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LeucothoŽ recurva A. Gray, Man. Ed. 2, 252. 1856.
A widely branched shrub, 2°-10° high, similar to the following species. Leaves thin, deciduous, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or oval, often acuminate, pubescent on the veins beneath, 2-4' long; racemes terminating the branches, unfolding before the leaves, recurved, solitary or clustered; calyx 2-bracteolate, the bractlets persistent; sepals ovate; corolla about 3" long; anther-sacs 1-awned; capsule strongly 5-lobed, about 2" in diameter and 1" high; seeds broadly winged.
Andromeda racemosa L. Sp. Pl. 394. 1753.
1843. LeucothoŽ racemosa A. Gray, Man. Ed. 2, 252. 1856.
A shrub, 5°-12° high, with erect or divergent branches, terminal racemes, and glabrous or puberulent twigs. Leaves oblong to ovate, mostly acute at each end, thin, deciduous, short-petioled, glabrous, or with some short hairs above, pubescent, at least on the veins beneath, serrulate, 1'-3' long, 1/2'-1' wide; racemes solitary or clustered; flowers appearing with or before the leaves; calyx 2-bracteolate at the base, the bractlets firm, persistent; sepals much imbricated; pedicels about 1" long, jointed with the rachis; corolla nearly cylin-dric, 3"-4" long; anther-sacs 2-awned; style slender; stigma capitate; capsule slightly grooved, 1 1/2" in diameter, about equalling the sepals or a little longer; seeds smooth, wingless.