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Habit: Shrub, tree, glabrous to hairy, burled or not. Stem: erect; bark smooth at first, then shredding or fissured. Leaf: alternate, evergreen, leathery. Inflorescence: panicle, bracted; bractlets 2. Flower: sepals 5, fused at base; corolla urn-shaped, petals 5, fused; stamens 10, anthers dehiscing by short separate gaping slits, awns elongate; ovary superior, papillate, chambers 5. Fruit: berry. Seed: few per chamber.
Species In Genus: 20 species: North America, Central America, western Europe, Mediterranean, western Asia. Etymology: (Latin: name for Arbutus unedo L., strawberry tree)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Allotropa virgata
Next taxon: Arbutus menziesii
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2017. Arbutus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9172, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.