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Taxon: Arbutus unedo L.

Genus: Arbutus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Arbutoideae
Nomen number: 3849
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:395. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-May-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • arbutus   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • Irish strawberry-tree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • strawberry-tree   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • arbousier commun   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • fraisier en arbre   (Source: Lemoine 1998) – French
  • Erdbeerbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • corbezzolo   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • sorbo peloso   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • ervedeiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • medronheiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • borrachín   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • madroño   (Source: F Int Apico ) – Spanish
  • smultronträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • katlab   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Turkish

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide F Int Apico)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Human food: beverage base   (fide Lemoine 1998)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide Lemoine 1998)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Northern Europe: Ireland
    East Europe: Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Caucasus: Georgia
    Europe [s.]
  • also cultivated elsewhere



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Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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