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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.
Rhizome slender, spreading. Leaf: ± basal, wide, cauline 0 or much reduced; petioles sheathing. Inflorescence: scapose, umbel or flowers 1. Flower: perianth cylindric to bell-shaped, parts in 2 similar, petal-like whorls, free, ascending to ± erect; stamens 6, fused to perianth, hairy near base [or not]; ovary superior, chambers 2–3, stigma obscurely 2–3-lobed. Fruit: berry, ovoid, blue [or not]. Seed: 2–several, black.
6 species: western North America, eastern North America, Asia. (De Witt Clinton, naturalist, governor of New York, 1769–1828) [Hayashi et al. 2001 Plant Spec Biol 16:119–137]
1. Flowers in umbel; perianth pink to rose-purple; peduncle >> leaves ..... C. andrewsiana
1' Flowers 1(2); perianth white; peduncle generally < leaves ..... C. uniflora
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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