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Family: Ericaceae  Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 419. Last updated: 17-Jan-2003.
Number of accepted genera: 129.
Type genus: Erica L.
Comment: dicot family.

Complete list of genera

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References for family:

  • Kron, K. A. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic classification of Ericaceae: molecular and morphological evidence. Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 68:335–423.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Ericaceae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Ericoideae Bryantheae
Ericoideae Empetreae
Ericoideae Ericeae
Ericoideae Phyllodoceae
Ericoideae Rhodoreae
Monotropoideae Monotropeae
Monotropoideae Pterosporeae
Monotropoideae Pyroleae
Styphelioideae Archerieae
Styphelioideae Cosmelieae
Styphelioideae Epacrideae
Styphelioideae Oligarrheneae
Styphelioideae Prionoteae
Styphelioideae Richeeae
Styphelioideae Styphelieae
Vaccinioideae Andromedeae
Vaccinioideae Gaultherieae
Vaccinioideae Lyonieae
Vaccinioideae Oxydendreae
Vaccinioideae Vaccinieae


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