Leiophyllum

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Leiophyllum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/leiophyllum/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

Family

  • Ericaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

anther
Pollen-producing structure of flower at the tip of the filament; part of a stamen.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
pollen
Small grains that contain the male reproductive cells. Produced in the anther.
sessile
Lacking a stem or stalk.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Leiophyllum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/leiophyllum/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

A genus of a single species in the eastern United States. It resembles Ledum and, as in that genus, the petals are quite free, but is easily distinguishable from any species of that genus by the small, quite glabrous, short-stalked to almost sessile leaves. The capsules open from the top downward (the reverse in Ledum) and the pollen escapes from a slit running the whole length of each anther (in Ledum it is released through a small aperture).

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