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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pyrola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pyrola aphylla Sm.
Leaf: blade generally vestigial or 0, largest +-1 cm, lanceolate to deltate, +- not green, adaxially dull, occasionally with +- light-color along adaxial veins, often hidden by leaf litter or loose substrate; petiole 0. Inflorescence: < 6 dm including scape, often several together; flowers 7--25; flower bract 0.5--1.5 × pedicel. Flower: bilateral, +- open; sepals generally 2--3 mm; petals 5--7.5 mm, cream-white or pink; anthers 2.8--4.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=46.
Ecology: Mixed conifer forest to Quercus, Arbutus, or Pinus woodland, forested serpentine areas, in deep litter and duff on hillsides of decomposed granite or loose, coarse sand; Elevation: 500--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SNF, SNH, CW, SnBr, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to southwest British Columbia, Baja California. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Occasionally hybridizes with other species and produces clones with blades expanded to +- 1 cm wide.
Unabridged Synonyms: Pyrola picta f. aphylla (Sm.) Camp, Thelaia aphylla (Sm.) Alef.
eFlora Treatment Author: Diana D. Jolles
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pyrola
Next taxon: Pyrola asarifolia
Citation for this treatment: Diana D. Jolles 2017. Pyrola aphylla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=40453, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.