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Eubotrys Nuttall. Deciduous Fetterbush.

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A genus of 2 species, shrubs to small trees, of e. North America. Recent molecular evidence supports the recognition of Eubotrys as a genus separate from Leucothoe, and more closely related to Chamaedaphne, supporting the views, based on morphological grounds, of many earlier authors (Kron et al. 2002). The genus is often treated as feminine in grammatical gender (like most Ericaceae), but the Code is unequivocal that names ending in various suffixes, including “-botrys”, should be treated as masculine.

Ref: Judd et al. (2012); Kron et al. (2002); Stevens et al. In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Tucker (2009f) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Eubotrys racemosus | Original Image ⭷

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