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Ericaceae
The Heath Family
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This is a family of around 3000 apecies in 100 genera, found all over the world except Australia. Almost half of them are in the genus Rhododendron, coming mainly from China, and there are around 500 species of Erica, most of them from Southern Africa. This is a family mainly of shrubs or climbers, and almost all of them are found in acidic habitats, and are dependent on fungal mycorrhiza. Most are grown for ornament, often as hedges, including Gaultheria and Pernettya, although the leaves of Kalmia species are poisonous to stock and humans. In Britain, acidic moorlands are often covered in wild heather (Calluna and Erica species). The fruits of a few species, e.g. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and Bog Whortleberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) are edible, but only the Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos) is cultivated for this purpose.

Woody stems
Simple evergreen leaves growing alternately
Clusters of flowers
Flowers with 4 or 5 petals forming a tube or trumpet
Stamens not attached to the flower tube

and are found in acidic conditions.

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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Ericaceae
belongs to the Order of Malpighiales


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Ericaceae
Ericales
Ericales
Erica Order (Heathers)
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


bigberry manzanita
bigberry manzanita
Arctostaphlos Glauca
- December 05, 2012

bigberry manzanita
bigberry manzanita
Arctostaphlos Glauca
lowemal - December 05, 2012

Red Erica Berry
Red Erica Berry

forager - July 21, 2012

St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort
H. perforatum
puyallupqd - July 18, 2012

Erica Berry
Erica Berry

forager - July 16, 2012

St. John's Wort - Unknown
St. John's Wort - Unknown

forager - June 08, 2012

American Wintergreen
American Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens
chipmunkridge - July 25, 2011

Spotted Wintergreen
Spotted Wintergreen
Chimaphila maculata
chipmunkridge - July 25, 2011

Trailing Arbutus
Trailing Arbutus
Epigaea repens
chipmunkridge - July 24, 2011

Wild blueberries
Wild blueberries
Vaccinium caesariense
chipmunkridge - July 23, 2011

Indian Pipes
Indian Pipes
Monotropa uniflora
chipmunkridge - July 23, 2011

Pink Azalea
Pink Azalea
Rhododendron periclymenoides
Biocentric333 - September 20, 2010

Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Kalima latifolia
jlosey - August 23, 2010

Azelea
Azelea
Rhododendron arborescens
Thunder - June 14, 2010

Catawba Rhododendron Album
Catawba Rhododendron Album
Rhododendron catawabiense album
Thunder - June 14, 2010

Bearberry
Bearberry
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
gardengeek - May 22, 2010

Rhododendron kaponga
Rhododendron kaponga
Rhododendron
heidbenati - August 05, 2009

Pink and White Rhododendron simsii
Pink and White Rhododendron simsii
Rhododendron simsii
heidbenati - August 05, 2009

Rhododendron simsii
Rhododendron simsii
Rhododendron simsii
heidbenati - August 05, 2009

White and Pink Rhododendron, Azaléia
White and Pink Rhododendron, Azaléia
Rhododendron
heidbenati - August 04, 2009

Scouler's St. John's Wort
Scouler's St. John's Wort
Hypericum scouleri
gardengeek - August 02, 2009

Sidebells
Sidebells
Pyrola secunda
gardengeek - July 22, 2009

Pink Wintergreen
Pink Wintergreen
Pyrola asarifolia
gardengeek - July 22, 2009

Azaléia, Rhododendron spp
Azaléia, Rhododendron spp
Rhododendron spp
fadinha_green - July 05, 2009

Azalea
Azalea
Rhododendron
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

White Azalea Flower
White Azalea Flower
Rhododendron
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

Rhododendron Flower
Rhododendron Flower
Rhododendron
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

Vulcan Rhododendron Flower Buds
Vulcan Rhododendron Flower Buds
Rhododendron
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

Rhododendron
Rhododendron
Rhododendron ferrugineum
fadinha_green - March 16, 2009


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