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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Allotropa||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Allotropa virgata Torr. & A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb, non-green, glabrous, rhizomed, roots brittle. Stem: 0. Leaf: 0. Inflorescence: raceme-like, < 5 dm, white with red or maroon stripes, emerging from ground erect, persistent after seed dispersal; bracts < 3 cm; bractlets 0; pedicel not recurved when anthers open. Flower: sepals 0(2--4); corolla cup-shaped, white, petals 5, free, concave; stamens 10, exserted, anthers maroon, dehiscing by short separate slits; nectary lobes 10, short; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile, style < 2 mm, stigma disk-like. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: many per chamber, fusiform. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Oak, mixed, or conifer forest; Elevation: 75--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, SNH; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Petals incorrectly considered sepals by some.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Allotropa
Next taxon: Arbutus
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2017. Allotropa virgata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12707, accessed on February 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 25, 2017.