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  NYBG.org: James L. Luteyn Profile
A new Vaccinium (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae) from Guayanan Brazil.
Gaultheria steyermarkii (Ericaceae): A new endemic to Cerro Turimiquire, Venezuela.
Redefinition of the neotropical genus Anthopterus (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae).
sciweb.nybg.org /Science2/Profile_2.asp   (1296 words)

 Ericaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ericaceae   (93 words)

 Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
The Ericaceae are mostly shrubs comprising about 125 genera and 3,500 species.
The leaves are simple and alternate or sometimes opposite or whorled; stipules are absent.
The inverted urn-shaped or urceolate flowers illustrated here are common in several genera of the family.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/carr/eric.htm   (339 words)

 The Botanical Review: Diversity, adaptation, and endemism in neotropical ericaceae: biogeographical patterns in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Botanical Review; 1/1/2002; Luteyn, James L. In the Neotropics, the Ericaceae are an Andean-centered family, adapted to moist, open, cool montane environments.
94% endemic) of Ericaceae native to the Neotropics.
Five biogeographical regions are recognized for the neotropical Ericaceae, with the greatest species diversity found in the Andes of northwestern South America.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:87855379&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (197 words)

 kron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Molecular systematics of the northern Andean blueberries (Vaccinieae, Vaccinioideae, Ericaceae).
A phylogenetic classification of Ericaceae: Molecular and morphological evidence.
Phylogenetic relationships within the blueberry tribe (Vaccinieae, Ericaceae) based on sequence data from matK and nuclear ribosomal ITS regions, with comments on the placement of Satyria.
www.wfu.edu /academics/biology/faculty/kronka.htm   (448 words)

 pollen grain morphology ericaceae
The Ericaceae (heath family) is a cosmopolitan family (over 3000 species) including herbs, shrubs, and trees with evergreen, alternate, simple leaves.
The flowers are red to white, urn- to bell-shaped, and the anthers have pores for pollen release.
Ueno, J. Palynological notes on Ericaceae and Pyrolaceae from Japan and its neighbors.
www.geo.arizona.edu /palynology/pid00028.html   (176 words)

 Phylogenetic analyses of Andromedeae (Ericaceae subfam. Vaccinioideae) -- Kron et al. 86 (9): 1290 -- American Journal ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Dorr, L. 1980 The reproductive biology and pollination ecology of Zenobia (Ericaceae).
Luteyn, J. 1991 Key to the subfamilies and genera of neotropical Ericaceae.
Melvin, N. 1980 A systematic investigation of the genus Leucothoë; (Ericaceae).
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/86/9/1290   (4687 words)

Diapensiaceae have often been considered close to Ericaceae, but the anthers of some genera of the former which appear to be inverted, are not.
Ericaceae are usually woody and shrubby and may be recognized by their flowers, which are often urceolate or tubular and are sympetalous; the ten stamens often dehisce by pores and sometimes have appendages on the anthers or the tops of the filaments.
Vegetatively the family is very variable, but the leaves are always exstipulate and often spiral and rather mesomorphic, or they are xeromorphic, in that case being either opposite, ericoid, narrow and with a channel on the abaxial surface, or variable in size, thick, and with close parallel venation.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/ericalesweb.htm   (10868 words)

 Ericaceae (Heath) Family
Ericaceae consists of shrubs, tress, and perennial herbs, many of them familar as garden plants: rhododendrons, azaleas, heaths, heathers, and blueberries.
Probably all members of Ericaceae have fungi associated with their roots, for proper breakdown and intake of nutrients.
Ericaceae are excellent for native gardens, particularly Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale), Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) and Salal (Gaultheria shallon).
plants.montara.com /ListPages/FamPages/Erica1.html   (602 words)

 NATRS 302 Ericaceae The Heath Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is also the name given to any plant growing on the heath, but it is used botanically only for the species of the heath family; the Ericaceae.
The Ericaceae is a large family with about 100 genera and over 3,000 species.
The inflorescences of the Ericaceae are extremely variable, ranging from umbel-like racemes to clusters or to single flowers.
www.vancouver.wsu.edu /fac/robson/cl/natrs301/dicots/erica.htm   (634 words)

