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Family: Ericaceae  Juss., nom. cons.
subfam. Ericoideae

Family number: 1729. Last updated: 05-Jun-2003.
Number of accepted genera: 18.
Type genus: Erica L.
Comment: dicot.

Complete list of genera

References for subfamily:

  • Gillespie, E. & K. Kron. 2010. Molecular phylogenetic relationships and a revised classification of the subfamily Ericoideae (Ericaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 56:343–354.

Tribes for Ericoideae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Ericoideae Bryantheae
Ericoideae Empetreae
Ericoideae Ericeae
Ericoideae Phyllodoceae
Ericoideae Rhodoreae


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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