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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pyrola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pyrola chlorantha Sw.
Leaf: generally present, < 4 cm; blade 1--2.5 cm, round, leathery, entire, adaxially dull, dark green, veins raised; petiole +- = blade. Inflorescence: < 3 dm including scape; flowers 1--10; flower bract < pedicel, narrowly lanceolate. Flower: bilateral, +- open; sepals generally < 1.8 mm, deltate; petals 5--9 cm, pale green to white; anthers 2--4 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=46.
Ecology: Generally mixed conifer forest; Elevation: 900--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: Presumed extirpated but once known from NCoRH, SNH (to be sought in SnBr, SNE, DMtns); Distribution Outside California: circumboreal, North America, Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug Note: Occasionally produces clones with highly reduced leaves, appearing to be leafless.
eFlora Treatment Author: Diana D. Jolles
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Pyrola asarifolia subsp. bracteata
Next taxon: Pyrola crypta
Citation for this treatment: Diana D. Jolles 2016. Pyrola chlorantha, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40440, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.