Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench var. angustifolia (Aiton) Rehder image
Photographer: Robert H. Read           

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Josh Sulman

Josh Sulman

Josh Sulman

Josh Sulman
Family Ericaceae
Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench var. angustifolia (Aiton) Rehder
leather-leaf
Chamaedaphne: Greek chamai for "on the ground" and daphun for "laurel"
calyculata: calyx for "husk covering calyx;" ula for "little;" hence "with little calyx"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall shrub, branched, covered with tiny, brown scales, growing in dense thickets
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" long, slender urn-shaped; solitary, nodding, stalked flowers arranged in a one-sided, spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms April-June
Fruit:flattened capsule
Leaf:stalked, alternate, evergreen, oblong, edges slightly curled downward
Habitat: wet; bogs; in acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Andromeda calyculata L. var. angustifolia Aiton
Cassandra calyculata (L.) D.Don var. angustifolia (Aiton) Seym.

         
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