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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.



Gary D. Wallace & Erich Haber

Perennial herb, ± woody, evergreen, rhizomed. Leaf: cauline [basal], ± whorled, lanceolate to oblanceolate, leathery, generally prominently toothed, petioled. Inflorescence: terminal, ± head- or umbel-like raceme; flowers 1–10; peduncle generally papillate to glandular-hairy; bracts narrowly lanceolate to widely ovate. Flower: radial, nodding, parts in 5s, free; petals spreading; stamens 10, filaments widened at base, ± hairy, anther pores on tubes; nectary present; ovary superior, style in depression, stout, stigma wide, peltate, lobes 5, ± flat, spreading. Fruit: capsule, erect; valves opening tip to base, margins not fibrous.
4–5 species: circumboreal, North America, Central America, Eurasia. (Greek: winter loving, from evergreen habit)

Key to Chimaphila

1. Leaf lanceolate to elliptic; inflorescence 1–3-flowered; sepals ± 5 mm, ovate; bracts widely ovate to obovate, persistent ..... C. menziesii

1' Leaf oblanceolate; inflorescence 3–10-flowered; sepals < 2 mm, widely ovate; bracts narrowly lanceolate, deciduous ..... C. umbellata


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