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Gaultheria procumbens  L.

Gaultheria

by Steven Clemants
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 02/06/2013

Nomenclature

Gaultheria L., Sp. Pl. 1: 395. 1753. Gen. Pl., ed 5, 187, 1754. TYPE: Gaultheria procumbens L.

Chiogenes Salisb., Trans. Hort. Soc. London 2: 94. 1817. Glyciphylla Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4(3): 192. 1819, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Schollera Steud., Nomencl. Bot. 1: 746. 1821, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Phalerocarpus G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 841. 1834, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Lasierpa Torr., [Annual Rep. Geol. Surv. 1839] State of New York, Documents of Assembly no. 50: 152. 1840, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Chiogenes serpyllifolia (Pursh) Salisb. (=Gaultheria hispidulum (L.) Muhl.).

Key to the species of Gaultheria

1. Leaves 3-9 mm long, with scattered multicellular-multiserriate hairs beneath...Gaultheria hispidula
1. Leaves 1.7-4.1 mm long, glabrous or puberulent along midveins...Gaultheria procumbens

List of Gaultheria Species

References

References to Gaultheria

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