A. Gray in War Department [U.S.]

in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. 6(3): 80, plate 12. 1858 ,

Etymology: Greek hemitomias, half eunuch, alluding to presumed sterility of one anther sac
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 395. Mentioned on page 373.
Herbs, achlorophyllous, heterotrophic. Stems absent. Leaves absent. Inflorescences racemes or cymes, erect at emergence from soil, axis fleshy but not fibrous, usually not persistent after seed dispersal, pink to cream, 1–4 cm diam. proximal to proximalmost flower. Pedicels erect, somewhat elongate in fruit; bracteoles absent. Flowers radially symmetric, erect; sepals absent or 2–4(–5), distinct, lateral pair clasping corolla, canoe-shaped, other pair appressed to corolla, flattened; petals 4(–5), connate, cream to pink, without basal tubercles, (abaxial surfaces glabrous, adaxial surfaces densely hairy), corolla tubular-campanulate; intrastaminal nectary disc present; stamens 8(–10), included; filaments ± uniformly slender, hairy; anthers elongate, without awns, without tubules, dehiscent by 2 elongate, gaping slits, sacs not connate; pistil 5-carpellate; ovary 1-locular; placentation intruded-parietal; style straight, stout; stigma umbilicate, subtended by ring of hairs. Fruits baccate, erect, (fleshy), indehiscent, (axis fleshy). Seeds 25–100, ovoid, not winged. x = 52.


w North America.


Species 1: w North America.

Species 1

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Facts about "Hemitomes"
AuthorGary D. Wallace +
AuthorityA. Gray in War Department [U.S.] +
Distributionw North America. +
EtymologyGreek hemitomias, half eunuch, alluding to presumed sterility of one anther sac +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Publication titlein War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. +
Publication year1832 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 747.xml +
SynonymsUndefined subfam. Pyroloideae +, Undefined tribe Monotropaceae + and Undefined tribe Pyrolaceae +
Taxon familyEricaceae +
Taxon nameHemitomes +
Taxon parentEricaceae subfam. Monotropoideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 8 +