Ericaceae subfam. Harrimanelloideae

Kron & Judd

Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 68: 404. 2002.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 494. Mentioned on page 373.

Subshrubs, multicellular hairs present; bark smooth, not flaky. Stems decumbent, becoming ascendent at tips. Leaves persistent, alternate; petiole present; blade plane, abaxial groove present. Inflorescences terminal, solitary flowers; perulae absent; bracts much shorter than sepals. Flowers erect to horizontal or nodding; sepals 5; petals 5, connate, corolla deciduous, campanulate, lobes ± equaling tube; intrastaminal nectary disc absent; stamens 10; anthers dehiscent by terminal, elongate pores; ovary 5-locular; placentation axile; style straight. Fruits capsular, dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds 1-10, distinct, ellipsoid, not winged.

Distribution

North America, n Europe, n Asia, arctic and cold-temperate regions, especially alpine areas

Discussion

Genus 1, species 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

Gordon C. Tucker +  and Gary D. Wallace +
Kron & Judd +
not flaky +
coriaceous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
North America +, n Europe +, n Asia +, arctic and cold-temperate regions +  and especially alpine areas +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
erect +  and horizontal or nodding +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
loculicidal +
multicellular +
persistent +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
connate +  and distinct +
decumbent to prostrate +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Ericaceae subfam. Harrimanelloideae +
Ericaceae +
subfamily +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +