Calochortus cernuus

Calochortus cernuus is a rare Mexican species of plants in the lily family. It is found only in the hills surrounding the community of Tepoztlán in the State of Morelos south of Mexico City, northeast of Cuernavaca.[1][2][3]

Calochortus cernuus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Calochortus
C. cernuus
Binomial name
Calochortus cernuus


Calochortus cernuus is a bulb-forming herb up to 40 cm tall, usually unbranched. Flowers are nodding (hanging) with dark brown sepals and purple petals.[4]


  1. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  2. ^ "Calochortus cernuus J.H. Painter". Tropicos. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  3. ^ Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1994). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(3): 1-74. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
  4. ^ "Contributions from the United States National Herbarium". v.13 (1909-1912). United States National Herbarium. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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