Taxon  Report   1293 
Calochortus monanthus  Ownbey
Single flowered mariposa lily
Calochortus monanthus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California and believed to be extinct(questionable).
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1A (presumed extinct).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Genus: Calochortus
Meadows and seeps, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 27, 2015).

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