Tellima R. Br.

Tellima is a monospecific genus native to western North America. Its single species, Tellima grandiflora (Pursh) Douglas ex Lindley, is widely grown as an ornamental, also in Belgium where it has been able to naturalize.
This genus is closely similar and related to, among others, Heuchera and Tolmiea. It is easily separated from both in stamen number (10 vs. 3 or 5).


Fortson Wells E. & Elvander P.E. (2009) Tellima. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds.), Flora of North America, vol. 8. Oxford University Press, New York-Oxford: 76-77. [available online at:]

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith