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Perennial, shrub, tree.
Stem: bark often peeling distinctively.
Leaf: simple or 0, generally cauline, alternate, opposite ( whorled), evergreen or deciduous, often leathery, petioled or not; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: raceme, panicle, cyme, or flowers 1, terminal or axillary, generally bracted; pedicel often with 2 bractlets.
Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial, bell-shaped, cylindric, or urn-shaped; sepals generally (0)4–5, generally free; petals generally (0)4–5, free or fused; stamens 8–10, free, filaments rarely appendaged, anthers awned or not, dehiscing by pores or slits; nectary generally present at ovary base, generally disk-like; ovary superior or inferior, chambers generally 1–5, placentas axile or parietal, ovules 1–many per chamber, style 1, stigma head- to funnel-like or lobed.
Fruit: capsule, drupe, berry.
Seed: generally many, winged or not.
± 100 genera, 3000 species: generally worldwide except deserts; some cultivated, especially Arbutus, Arctostaphylos, Rhododendron, Vaccinium. [Kron et al. 2002 Bot Rev 68:335–423] Monophyletic only if Empetraceae included, as treated here. Ledum included in Rhododendron. Non-green plants obtain nutrition from green plants through fungal intermediates. —Scientific Editors: Gary D. Wallace, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Ericaceae
Shrub to tree, glabrous, hairy, and/or with glandular scale-like hairs.Key to Rhododendron
Stem: prostrate to erect, bark thin, sometimes peeling or shredding.
Leaf: alternate, evergreen or deciduous, ovate to obovate to elliptic, margin entire, flat to rolled under.
Inflorescence: raceme, 1–many-flowered, bracts green to red-brown.
Flower: sepals, petals generally 5, corolla radial to bilateral, 1–5 cm, petals free to ± fused, spots or blotch present or 0; anther awns 0; ovary superior.
Fruit: capsule, septicidal, dehiscing base to tip or tip to base, placentas axile.
Seed: many, fusiform, ± flat to not, wings and/or tails present or 0.
± 1000 species: n hemisphere, tropical Asia, to Australia. (Greek: rose tree)
Unabridged references: [Chamberlain 1982. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 39:209–486; Cullen 1980 Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 39:1–207]
Stem: < 4 m, coarse-branched, twigs stout.
Leaf: (6)7–12(17) cm, 3–5(7) cm wide, leathery, evergreen, glabrous, midvein impressed, margin flat.
Inflorescence: 1.5–3 cm, 10–20-flowered, bracts deciduous; pedicel ± elongate in fruit.
Flower: corolla widely funnel-shaped, white to pink or purple, adaxially brown-yellow-flecked; stamens 10, unequal.
Fruit: longer than wide, dehiscing tip to base.
Conifer forest margins; < 1515 m. North Coast, Klamath Ranges, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area;
Previous taxon: Rhododendron columbianum
Next taxon: Rhododendron occidentale
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Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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