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Prosartes is a genus of flowering plants in the lily family. For several decades plants of this genus were included in genus Disporum. Studies of morphology and cytology, as well as genetic analysis, show these North American plants to be different from the Asian genus Disporum, and they were separated again in 1995. Prosartes included five species until 2010, when a sixth, Prosartes parviflora, was elevated to species status from its previous position as a variant of Prosartes hookeri, or perhaps a hybrid.
These plants are rhizomatous herbs with bell-like pendent flowers.
- Prosartes hookeri - drops of gold
- Prosartes lanuginosa - yellow mandarin or fairybells
- Prosartes maculata - spotted mandarin
- Prosartes parvifolia - Siskiyou bells
- Prosartes smithii - largeflower fairybells
- Prosartes trachycarpa - roughfruit fairybells
- Shinwari, Z.K.; Terauchi, R.; Utech, F.H. & Kawano, S. (1994), "Recognition of the New World Disporum Section Prosartes as Prosartes (Liliaceae) Based on the Sequence Data of the rbcL Gene", Taxon 43 (3): 353–366, doi:10.2307/1222713
- Flora of North America: Prosartes
- Mesler, M., et al. (2010). A resurrection for Siskiyou Bells, Prosartes parvifolia (Liliaceae), a rare Siskiyou Mountains endemic. Madroño 57:2 129-35.
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