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26. Heuchera eastwoodiae Rosendahl, Butters & Lakela, Minnesota Stud. Pl. Sci. 2: 152. 1936.

Herbs acaulescent; caudex unbranched. Flowering stems 30-50 cm, short or long stipitate-glandular. Leaves: petiole nearly glabrous or short to long stipitate-glandular; blade (purple abaxially, variegated adaxially), orbiculate-cordate, shallowly 5-lobed, 2.5-8.5 cm, base cordate, lobes rounded, margins dentate, apex short-apiculate, surfaces short to long stipitate-glandular abaxially, short stipitate-glandular or sparsely long stipitate-glandular adaxially. Inflorescences dense. Flowers: hypanthium weakly bilaterally symmetric, free 1.5-2 mm, cream or greenish, broadly turbinate or campanulate, 3-4.5 mm, short or sparsely medium stipitate-glandular; sepals 6, incurved at apex, red-tipped, equal, 1-1.5 mm, apex acute; petals absent or (1-)6 and much reduced, erect, greenish, lanceolate, unlobed, 1 mm, margins entire; stamens 6, included 1 mm; styles included 1.5 mm, to 1 mm, 0.1+ mm diam. Capsules ovoid, 5-7 mm, beaks divergent, not papillose. Seeds dark brown, asymmetrically ellipsoid or convex-fusiform, 0.6 mm.

Flowering May-Aug. Shaded, rocky slopes; 1500-1900 m; Ariz.

Heuchera eastwoodiae occurs in central Arizona and is unique in the genus for its hexamerous flowers.


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