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Habit: Shrub [small tree]; evergreen. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: opposite [alternate, whorled], margins flat or rolled under. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils [raceme], pedicel jointed to flower. Flower: sepals 5, fused near base; petals 5, fused, corolla generally rotate to cup-shaped with pockets holding anthers until dehiscence; stamens 10, filaments recurved toward corolla; ovary superior, chambers 5, placenta axile. Fruit: septicidal capsule, dehiscing tip to base, valves 5. Seed: small.
Species In Genus: 9--10 species: North America, Cuba. Etymology: (P. Kalm, student of Linnaeus, collector of eastern North America pls, 1716--1779)
eFlora Treatment Author: Kathleen A. Kron
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hemitomes congestum
Next taxon: Kalmia polifolia
Citation for this treatment: Kathleen A. Kron 2016. Kalmia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8974, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.