Ericaceae subfam. Ericaceae

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Handbuch 1 602. 1829

Synonyms: Undefined tribe Empetraceae Hooker & Lindley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 449. Mentioned on page 370, 373.
Subshrubs, shrubs, or trees, multicellular hairs present; bark smooth or furrowed, not flaky (peeling or shredding in Menziesia). Stems erect to decumbent, sprawling, creeping, trailing, prostrate, or procumbent. Leaves deciduous or persistent, usually alternate, sometimes opposite, whorled, or spirally arranged; petiole usually present; blade plane or acicular, abaxial groove present or absent. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, fascicles, racemes, panicles, capitula, cymes, umbels, corymbs, spikes, or solitary flowers; perulae present or absent; bracts much shorter than sepals (sometimes absent). Flowers bisexual or unisexual, erect or pendulous, usually radially or bilaterally symmetric; sepals (2-)4-5(-7); petals absent or (2-)4-5(-7), connate or distinct, corolla deciduous or persistent, campanulate, salverform, rotate, saucer-shaped, funnelform, cylindric, or urceolate, (with pockets holding anthers until they open in some Kalmia), lobes shorter than tube; intrastaminal nectary disc present; stamens (2-)5-10; anthers dehiscent by lateral pores or slits; ovary (2-)5-10-locular; placentation axile (parietal distally in Epigaea); style straight or declinate (curved in Elliottia). Fruits capsular, dehiscence usually septicidal, sometimes loculicidal or septifragal, or drupaceous, (dry to fleshy), indehiscent. Seeds 2-300, distinct, obovoid, ovoid, or ellipsoid to oblong, linear, fusiform, or planoconvex, winged or not.

Distribution

North America, Mexico, West Indies (Cuba), Central America, s South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Atlantic Islands, Australia, especially diverse in western Europe and southern Africa.

Discussion

Genera 18, species ca. 1850 (14 genera, 58 species in the flora).

Lower Taxa

None.

AuthorGordon C. Tucker + and Gary D. Wallace +
AuthorityLink +
DistributionNorth America +, Mexico +, West Indies (Cuba) +, Central America +, s South America +, Europe +, Asia +, Africa +, Atlantic Islands +, Australia + and especially diverse in western Europe and southern Africa. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Publication titleHandbuch 1 +
Publication year1829 +
Referencebohm1978a +, copeland1943a +, hebda1980a +, kron1990a +, kron1996a +, kron1997a +, metheny1991a +, mikolajski1997a +, small2001a + and underhill1971a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 1051.xml +
SynonymsUndefined tribe Empetraceae +
Taxon familyEricaceae +
Taxon nameEricaceae subfam. Ericaceae +
Taxon parentEricaceae +
Taxon ranksubfamily +
VolumeVolume 8 +