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Rhizome scaly; bulblets 0.
Leaf: basal (occasionally 1 cauline); blade ± ovate to round, base ± cordate, ± lobed, generally toothed.
Inflorescence: raceme or spike, ± 1-sided, blooming from base to tip; bracts generally scale-like.
Flower: hypanthium saucer-shaped, ± fused to ovary; petals pinnately lobed, not clawed; stamens 5, filaments < anthers; pistil 1, ovary generally > 1/2-inferior, chamber 1, placentas 2, parietal; styles 2, <= 0.3 mm; stigmas 2-lobed.
Fruit: capsule, becoming widely dehiscent, forming splash cup.
Seed: many, red-brown to black, shiny.
± 13 species: temperate w North America, Japan, Taiwan. (Latin: comb, from petals; opposing, for stamens opposite petals in Pectiantia pentandra)
1. Stamens opposite petals ..... P. pentandra
1' Stamens alternate petals
2. Lf blade ± round, 3–8 cm wide, lobes indistinct, 7–11, teeth ± round; pedicel 2–7 mm; petiole glabrous to ± hairy; montane, > 1500 m ..... P. breweri
2' Lf blade ovate-elliptic, generally < 5 cm wide, lobes distinct, 5–9, teeth ± sharp; pedicel <= 1.5 mm; petiole densely hairy; ± coastal n CA, < 1000 m ..... P. ovalis
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