• Authority

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

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Pet 5, spreading; filaments strongly dilated below the slender tip; anthers plump, the pollen-sacs flattened-oblong, attached at the middle, rounded at the base, connate below the filament, separate and tapering above, opening by a wide terminal pore; style very short, nearly immersed in the depressed top of the ovary; capsule depressed- globose, loculicidal from the top down; low, perennial, evergreen half-shrubs from a creeping rhizome, with thickish, denticulate, opposite or often subverticillate, wholly cauline lvs and terminal, long-peduncled, few-fld umbels or corymbs of white or pink fls. 4–5/N. Hemisphere.