Triteleia

Triteleia is a member of the Themidaceae family, which also includes Brodiaea, Bloomeria and Dichelostemma. This group of bulbous plants has been included in the closely allied Onion family or Alliaceae and some suggest that is a better placement for it. It is considered to be in the Liliaceae family by the Flora of North America so its family status is far from clear. Triteleia, Dichelostemma, and Brodiaea were sometimes referred to as the Brodiaea complex, and sometimes still are. There are fourteen species of Triteleia found in Western North America and one species in Mexico. Most are native to California and found in a variety of habitats including rocky cliffs, open conifer forests, grasslands, and vernally wet meadows. Time of bloom occurs from March to August depending on the taxa and habitat. There are many naturally occurring forms of each species varying in height, color, and how fast they multiply vegetatively. Some may produce many cormlets every year and others rarely offset. The genus was the subject of the PBS list topic of the week January 2003. Mary Sue Ittner provided the introduction.


For more photos and information about the species select the appropriate wiki page or click on the name in the table below:


Triteleia taxa
Triteleia bridgesii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia bridgesii
Triteleia clementina, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia clementina
Triteleia crocea var. crocea, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia crocea
Triteleia dudleyi, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia dudleyi
Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii, Rodger Whitlock [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia grandiflora
Triteleia guadalupensis, Alan Harper [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia guadalupensis
Triteleia hendersonii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia hendersonii
Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii, Rodger Whitlock [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia howellii*
Triteleia hyacinthina, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia hyacinthina
Triteleia ixioides ssp. anilina, Yosemite National Park, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides ssp. anilina
Triteleia ixioides ssp. cookii, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides ssp. cookii
Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides
Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabra, Hite Cove, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabra
Triteleia ixioides ssp. unifolia, Table Mountain, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides ssp. unifolia
Triteleia laxa, Tilden form, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa
Triteleia lemmonae, Rob Hamilton [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia lemmonae
Triteleia lilacina, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia lilacina
Triteleia lugens, Pinnacles National Park, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia lugens
Triteleia montana, Yosemite National Park, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia montana
Triteleia peduncularis, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia peduncularis
Triteleia piutensis, Matt Berger [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia piutensis
Triteleia ixioides ssp. unifolia, Table Mountain, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia unifolia*
*synonym
Triteleia hybrids and cultivars
Triteleia hyacinthina 'Dwarf Blue', Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia hyacinthina 'Dwarf Blue'
Triteleia ixioides 'Ellen', Jan van den Berg [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides 'Ellen'
Triteleia ixioides 'Starlight', John Lonsdale [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides 'Starlight'
Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabra 'Tiger', Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides 'Tiger'
Triteleia ixioides x hyacinthina, Jan van den Berg [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia ixioides × hyacinthina
Triteleia laxa '4U', David Pilling [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa '4U'
Triteleia laxa 'Humboldt Star', Mark McDonough [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa 'Humboldt Star'
Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola', M. Gastil-Buhl [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola'
Triteleia laxa 'Rudy Kleiner', Jan van den Berg [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa 'Rudy Kleiner'
Triteleia laxa 'Sierra Giant', Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Triteleia laxa 'Sierra Giant'

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