Monographs Details: Diapensia
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Family:Diapensiaceae
Scientific Name:Diapensia
Description:Genus Description - Cal deeply 5-parted; cor campanulate, the 5 lobes broadly obovate, about equaling the tube; stamens 5, adnate to the cor to the sinuses; filaments broad and flat; pollen-sacs 2, transversely divergent, opening by longitudinal slits; style slender, elongate; stigma truncate; fr subglobose; dwarf, branched and matted, evergreen subshrubs with mostly opposite lvs; fls white, each closely subtended by 3 bracts, solitary on a terminal peduncle. 4, the others Asian.