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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hemitomes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hemitomes congestum A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb, non-green, fleshy, generally glabrous, rhizomed; roots brittle. Stem: 0. Leaf: 0. Inflorescence: generally dense cyme, raceme, or flowers 1; 2--10 cm, generally pink, cream, emerging from ground erect, not persisting after seed dispersal; bracts < 2 cm, margins ciliate; bractlets generally 0(1--2). Flower: sepals (2)4, free, lateral 2 often folded, clasping corolla, other 2 flat if present; corolla cylindric to flask-shaped, inside densely hairy, petals 4(5), +- 2/3 fused, cream or generally pink; stamens generally 8, filaments densely hairy, anthers 1--2 mm, elongate, dehiscing by separate longitudinal slits, unawned; nectary 8--10-lobed; ovary superior, chamber 1 or appearing > 1 by intrusion of parietal placentas, style < 5 mm, hairy, stigma 1.5--2.5 mm wide, disk-like, yellow, subtended by dense hairs. Fruit: berry, < 1 cm. Seed: many, ovate.
Ecology: Uncommon. Mixed or conifer forests; Elevation: 30--2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, CaRH, n&s SNH, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
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Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Hemitomes congestum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27977, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.