CPC Plant Profile: Lila de los Llanos
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Lila de los Llanos (Echeandia chandleri)

Photo Credit: San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 143250
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

n erect perennial from corms, with grass-like leaves and a flowering stalk to nearly 3 feet. Basal leaves to 20 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, linear to narrowly elliptic; entire margins, often with short hairs. Upper leaves similar to basal, but half as long and wide. Flowers in branched racemes to 30 inches tall. Flowers yellow, with three sepals and three petals, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, anthers not joined.

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Echeandia chandleri is known from approximately 25 extant occurrences in three counties in extreme southern Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Grazing, agriculture, and housing development are threats to this species.

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Taxon Echeandia chandleri
Authority Greenm. & C.H. Thomp.
Family Asparagaceae
CPC Number 143
ITIS 502197
Common Names Lila de los llanos | Chandler's craglily
Associated Scientific Names Anthericum chandleri | Echeandia chandleri
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S2S3

Open grasslands, coastal prairie

Ecological Relationships

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Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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