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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Shrub, generally matted, glabrous to glandular, generally rhizomed. Stem: decumbent, rooting, rough from persistent, decurrent leaf bases. Leaf: alternate, crowded, generally < 5 mm wide, needle-like, evergreen, leathery, abaxially channeled; margin strongly rolled under, abaxial surface < 1/3 visible. Inflorescence: raceme, bracts leaf-like; pedicel jointed to flower, bractlets 2. Flower: sepals 5, fused at base; corolla [urn- or ] cup-shaped, petals 5, ± 4/5 fused; stamens generally 10, anthers elongate, dehiscing by short separate slits, unawned; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile. Fruit: capsule, septicidal, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: many per chamber, narrowly winged.
4–7 species: circumboreal. (Greek: sea nymph; possibly leaf similar, from resemblance to Erica)
1. Stamens exserted; sepals, corolla lobes ± = corolla tube ..... P. breweri
1' Stamens included; sepals, corolla lobes < corolla tube ..... P. empetriformis
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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