Harrimanella

Coville

Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. 3: 570, figs. 62, 66. 1901 ,.

Common names: Moss heather
Etymology: For Edward H. Harriman, 1848–1909, American financier and patron of science
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 494. Mentioned on page 376.
 TaxonIllustrator 
FNA8 P59 Harrimanella stelleriana.jpegHarrimanella
Harrimanella stelleriana
Oxydendrum
Oxydendrum arboreum
Pieris
Pieris phillyreifolia
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey

Subshrubs small; branches prostrate, spreading, or ascending, mat-forming. Leaves densely crowded on stems; petiole very short, leaving small pegs on stem when leaves fall off; blade linear-oblong to subulate, margins entire or erose, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels nodding in flower, erect in fruit, slender; bracteoles absent. Flowers: sepals distinct or connate basally, ovate to oblong-ovate; petals connate ca. 1/2 their lengths, white or tinged with pink, apex blunt; stamens not exserted; filaments swollen at base; anthers inverted at anthesis, with awns; ovary globose to ovoid; style ovoid or conic; stigma simple. Capsules borne on erect pedicels, globose to ovoid, dehiscent basipetally. x = 16.

Distribution

North America, n Europe, n Asia

Discussion

Species 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaves divergent, blade linear-oblong, apex obtuse to broadly acute; pedicels barely exceeding leaves at anthesis; capsules 4-5 mm diam. Harrimanella stelleriana
1 Leaves loosely appressed, blade linear to subulate, apex acute; pedicels 3+ times longer than leaves at anthesis; capsules 2-3.5 mm diam. Harrimanella hypnoides

"/2" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Harrimanella"
Gary D. Wallace +
Coville +
not flaky +
linear-oblong;subulate +
ascending;spreading;ascending;spreading;prostrate +
globose +  and ovoid +
Moss heather +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
North America +, n Europe +  and n Asia +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
For Edward H. Harriman, 1848–1909, American financier and patron of science +
erect +  and horizontal or nodding +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
loculicidal +
multicellular +
persistent +
erose +  and entire +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
globose +  and ovoid +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
erect +  and nodding +
small +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
connate +  and distinct +
ovate +  and oblong-ovate +
not exserted +
decumbent to prostrate +  and erect +
straight +
conic +  and ovoid +
Harrimanella +
Ericaceae subfam. Harrimanelloideae +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +