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Daboecia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Daboecia
D.Don
Species

See text Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families See text The Ericales are a large and diverse order of dicotyledons. ... Genera See text The plant Family Ericaceae (Heath Family) or ericaceous plants are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils. ... David Don (21 December 1799 - 15 December 1841) was a British botanist, Professor of Botany at Kings College, London from 1836–1841, and librarian at the Linnean Society of London from 1822–1841. ...

Daboecia is a small genus in the family Ericaceae, containing two shrubby species, closely related to the mega-genus Erica. The species are: In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species. ... Genera See text The plant Family Ericaceae (Heath Family) or ericaceous plants are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils. ... Species Over 700 species, including: Erica arborea Erica caffra Erica carnea Erica ciliaris Erica cinerea Erica erigena Erica mackaiana Erica scoparia Erica tetralix Erica vagans Erica is a genus of over 700 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae; the English names, both shared with some other closely related...

  • Daboecia azorica, from the Azores
  • Daboecia cantabrica, from western Europe; W Ireland, W France, N Spain, NW Portugal.

Some botanists regard the genus as monospecific, making the Azorean plant a subspecies of Daboecia cantabrica. Daboecia differs from European Erica species in having a deciduous corolla which is substantially larger than the corolla in the same species of Erica. The leaves are always alternate in Daboecia, never whorled. The generic name come from the name of an obscure Irish saint, Dabeoc, but with the two middle vowels reversed. In Ireland, Daboecia cantabrica is confined to counties Galway and south Mayo. St Dabeoc's heath is a popular garden plant and numerous cultivars have been named. Cultivars include selections from the hybrid between the two species which is named Daboecia x scotica (lists of cultivars are available from The Heather Society [1]). Flag of Azores Shaded relief map of the Azores from 1975 The Azores (Portuguese: Açores) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ...


Oliver, EGH (2000). "Systematics of Ericeae..." Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 19.
Nelson, E. Charles (1984). "Dabeoc — a saint and his heather." Yearbook of the Heather Society: 41–46.
Nelson, E. Charles (2000). "A history, mainly nomenclatural, of St Dabeoc's heath." Watsonia 23: 47–58.


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Daboecia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
Daboecia is a small genus in the family Ericaceae, containing two shrubby species, closely related to the genus Erica.
Daboecia differs from European Erica species in having a deciduous corolla which is substantially larger than the corolla in the same species of Erica.
Daboecia cantabrica, from western Europe, in western Ireland (counties Galway and southern Mayo), western France, northern Spain, northwest Portugal.
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