Menziesia pentandra Maxim.

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

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'Menziesia pentandra' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/menziesia/menziesia-pentandra/). Accessed 2021-11-29.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ciliate
Fringed with long hairs.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
umbel
Inflorescence in which pedicels all arise from same point on peduncle. May be flat-topped (as in e.g. Umbelliferae) to spherical (as in e.g. Araliaceae). umbellate In form of umbel.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Menziesia pentandra' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/menziesia/menziesia-pentandra/). Accessed 2021-11-29.

A deciduous shrub up to 4 ft high, with an often bi- or tri-furcate mode of branching; young shoots slender, bristly. Leaves narrowly oval, tapered at both ends, margined with hairs, bristly above, less so beneath, 1 to 2 in. long, 12 to 1 in. wide; stalk about 18 in. long, bristly. Flowers nodding, a few in an umbel, each on a slender, sparsely glandular stalk 12 to 1 in. long. Corolla roundish urn-shaped, 14 in. long, dull greenish white, five-lobed. Stamens five, glabrous. Calyx five-lobed, ciliate.

Native of Japan and Sakhalin; introduced about 1905, originally named in 1867. It is one of the least attractive of the menziesias, abundantly distinct from the other Asiatic species in having only five stamens, which are glabrous.