Salisbury ex Gray

Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 396, 403. 1822..

Common names: Woodnymph single delight one-flowered wintergreen monésès uniflore
Etymology: Greek monos, one, single, and hesis, delight, alluding to attractive, solitary flower
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 384. Mentioned on page 374, 378.

Herbs, chlorophyllous, autotrophic. Stems erect, glabrous or papillose distally. Leaves cauline, sometimes appearing basal, alternate or pseudoverticillate in 1–4 whorls; petiole present; blade not maculate, broadly elliptic to orbiculate, subcoriaceous, margins crenate-serrate to serrate, plane, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences solitary flowers, not lax in bud or flower, erect in fruit; peduncular bracts present or absent. Pedicels absent. Flowers radially symmetric, spreading or nodding; sepals 5, connate proximally, often obscurely so, calyx lobes ovate to narrowly ovate; petals 5, distinct, creamy white, without basal tubercles, corolla rotate to broadly campanulate; intrastaminal nectary disc absent; stamens 10, included; filaments broad proximally, gradually narrowed medially, slender distally, glabrous; anthers oblong, without awns, with tubules, dehiscent by 2 round pores; pistil 5-carpellate; ovary imperfectly 5-locular; placentation intruded-parietal; style (exserted), straight, expanded distally; stigma 5-lobed, without subtending ring of hairs. Fruits capsular, erect, dehiscence loculicidal, no cobwebby tissue exposed by splitting valves at dehiscence. Seeds ca. 1000, fusiform, winged. x = 11, 12, 13, 16.


North America, Eurasia, circumboreal.


Species 1: North America, Eurasia; circumboreal.

Species 1

Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Moneses"
Craig C. Freeman +
Salisbury ex Gray +
Woodnymph +, single delight +, one-flowered wintergreen +  and monésès uniflore +
North America +, Eurasia +  and circumboreal. +
Greek monos, one, single, and hesis, delight, alluding to attractive, solitary flower +
Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. +
Undefined subfam. Pyroloideae +, Undefined tribe Monotropaceae +  and Undefined tribe Pyrolaceae +
Moneses +
Ericaceae subfam. Monotropoideae +