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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: w North America, eastern North America, Asia. (De Witt Clinton, naturalist, governor of NY, 1769–1828) [Hayashi et al. 2001 Plant Spec Biol 16:119–137]
1. Fls in umbel; perianth pink to rose-purple; peduncle >> leaves ..... C. andrewsiana
1' Fls 1(2); perianth white; peduncle generally < leaves ..... C. uniflora
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