Elliottia Muhlenberg ex Elliott. Elliottia, Southern-plume.
A genus of 4 species (as here circumscribed), shrubs to small trees, of se. North America, nw. North America, and Japan. As discussed by Wood (1961), the generic limits of Elliottia have been controversial. The closest relatives of E. racemosa are E. paniculata (Siebold & Zuccarini) Bentham & Hooker and E. bracteata (Maximowicz) Bentham & Hooker, both of Japan, and E. pyroliflorus (Bong.) S.W. Brim & P.F. Stevens [Cladothamnus pyroliflorus Bong.], of AK, British Colombia, WA, and OR; these have sometimes been placed in other genera.
Ref: Stevens et al. In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Tucker (2009b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Show full citations.