Common names: Western alpine laurel small-leaved kalmia
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 484.

Shrubs compact, 0.05–0.1 (–0.3) m; twig nodes to 1 cm apart. Leaf-blades ovate or oval to broadly elliptic, 1.5 (–2.5) cm, to 2.5 times as long as wide. Flowers: calyx pink to light green, 5–7 mm diam.; corolla rose-purple, 8–12 (–15) mm diam.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Open bogs, alpine meadows
Elevation: 900-3500 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

puberulent +  and glabrous +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Shunguo Liu +, Keith E. Denford +, John E. Ebinger +, John G. Packer +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
(Hooker) A. Heller +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Kalmia glauca var. microphylla +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
oval;broadly elliptic +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
oval;broadly elliptic or lanceolate +
coriaceous +
0.3cm;1.2cm +
pink +  and light green +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Western alpine laurel +  and small-leaved kalmia +
polypetalous +  and sympetalous +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
900-3500 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
pendulous +  and erect +
subglobose;globose +
Open bogs, alpine meadows +
multicellular +
terminal +  and axillary +
persistent +
10-keeled +  and rotate +
plane;slightly revolute +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
2-40-flowered +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
Flowering Apr–Jun. +
4-5-carpellate +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
(3-)6-12-flowered +  and corymbiform +
distinct +
0.5mm +  and 1.4mm +
light green +, pink +  and light pink +
0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br /> (0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Kalmia polifolia subsp. microphylla +  and Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla +
Kalmia microphylla var. microphylla +
Kalmia microphylla +
variety +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2-angled +  and terete +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
spreading +  and erect +