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Shortia Torrey & A. Gray. Shortia, Oconee Bells.

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A genus of 10 species (if Schizocodon is excluded, as here), perennial herbs or subshrubs, of e. Asia and the Southern Appalachians. The closest relatives of our species are two Japanese species: S. uniflora (Maximowicz) Maximowicz and S. rotundifolia (Maximowicz) Makino.

Ref: Barnes (1990); Davies (1952); Gaddy & Sakaguchi (2024); Gaddy et al. (2019); Hatley (1977); Higashi, Ikeda, & Setoguchi (2015); Nesom (2009i) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Scott & Day (1983); Scott In Kubitzki et al. (2004). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla, McDowell County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler | Shortia brevistyla source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Shortia galacifolia | Original Image ⭷


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