Cassiope stelleriana (Pall.) DC.
FamilyEricaceae — APG family: Ericaceae
SynonymsBryanthus stelleri D. Don., Andromeda stelleriana Pall., Harimanella stelleriana (Pall.) Cov.
Common namealaska moss heath
DescriptionMatted dwarf shrub; branches puberulent; leaves alternate, spreading, linear- oblanceolate, flat above, rounded beneath, glabrous, somewhat erose in margin; flowers single, pedicels short, puberulent; calyx lobes oblong, red, scarious-mar- gined; corolla open, white to pinkish, twice as long as sepals; style short, conical.
EcologyAlpine heaths to at least 2,000 meters. Common along the coast. Type locality not given, presumably Kamchatka.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.