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Rhizome slender, creeping to ± erect.
Stem: erect, branched, scaly below, leafy above, hairs 0 or generally sharp-branched, generally not glandular, some or all falling in age.
Leaf: alternate, sessile to ± clasping, (ob) ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate, base ± oblique, cordate to acute, main veins >=3, converging.
Inflorescence: umbel-like, terminal; flowers 1–7, pendent.
Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 whorls, petal-like, free, white to ± green, bases green, generally convex; stamens 6, free, anthers generally < filaments, generally oblong, generally glabrous; ovary superior, chambers (1)3, style slender, stigma entire or 3-lobed.
Fruit: berry, orange to red.
Seed: white to pale yellow.
6 species: temperate North America. (Greek: to append, from pendulous ovules of type sp.) [Mesler et al. 2010 Madroño 52:129–135]
1. St, leaf margin, pedicel glandular-hairy; filaments << anthers; ovary chambers 1; fruit generally 2-seeded ..... P. parvifolia
1' St, leaf margin, pedicel hairy or not, nonglandular; filaments > anthers; ovary chambers 3; fruit generally > 3-seeded
2. Lf margin hairs many, short, sharp, ascending, blade abaxially minute-scabrous, especially on veins; perianth parts ± spreading at middle; anthers generally exserted ..... P. hookeri
2' Lf margin hairs 0 or long, spreading, generally falling in age, blade abaxially glabrous or sparsely hairy; perianth parts spreading at tip; anthers included ..... P. smithii
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