Ericaceae are most diverse in South Africa and the Old and New World tropics where they are common in montane habitats (Stevens, 1971; Luteyn, 1996).
These regions are found in multiple copies, 400-22000 per cell (Kim and Mabry, 1991), in the nuclear genome in the form of homogenized tandem repeats joined by an intergenic spacer (Jorgensen and Cluster, 1988).
Stevens, P. A classification of the Ericaceae: subfamilies and tribes.
www.wfu.edu /users/powee02g/SatyriaProspectus.htm   (5554 words)

 Ericaceae Family Factsheet - Gardening Australia - ABC
The Ericaceae is a large and highly ornamental family.
This flowering on the ends of the branches leads to the dramatic massed flower displays for which Rhododendrons and azaleas are prized.
All members of the Ericaceae family like moist but well-drained acid soil with plenty of organic matter in it.
www.abc.net.au /gardening/stories/s4212.htm   (322 words)

 Digital Flora of Texas Vascular Plant Image Library query results: ericaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ericaceae: Andromeda polifolia from Otto Wilhelm Thomé's - Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz (1885 - 1905)
Ericaceae: Rhododendron hirsutum from Otto Wilhelm Thomé's - Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz (1885 - 1905)
Ericaceae: Vaccinium myrrtillus from Otto Wilhelm Thomé's - Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz (1885 - 1905)
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=ericaceae   (3159 words)

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Ericaceae: Family treatment from Trees and Shrubs of the Andes of Ecuador
Ericaceae: An overview of Neotropical Blueberries from Dr. James L. Luteyn, Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden
Ericaceae: Information/Images from the University of Hawaii - Manoa)
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gateway_family?fam=Ericaceae   (365 words)

The Ericaceae is a relatively large family of flowering plants that include azaleas, blueberries, heathers, rhododendrons, and wintergreens.
Most of the species in the Ericaceae are sun-loving plants that grow in acid soils.
Many members of the Ericaceae are important in horticulture (e.g., rhododendrons, azaleas) or in small fruit crops (cranberries, blueberries).
www.wfu.edu /%7Ekronka/kakbek/ericaceae.html   (127 words)

 Ericaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Ericaceae is a large family, having around 125 genera and 3,500 species.
Most Ericaceae are shrubs or climbers, with simple, usually alternate, often evergreen, leaves and no stipules.
The Ericaceae is an important source of ornamental plants in most parts of the world and, in North America, is also economically important as the source of blueberries and cranberries, both of which are species of Vaccinium.
herbarium.usu.edu /taxa/ericaceae.htm   (403 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
At U.F. he has continued his systematic work with Ericaceae, and has collaborated extensively with Dr. Kathleen Kron on a series of phylogenetic analyses of Ericaceae (involving both morphological and molecular characters).
Phylogeny of Ericaceae (collaborative project with K. Kron): published cladistic analyses (combined DNA and morphology) of Lyonia group, and the Andromedeae, and a combined analysis of entire family in progress.
National Science Foundation Grant: Phylogenetic relationships in the Ericaceae s.l.: combined evidence from morphology and DNA sequences of two chloroplast genes and one nuclear ribosomal gene.
www.botany.ufl.edu /Faculty/faculty_Judd.htm   (920 words)

 RBGE: Monographic research in tropical Ericaceae and Musaceae
We now have the best collection of wild origin living materials of section Vireya and considerable data has been amassed since the collection was made a high priority in 1980.
The main objectives are the publication of a new account of Rhododendron section Vireya, local floristic accounts of Ericaceae and the publication of new species.
Experience of these plants in the field over nearly 30 years makes RBGE ideally placed to pursue studies on the taxonomy of this group, notably to produce an account of the Musaceae for Flora Malesiana and Flora Thailand.
www.rbge.org.uk /rbge/web/science/research/tropdivers/ericmus.jsp   (186 words)

 Brooklyn Botantic Garden: Plant Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Don, D. An attempt at a new arrangement of the Ericaceae Edinburgh New Philos.
Kron, K. A.; Chase, M. Systematics of the Ericaceae, Empetraceae, Epacridaceae and related taxa based upon rbcL sequence data Ann.
Ericaceae of the southeastern United States Castanea 61(2): 101-44.
www.bbg.org /cgi/biblio/refquery.cgi?Erica   (460 words)

