of conservation concern.

Calochortus umpquaensis is known only from Watson and Ace Williams mountains on both sides of the Little River, Douglas County.

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

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 130.
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. macrocarpus, 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. uniflorus, C. venustus, C. vestae, C. weedii, C. westonii
Name authority Fredricks: Syst. Bot. 14: 12, figs. 1, 2, 3f–j, 4, 5. (1989)
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