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Leptarrhena pyrolifolia (D. Don) R. Br. ex Ser.

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Leptarrhena pyrolifolia
Saxifraga pyrolifolia D. Don, Trans. Linn. See, 13 : 389. 1822. t Saxifraga amplexifolia Sternb. Rev. Saxifr. Suppl. 1 : 2. 1822. Leptarrhena amplexifolia R. Br. ; Seringe, in DC. Prodr. 4 : 48. 1830.
Caudex horizontal or ascending, clothed with the imbricated leaf-bases ; leaf-blades leathery, oblong or sometimes slightly broadest above or below the middle, 3-9 cm. long, obtuse, serrate or crenate-serrate, deep-green or lustrous above, paler beneath, narrowed into winged petiole-like bases; flower-stalks 1-5 dm. tall, bearing 1 or 2 clasping leaves; cymes at first congested, becoming separated; peduncles 5-25 mm. long; sepals ovate, about as long as the hypanthium, each with a terminal gland and usually some lateral glands; petals narrowly spatulate or oblong-oblanceolate, 2-2.5 mm. long; fruit conicovoid, 8-10 mm. long.
Type locality : Kamtschatka.
Distribution : Islands and mainland from the Bering Sea region to Washington.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel SmaII, Per Axel Rydber, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Percy Wilson, Henry Hurd Rusby. 1905. ROSALES, PODOSTEMONACEAE, CRASSULACEAE, PENTHORACEAE and PARNASSIACEAE. North American flora. vol 22(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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