Calochortus

Tulipezz. West American cormous plants, the occidental representatives of Tulipa. St. usually branched, and from a coated corm, more or less leafy: perianth of unequal segments, the outer ones the smaller and more or less sepal-like, the 3 inner ones large and showy and bearing glands and hairs; stigmas 3, sessile and recurved; stamens 6; fls. showy, shal low-cupped on the inner segments, arching. Nearly all the species are in cult. Monogr. by J. G. Baker, Journ. Linn. Soc. 14:302-310 (1875); and by S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts and Sci. 14: 262-268 (1879). See also Colochorti in the Sierra Nevada, b ' George Hansen, Erythea, 7: 13-15; A. Davidson, Eryt ea. 2: 1-2, 27-30. L. H. B.