Page author: David Giblin
Pleuricospora fimbriolata
fringed pinesap

Distribution: Western slope of the Cascades and the Olympic Mountains in Washington; Washington south to California.

Habitat: Uncommon in coniferous forests at mid-elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Fleshy myco-heterotrophic herbs with simple, whitish to yellow-brown stems 3-12 cm. tall, glabrous throughout.


Leaves alternate, small, non-green, scale-like, with fringed margins.


Flowers crowded in terminal, spike-like racemes, 8-15 mm. long, each subtended by a slightly-shorter bract; pedicels up to 2 cm. long; sepals 4, distinct, oblong-ovate, half as long as the petals; petals 4, distinct, oblong, 8-10 mm. long, cylindric, yellowish to cream-colored; stamens 8, the anthers without awns; ovary superior.


Capsule berry-like.

Accepted Name:
Pleuricospora fimbriolata A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 7: 369. 1868. 1868.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Pleuricospora densa Small
Pleuricospora longipetala Howell
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pleuricospora fimbriolata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Pleuricospora fimbriolata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pleuricospora fimbriolata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pleuricospora fimbriolata photos.

USDA Plants: Pleuricospora fimbriolata information.

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