Rosaceae tribe Gillenieae


Trudy Imp. S.-Pterburgsk. Bot. Sada 6: 164, 222. 1879.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 424. Mentioned on page 21, 345.

Herbs, perennial; unarmed. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound (ternate); stipules persistent or deciduous, free; venation pinnate. Flowers: perianth and androecium perigynous; epicalyx bractlets absent; hypanthium tubular to campanulate; torus absent; carpels 5, basally connate (becoming distinct at maturity), adnate to hypanthium, styles terminal, distinct; ovules 2–4, basal, collateral (obturator present). Fruits aggregated follicles; styles tardily deciduous, elongate.


North America.


Genus 1, species 2 (2 in the flora).

The base chromosome number for Gillenieae is x = 9. Gillenia is host to Gymnosporangium and Phragmidium rusts.

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