Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem 4–10 dm, glabrous except near the base; lvs ovate-oblong or lance-ovate, acuminate, cordate-clasping, entire or very minutely toothed, the main ones 6–12 × 2–5.5 cm; free part of the peduncle and pedicel together 3–5 cm, jointed at about two-thirds of its length, above the joint 1-fld (or sometimes 2-fld) and abruptly deflexed or twisted; tep greenish-white, 1 cm, spreading from near the middle; anthers 1-pointed, those of the outer series much longer than the filaments; stigma entire or barely 3- lobed; fr red, mostly ellipsoid, 1.5 cm; 2n=32. Rich moist woods; circumboreal, in Amer. s. to Mass., N.Y., Mich., Wis., and Minn., and in the mts. to N.C. and Ariz. Our plants are var. americanus J. A. Schult.