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Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 144. 1754
e North America.
Species 5 (5 in the flora).
Uvularia, a genus of attractive, spring-blooming plants, has been divided into sect. Oakesiella (Small) Wilbur with sessile leaves and sect. Uvularia with perfoliate leaves. Differences in other morphological (R. L. Wilbur 1963) and cytological (F. H. Utech 1978d) characters support recognition of these infrageneric groups.
D. K. Wijesinghe and D. F. Whigham (1997, 2001) compared the different, below-ground, vegetative morphologies of three Uvularia species and their relationship to their differing clonal populations and dynamics.
Wijesinghe, D. K. and D. F. Whigham. 2001. Nutrient foraging in woodland herbs: A comparison of three species of Uvularia (Liliaceae) with contrasting belowground morphologies. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 1071–1079.
|1||Stems rounded; leaf blades perfoliate, margins smooth; capsules obovoid to truncate; tepals smooth or densely papillose adaxially.||> 2|
|1||Stems angled distally; leaf blades sessile, margins minutely papillose-denticulate; capsules generally ellipsoid; tepals smooth adaxially.||> 3|
|2||Leaves pubescent (rarely glabrous) on abaxial veins; leaves below lowest branch typically 1; tepals smooth adaxially; capsule with 2 truncate beaks per lobe.||Uvularia grandiflora|
|2||Leaves glaucous, smooth abaxially; leaves below lowest branch (2–)3–4; tepals orange-papillose adaxially; capsule with 2 attenuate beaks per lobe.||Uvularia perfoliata|
|3||Rhizomes short, 0.5–1 cm, bearing numerous, clustered, fleshy roots; stem nodes and abaxial leaf veins puberulent.||Uvularia puberula|
|3||Rhizomes elongate, 10–15 cm, bearing scattered, fibrous roots; stem nodes and abaxial leaf surfaces glabrous.||> 4|
|4||Peduncles ebracteate; tepal apex rounded to acute; ovary and capsule stipitate.||Uvularia sessilifolia|
|4||Peduncles bearing 1, ovate, leafy bract; tepal apex acuminate; ovary and capsule sessile or subsessile.||Uvularia floridana|
|Author||Frederick H. Utech + and Shoichi Kawano +|
|Common name||Bellwort + and merrybells +|
|Distribution||e North America. +|
|Etymology||Latin uvula, alluding to the flowers hanging like that organ, and to formerly supposed efficacy in treating diseases of it +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1753 + and 1754 +|
|Reference||anderson1934b +, dietz1952a +, hayashi1998a +, kawano1964a +, soper1952a +, wijesinghe2001a + and wilbur1963a +|
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|Synonyms||Oakesia + and Oakesiella +|
|Taxon family||Liliaceae +|
|Taxon name||Uvularia +|
|Taxon parent||Liliaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|