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Perennial herb, shrub, tree. Stem: bark often peeling distinctively. Leaf: simple or 0, generally cauline, alternate, opposite (whorled), evergreen or deciduous, often leathery, petioled or not; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, panicle, cyme, or flowers 1, terminal or axillary, generally bracted; pedicel often with 2 bractlets. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial, bell-shaped, cylindric, or urn-shaped; sepals generally (0)4–5, generally free; petals generally (0)4–5, free or fused; stamens (2–5)8–10, free, filaments rarely appendaged, anthers dehiscing by pores or slits, awns 0 or 2(4), seemingly abaxial, reduced or elongate, generally curved; nectary generally present at ovary base, generally disk-like; ovary superior or inferior, chambers generally 1–5, placentas axile or parietal, ovules 1–many per chamber, style 1, stigma head- to funnel-like or lobed. Fruit: capsule, drupe, berry. Seed: generally many, winged or not.
± 100 genera, 3000 species: generally worldwide except deserts; some cultivated, especially Arbutus, Arctostaphylos, Rhododendron, Vaccinium. [Kron et al. 2002 Bot Rev 68:335–423] Monophyletic only if Empetraceae included, as treated here. Ledum included in Rhododendron. Non-green plants obtain nutrition from green plants through fungal intermediates. —Scientific Editors: Gary D. Wallace, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Ericaceae
Perennial subshrub, evergreen, rhizomed. Leaf: ± basal, reniform, ovate, ± round, elliptic, or obovate, ± entire to crenate or dentate, generally petioled (if vestigial, lanceolate to deltate, ± not green, sessile). Inflorescence: raceme, ± erect, not 1-sided, elongate; scape smooth, glabrous, bracts generally 1–several, deltate or lanceolate; flower bract 1 per flower, < to >> pedicel. Flower: radial, ± closed or subradial or bilateral, ± open, parts in 5s, free; petals without tubercles, upper 2 generally forming hood over upturned stamens; stamens 10, filaments generally widened at base, smooth, glabrous, anther generally with tube-like constrictions subtending pores; nectary 0; ovary superior, style ± included and straight or generally exserted and downcurved, stigma peltate, with 5 spreading lobes above a prominent, reflexed collar or generally not peltate, generally with 5 ± erect lobes projecting beyond a delicate, reflexed collar. Fruit: capsule, pendent; valves opening base to tip, margins fibrous. Seed: ± 1000.Key to Pyrola
± 30 species: generally circumboreal, high mountains of Central America, Sumatra. (Latin: little pear, ± from leaf shape) [Jolles & Wolfe 2012 Syst Bot 37:468–477; Jolles & Wilson 2014 Taxon 63(4):789–800] Pyrola aphylla, Pyrola dentata newly recognized, added as native; Pyrola crypta newly described, added as native.
Leaf: < 5 cm; blade 1.5–4 cm, round to obovate, dull green, entire to obscurely crenate; petiole ± = blade. Inflorescence: < 2 dm including scape; flowers 3–10; flower bract > pedicel, lance-oblong, proximal-most generally larger. Flower: radial, ± closed; sepals 1.5–2 mm, deltate; petals 3.5–5 mm, white to ± pink; anthers < 1.5 mm, ± without tube-like constrictions subtending pores; style ± included, straight, stigma lobes spreading.
2n=46. Uncommon. Moist, mossy or boggy areas, high montane conifer forest; 2400–3000 m. Klamath Ranges, c&s Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains, Warner Mountains; circumboreal, to Alaska, eastern North America; Eurasia. Primarily self-fertilizing, but may hybridize with Pyrola asarifolia, Pyrola rotundifolia. Jul–Aug [Online Interchange]
Unabridged references: [Knaben & Engelskjøn 1968 Arb Univ Bergen, Mat Naturvitensk, Ser 1967:1–71; Haber 1984 Canad J Bot 62:1054–1061]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Dec 20 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Pyrola, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40451, accessed on Dec 20 2014
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