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Published In: A Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States 273. 1848. (Manual) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: June-July.
Type: Type locality: Sweden (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: N. temperate Europe and Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Very rare. Sparingly collected in Kashmir. Usually found in forests or along streams under the shade of conifers from 2600-3500 m.
Illustration: Moneses uniflora (L.) A. Gray (Illustration)
Map Location: Kashmir B-8: above Minimarg, in forest on bank, flowers white, R.R.& I.D. Stewart & E. Nasir 22145 (RAW).


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Perennial 5-9 cm tall. Rhizome very slender, root-like producing ascending-erect aerial shoots, nodes few. Leaves orbicular to broad ovate-obtuse, 11-18 x 11-20 mm, crenate-serrulate, base rounded or attenuate, lower surface pale. Petiole 5-11 mm long. Scape 30-80 mm long, slender, 1-flowered, glabrous. Floral bract ovate-oblong, 3-5 mm long, ± naviculate, minutely ciliolate. Flowers 17-19 mm broad. Sepals imbricate, orbicular-oblong, 3-3.3 x 2-2.2 mm, minutely ciliolate. Petals spreading, broad ovate-obtuse, 7-9 x 5-7 mm, ciliolate. Filaments 6 mm long; anthers orbicular-oblong, 1.5 mm long, pores at the end of 2 broad and slightly curved tubes. Ovary 5-lobed, globose-depressed, c. 4.5 mm broad; style erect, 5 mm long, stout; stigma 5-homed. Capsule not seen.
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