Trans. Linn. Soc. London6: 317. 1802 ,

Common names: Heather Scotch heather ling bruyère commune callunaie
Etymology: Greek kallyno, to brush, sweep, or cleanse, alluding to use as brooms
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 491. Mentioned on page 372, 374.
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Shrubs. Stems erect or ascending, (much-branched); twigs hairy to glabrescent. Leaves persistent, opposite; petiole absent; blade coriaceous, margins spinulose-ciliate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, racemes or panicles, 5–30-flowered; perulae absent. Flowers bisexual, radially symmetric; sepals 4, distinct; petals 4, barely connate basally, corolla persistent, campanulate; stamens 8, included; anthers with awns, dehiscent by lateral slits; ovary 5-locular, (ovoid); style slightly exserted, straight; stigma capitate. Fruits capsular, globose, dehiscence septifragal. Seeds ca. 5–10, ellipsoid, not winged, not tailed; testa (firm), ± alveolate-reticulate. x = 8.


Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions

Europe, w Asia.


Species 1: introduced; Europe, w Asia.

Species 1

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Calluna"
AuthorGordon C. Tucker +
AuthoritySalisbury +
Common nameHeather +, Scotch heather +, ling +, bruyère commune + and callunaie +
DistributionEurope + and w Asia. +
EtymologyGreek kallyno, to brush, sweep, or cleanse, alluding to use as brooms +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titleTrans. Linn. Soc. London +
Referencebarclay1974a +, barclay1993a + and beijerinck1940a +
Source xml grained fna xml/V8/V8 959.xml +
Taxon familyEricaceae +
Taxon nameCalluna +
Taxon parentEricaceae subfam. Ericoideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 8 +