Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bruneau Mariposa Lily (Calochortus bruneaunis)

7/7/05 McGee Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA 

7/7/05 McGee Canyon Trail

7/7/05 McGee Canyon Trail

 7/3/16 South Lake Road, south of Bishop Creek Lodge, Inyo National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA

 7/3/16 South Lake Road

7/3/16 South Lake Road


COMMON NAME: Bruneau Mariposa Lily, Sego Lily

SPECIES: Calochortus bruneaunis

FAMILY: Liliaceae (Lily Family)


LOCATION: Chaparral/sagebrush portion of McGee Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem 10–40 cm, generally simple; base bulblet-bearing

Leaves: basal 10–20 cm, withering; upper carline inrolled

Inflorescence: flowers 1–4, erect; bracts 2–4 cm

Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 10–40 mm, dark-spotted near base; petals 20–40 mm, narrowly obovate, white, tinged lilac, striped green outside, with dark red or purple arch above nectary, ± glabrous, nectary surrounded by yellow spot, round, depressed, densely short-hairy, encircled by fringed membrane

Fruit 3–7 cm, erect, linear-lanceolate, angled

Ecology: Dry shrubs or grass in pinyon/juniper woodland

Elevation: 1700–3000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: s East of Sierra Nevada 

Distribution outside California: to Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Utah

Flowering time: May–Aug

Synonyms: C. nuttallii Torr. var. b. (A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.) Ownbey 

Horticultural information: DFCLT.

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