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San Clemente Island Triteleia
Triteleia clementina
  
About San Clemente Island Triteleia (Triteleia clementina) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Triteleia clementina is a rare species of flowering plant known by the common name San Clemente Island triteleia. It is endemic to San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands of California, where it is known from about twenty occurrences. Its habitat includes moist, rocky, seaside grassland. It is a perennial herb growing from a corm. It produces two or three keeled, lance-shaped leaves up to 100 centimeters long by three wide. The inflorescence arises on an erect stem up to 90 centimeters tall and bears an umbel-like cluster of many flowers. Each flower is a funnel-shaped lavender or light blue bloom with six lobes measuring up to 1. 5 centimeters long. There are six stamens with purple anthers. Although this species is found on only one island, the main threat to its existence, herbivory by feral pigs and goats, has been eliminated.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.6 - 3 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, rocky places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.5" - 32.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 0.41", Coldest Month: 47.0" - 57.5", Hottest Month: 65.5" - 73.0", Humidity: 1.62" - 19.83", Elevation: -162" - 1522"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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