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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pterospora||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pterospora andromedea Nutt.
Habit: Perennial herb, non-green, +- pink, brown in age, densely sticky-glandular; roots brittle. Stem: 0. Leaf: 0. Inflorescence: raceme, 1.5--17 dm, pink to +- red, emerging from ground erect, persistent after seed dispersal, bracted, axis < 1.5 cm wide just below lowest flower; bractlets 0. Flower: pendent; sepals 5, free; corolla urn-shaped, petals 5, +- 4/5 fused, 6--9 mm, cream to +- yellow, lobes recurved; stamens 10, anthers dehiscing by separate slits, awned; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile, style < 3 mm, jointed to ovary, stigma generally 1.5 mm wide, disk-like. Fruit: capsule, pendent, < 1.3 cm wide, loculicidal, dehiscing base to tip. Seed: many per chamber, < 0.2 mm wide, ovate; wing terminal, < 1 mm wide, membranous.
Ecology: Mixed or conifer forest; Elevation: 60--3700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH, Teh, TR, PR, MP, SNE (exc W&I); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Mexico; also eastern North America. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pterospora
Next taxon: Pyrola
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Pterospora andromedea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40272, accessed on December 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 07, 2016.