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Ericaceae A.L. de Jussieu. Heath Family.

Key to Ericaceae

A family of about 107-124 genera and 3400-4100 species, primarily shrubs, small trees, and subshrubs, nearly cosmopolitan. The Ericaceae is very important in our area, which is one of the north temperate centers of diversity for the Ericaceae, with a great diversity of genera and species, many of them rather narrowly endemic. Along with Quercus and Pinus, various members of this family are dominant in much of our landscape.

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Ref: Cullings & Hileman (1997); Dorr & Barrie (1993); Gillespie & Kron (2010); Gillespie & Kron (2013); Judd (1979); Judd (1984); Judd & Kron (1993); Kron & Chase (1993); Kron et al. (2002); Kron, Powell, & Luteyn (2002); Luteyn et al. (1996); Stevens et al. In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Tucker (2009a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Wood (1961). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Vaccinium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Hypopitys lanuginosa, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Hypopitys source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Kalmia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Rhododendron | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bonnie Semmling, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Bonnie Semmling | Corema conradii source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Chimaphila | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Monotropsis reynoldsiae, Marion County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler | Monotropsis source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Rhododendron | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Eubotrys | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Vaccinium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Epigaea repens | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Monotropa | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Peter Brastow, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Peter Brastow | Erica vagans source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Empetrum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Lyonia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson | Gaultheria source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Ceratiola | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson | Pyrola source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Kalmia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Chimaphila | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson | Rhododendron source | Original Image ⭷

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