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Peter C. Hoch

Perennial herb, often clumped or forming large colonies by rhizomes. Stem: generally unbranched, strigose or glabrous. Leaf: alternate, generally ± fine-toothed; veins conspicuous or obscure. Inflorescence: raceme. Flower: nodding in bud; hypanthium 0 (except as ± green disk); ± bilateral; sepals 4, spreading; petals 4, entire; stamens 8, subequal, maturing before stigma, anthers attached at middle, pollen grains shed singly, generally blue-gray; stigma spreading-4-lobed. Fruit: straight, cylindric. Seed: many in 1 row per chamber, irregularly netted, with persistent white hair-tuft.
8 species: northern temperate montane, boreal. [Wagner et al. 2007 Syst Bot Monogr 83:78–81]
Unabridged references: [Raven 1976 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 63:326–340]

Key to Chamerion

1. Bracts << cauline leaves, ± linear; leaf veins conspicuous; petioles 2–7 mm; sepals 7–16 mm; petals 10–25 mm ..... C. angustifolium subsp. circumvagum

1' Bracts = cauline leaves, lanceolate; leaf veins obscure; petioles 0–3 mm; sepals 10–24 mm; petals 13–32 mm ..... C. latifolium


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