Plant Genera


Family Code: PLANTA
Genus Code: CHELO
Genus CN: turtlehead
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 4 species, perennial herbs, of e. North America.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: The four fertile stamens are inserted on either side of the corolla near its base and are flattened and conspicuously pilose. The single staminodium (the color of which is used in the key) is much shorter (often only a few mm long), and is inserted uppermost on the corolla near its base.
Genus References: Nelson in FNA (in prep.); Nelson, Elisens, & Benesh (1998); Pennell (1935)=P.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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