Ericaceae

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Ericaceae
Leptecophylla juniperina
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Juss.
Type genus
Erica
L.
Subfaimilies

Ericaceae, commonly kent as the heath or heather faimily, is a group o flouerin plants foond maist commonly in acid an infertile growin conditions. The faimily is lairge, wi roughly 4000 species spread ower 126 genera, makin it the 14t maist speciose faimily o flouerin plants.[1]

Systematics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The faimily includes 9 subfaimilies, 126 genera, an c. 4000 species:

  1. Enkianthoideae Kron, Judd & Anderberg (1 genus, 16 species)
  2. Pyroloideae Kosteltsky (4 genera, 40 species)
  3. Monotropoideae Arnott (10 genera, 15 species)
  4. Arbutoideae Niedenzu (5 genera, 80 species)
  5. Cassiopoideae Kron & Judd (1 genus, 12 species)
  6. Ericoideae Link (19 genera, 1790 species)
  7. Harrimanelloideae Kron & Judd (1 genus, 2 species)
  8. Styphelioideae Sweet (35 genera, 545 species)
  9. Vaccinioideae Arnott (50 genera, 1580 species)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/