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Lyonia mariana


by Steven Clemants
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 02/15/2013


*Lyonia Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 266. 1818, nom. cons. *Xolisma Raf., Amer. Mon. Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 193. 1819, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Lyonia ferruginea (Walter) Nutt. (Andromeda ferruginea Walter). See ICBN 261. 1956, and (Rickett & Stafleu, 1960).

*Neopieris Britton in Britton & A. Br., Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 2: 690. 1913. TYPE: Neopieris mariana (L.) Britton (Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don).

*Arenococcus Small in Small & J. J. Carter, Fl. Lancaster Co. 218, 319. 1913. TYPE: Arsenococcus ligustrinus (L.) Small (Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.).

Key to the species of Lyonia

1. Flowers 3-5 mm long; sepals 1-1.5 mm long...Lyonia ligustrina
1. Flowers 7-13 mm long; sepals 3-10 mm long...Lyonia mariana

List of Lyonia Species


References to Lyonia

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