Monographs Details: Lyonia
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Fls 5-merous; cal saucer-shaped to campanulate, deeply divided, the lobes valvate; cor globose to tubular or ovoid, the lobes short; stamens well included; filaments basally dilated, geniculate above; anthers ovate, dorsifixed, spurred but awnless, opening by 2 terminal pores; style columnar to fusiform; stigma truncate; capsule globose to truncate-ovoid, loculicidal, the sutures thickened and appearing as 5 rounded ribs; deciduous or evergreen shrubs with alternate, entire or minutely serrulate lvs; fls white to rose, on long pedicels in umbelliform lateral clusters that may be borne in the axils of the lvs or may be distributed along lfless branches to form a compound, racemiform to paniculiform infl. 35, N. Hemisphere.