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Kalmia latifolia L.

Kalmia

by Steven Clemants
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 02/07/2013

Nomenclature

Kalmia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 391. 1753. Gen. Pl. 185. 1754. Chamaedaphne Catesby ex Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 388. 1891, nom. illeg. (Art. 53.1). TYPE: Kalmia latifolia L., designated by Britton (1908).

Key to the species of Kalmia

1. Leaves in whorls of 3; sepals glandular setose...Kalmia angustifolia
1. Leaves opposite; sepals glabrous...2

2. Leaves lanceolate, over 1 cm broad...Kalmia latifolia
2. Leaves linear, less than 0.5 cm broad...Kalmia polifolia

List of Kalmia Species

References

References to Kalmia

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