 PollyClave - Ontario Ericaceae DELTA database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Click HERE, or on the PollyClave logo, to proceed with an identification or to obtain a description of one or more of the 11 Ontario genera in the family Ericaceae (heath family).
In doing so you will be using a DELTA (DEscriptive Language for TAxonomy) formatted database developed to facilitate identification of these taxa.
Szczawinski, A. The heather family (Ericaceae) of British Columbia.
prod.library.utoronto.ca /polyclave/ericaceae/erichome.htm   (185 words)

 Phylogenetic relationships within the blueberry tribe (Vaccinieae, Ericaceae) based on sequence data from MATK and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Phylogenetic relationships within the blueberry tribe (Vaccinieae, Ericaceae) based on sequence data from MATK and nuclear ribosomal ITS regions, with comments on the placement of Satyria -- Kron et al.
Luteyn J. 2001b Biogeography of the neotropical Vaccinieae (Ericaceae): patterns of diversity, adaptation, and endemism.
Maguire B. Steyermark J. Luteyn 1978 The botany of the Guayana Highland, Ericaceae.
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/89/2/327   (4274 words)

 ARS | Publication request: Utility of Blueberry-Derived Est-Pcr Primers in Related Ericaceae Species
Interpretive Summary: DNA markers are useful in genetic studies of plants for distinguishing (fingerprinting) cultivars, determining genetic relatedness, and for mapping purposes.
Here, we have tested whether these blueberry-derived markers are useful in other species of the Ericaceae family, closely related cranberry species and more distantly related rhododendron species.
Thus, these markers should be useful for DNA fingerprinting, comparative mapping, and assessing genetic diversity within species of the genus Vaccinium and between some genera of the family Ericaceae.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=141918   (505 words)

 Ericaceae - Heath Family
The Heath Family (Ericaceae) contains about 100 genera and 3350 species of shrubs, trees, and perennial herbs.
The leaves are resinous too, and often glossy on the upper surface.
Ericaceae are excellent for native gardens, particularly Western Azalea and Huckleberry.
montana.plant-life.org /families/Ericaceae.htm   (400 words)

 Ericaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Members of the Ericaceae family are mainly trees and shrubs and occasionally mycoparasitic herbs lacking green leaves.
Some members of the Ericaceae family are evergreen, such as rhododendrons and bearberry.
All grow best in acidic, nutrient poor soils and most species have mycorrhizal fungal associations that fix nitrogen.
indianspringherbs.com /ericaceae.htm   (177 words)

 Enlaces : Science : Biology : Flora_and_Fauna : Plantae : Magnoliophyta : Magnoliopsida : Ericaceae :: 100cia.com
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Description of Ericaceae - Habit and leaf form; Anatomy; Morphology; Physiology; Biochemistry; Geography..
The Ericaceae - mostly shrubs comprising about 125 genera and....
www.100cia.com /recursos/enlaces/Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Plantae/Magnoliophyta/Magnoliopsida/Ericaceae   (106 words)

 Brooklyn Botantic Garden: Plant Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Judd, W. Taxonomic revision of Pieris (Ericaceae) J. Arnold Arbor.
Judd, W. Generic relationships in the Andromedeae (Ericaceae) J. Arnold Arbor.
Kron, K. A.; Judd, W. Systematics of the Lyonia group (Andromedeae, Ericaceae) and the use of species as terminals in higher-level cladistic analyses Syst.
www.bbg.org /cgi/biblio/refquery.cgi?Pieris   (191 words)

 The Botanical Review: Phylogenetic classification of Ericaceae: molecular and morphological evidence.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Botanical Review; 7/1/2002; Luteyn, J.L. A new classification of Ericaceae is presented based on phylogenetic analyses of nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data, morphology, anatomy, and embryology.
The herbaceous taxa previously recognized as Pyrolaceae and Monotropaceae by some authors are also included within Ericaceae, in the subfamily Monotropoideae.
A key, morphological descriptions, and representative images are provided for all named groups.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:94335045&refid=holomed_1   (176 words)

 NYBG.org: Ericaceae of Ecuador
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The New York Botanical Garden has cataloged herbarium specimens of the plant family Ericaceae of Ecuador in connection with James L. Luteyn's treatment of the family for the "Flora of Ecuador" series (vol.
To search the Ericaceae of Ecuador Catalog by the name of the plant (family, genus, species, or subspecific epithet), author, collector, collector number, barcode number, or type status, use the Basic Search box below.
sciweb.nybg.org /science2/hcol/eric/index.asp   (366 words)

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