New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

By Steven Clemants

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 04/08/2013

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Nomenclature

Uva ursi Mill., Gard. Dict., abr. ed. 4, vol. 3, [“V”]. 1754, nom. inval. (Art. 20.3). Uva-ursi Duhamel, Traité Arbr. Arbust. 2: 371. 1755, nom. illeg. (Art. 14.4). Arctostaphylos Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 165 [in table], 520. 1763, nom. cons. Mairania Desv., J. Bot. (Desvaux) 1: 36 and errata, p. 292. 1813, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.

Daphnidostaphylis Klotzsch, Linnaea 24: 79. 1851. TYPE: Type not designated

List of Arctostaphylos Species

References to Arctostaphylos

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