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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, generally matted, glabrous to glandular, generally rhizomed. Stem: decumbent, rooting, rough from persistent, decurrent leaf bases. Leaf: alternate, crowded, generally < 5 mm wide, needle-like, evergreen, leathery, abaxially channeled; margin strongly rolled under, abaxial surface < 1/3 visible. Inflorescence: raceme, bracts leaf-like; pedicel jointed to flower, bractlets 2. Flower: sepals 5, fused at base; corolla [urn- or ] cup-shaped, petals 5, +- 4/5 fused; stamens generally 10, anthers elongate, dehiscing by short separate slits, unawned; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile. Fruit: capsule, septicidal, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: many per chamber, narrowly winged.
Species In Genus: 4--7 species: circumboreal. Etymology: (Greek: sea nymph; possibly leaf similar, from resemblance to Erica)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PhyllodocePrevious taxon: Orthilia secunda
Next taxon: Phyllodoce breweri
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Phyllodoce, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8984, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.