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Perennial 7–30 cm, not green (holoparasite); roots 0.
Stem: erect, simple, 1–many from spheric, tuber-like base attached to host root; tuber surface covered with polygonal plates 2–3 mm diam.
Leaf: true leaves 0.
Inflorescence: spike-like; bracts densely overlapping; pedicels generally < 2 mm; bractlets on pedicel 0–2, linear.
Flower: calyx cup-shaped, lobes tapered; corolla with ring of hairs in distal tube at base of stamens, upper lip entire or indented, margin incurved, lower lip 3-lobed; distal end of filament and anther hairy.
Fruit: placenta 1 per valve.
2 species: w North America. (Jan Kops, Dutch botanist, 1765–1849) [Gilkey 1945 Oregon State Monogr Stud Bot 9]
1. Infl 1.5–2.5 cm diam; largest bracts lanceolate to obovate, 6–8 mm wide; corolla 10–15 mm ..... K. hookeri
1' Infl 2.5–5.5 cm diam; largest bracts generally ovate to spoon-shaped, 8–15(19) mm wide; corolla 15–20 mm ..... K. strobilacea
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