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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Orthilia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Orthilia secunda (L.) House
Habit: Perennial herb, +- shrubby or not, < 20 cm, evergreen, rhizomed. Leaf: +- cauline, generally near base, 1.5--6 cm, ovate-elliptic, leathery or not, entire to finely crenate, petioled. Inflorescence: raceme, elongate, 1-sided, arched, +- erect in fruit; peduncle densely papillate; bracts several, generally lanceolate. Flower: radial, +- closed, parts in 5s, free; petals with 2 basal tubercles adaxially, +- green to cream-white; stamens 10, filaments +- narrow throughout, glabrous, anther pores not on tubes; nectary present; ovary superior, style straight, exserted, stigma peltate, lobes 5, shallow, domed. Fruit: capsule, pendent; valves opening base to tip, margins fibrous. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Dry, shady, conifer forests; Elevation: 1000--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, NCoRO, s CaRH, SNH, SnBr, SnJt, MP, SNE (exc W&I); Distribution Outside California: circumboreal, subarctic, North America, Central America, Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
Synonyms: Pyrola secunda L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace & Erich Haber
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Orthilia
Next taxon: Phyllodoce
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace & Erich Haber 2016. Orthilia secunda, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35496, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.