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Encyclopedia > Ericaceae
Heath family
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genera

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The plant Family Ericaceae (Heath Family) or ericaceous plants are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils. The Family Ericaceae includes numerous plants from mostly temperate climates: cranberry, blueberry, heath, heather, huckleberry, azalea and rhododendron are well-known examples.


Genera

  • Acrostemon
  • Agapetes
  • Agarista
  • Andromeda
  • Anomalanthus
  • Anthopteropsis
  • Anthopterus
  • Arachnocalyx
  • Arbutus
  • Arctostaphylos
  • Bejaria
  • Bruckenthalia
  • Bryanthus
  • Calluna
  • Calopteryx
  • Cassiope
  • Cavendishia
  • Ceratiola
  • Ceratostema
  • Chamaedaphne
  • Coccosperma
  • Coilostigma
  • Comarostaphylis
  • Costera
  • Craibiodendron
  • Daboecia
  • Demosthenesia
  • Didonica
  • Dimorphanthera
  • Diogenesia
  • Diplarche
  • Diplycosia
  • Disterigma
  • Eremia
  • Eremiella
  • Erica
  • Findlaya
  • Gaultheria
  • Gaylussacia
  • Gonocalyx
  • Grisebachia
  • Harrimanella
  • Kalmia
  • Kalmiopsis
  • Killipiella
  • Lateropora
  • Ledothamnus
  • Ledum
  • Leiophyllum
  • Leucothoe
  • Loiseleuria
  • Lyonia
  • Macleana
  • Macnabia
  • Malea
  • Menziesia
  • Mitrastylus
  • Mycerinus
  • Nagelocarpus
  • Notopora
  • Oreanthes
  • Ornithostaphylos
  • Orthaea
  • Oxydendrum
  • Pellegrinia
  • Pernettya
  • Pernettyopsis
  • Phyllodoce
  • Pieris
  • Platycalyx
  • Plutarchia
  • Polyclita
  • Psammisia
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhodothamnus
  • Rusbya
  • Salaxis
  • Satyria
  • Scyphogyne
  • Semiramisia
  • Simocheilus
  • Siphonandra
  • Sphyrospermum
  • Stokoeanthus
  • Sympieza
  • Syndsmanthus
  • Tepuia
  • Thamnus
  • Themistoclesia
  • Therorhodion
  • Thibaudia
  • Thoracosperma
  • Tsusiophyllum
  • Utleya
  • Vaccinium
  • Xylococcus
  • Zenobia.

External Reference

  • http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/angio/www/ericacea.htm

as of 2002-07-07


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Ericaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (93 words)
The plant Family Ericaceae (Heath Family) or ericaceous plants are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils.
The Family Ericaceae includes numerous plants from mostly temperate climates: cranberry, blueberry, heath, heather, huckleberry, azalea and rhododendron are well-known examples.
Recent genetic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has resulted in the inclusion of the formerly recognised families Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Monotropaceae, Prionotaceae and Pyrolaceae into Ericaceae.
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