Genus: Leucothoe

By Steven Clemants

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/01/2012

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Leucothoe D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834. TYPE: Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D. Don, created by Don by removing the other species (Don, 1836).

List of Leucothoe Species

References to Leucothoe

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  • Cox, H. T. 1948. Studies in the comparative anatomy of the Ericales. II. Ericaceae - subfamily Arbutoideae. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 40: 493-516.
  • Don, D. 1834. An attempt at a new arrangement of the Ericaceae. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 150-60.
  • Fernald, M. L. 1945. Botanical specialties of the Steward Forest and adjacent areas of southeastern Virginia. Rhodora 47: 93-142, 149-82, 191-203.
  • Fernald, M. L.; Schubert, B. G. 1948. Studies of American types in British herbaria. Rhodora 50: 149-76, 181-208, 217-33.
  • Glenn, C. T.; Blazich, F. A.; Warren, S. L. 1998. Influence of storage temperatures on long-term seed viability of selected native ericaceous species. J. Environ. Hort. 16: 166-172.
  • Green, P. S. 1963. Leucothoe axillaris and L. fontanesiana. Castanea 28: 93-100.
  • Ingram, J. 1979. Leucothoe revisited (Ericaceae). Baileya 20: 141-145.
  • Ingram, J. 1961. Studies in the Cultivated Ericaceae, I. Leucothoe. Baileya 9: 57-66.
  • Judd, W. S. 1979. Generic relationships in the Andromedeae (Ericaceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 60(4): 477-503.
  • Kron, K. A.; Chase, M. W. 1993. Systematics of the Ericaceae, Empetraceae, Epacridaceae and related taxa based upon rbcL sequence data. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 80: 735-41.
  • Kron, K. A.; Judd, W. S. 1997. Systematics of the Lyonia group (Andromedeae, Ericaceae) and the use of species as terminals in higher-level cladistic analyses. Syst. Bot. 22: 479-92.
  • Kron, K. A.; Judd, W. S.; Crayn, D. M. 1999. Phylogenetic analysis of Andromedaea (Ericaceae subfam. Vaccinioideae). Amer. J. Bot. 86: 1290-1300.
  • Lems, K. 1962. Adaptive radiation in the Ericaceae. I. Shoot development in the Andromedeae. Ecology 43: 524-8.
  • Lems, K. 1964. Evolutionary studies in the Ericaceae. II. Leaf anatomy as a phylogenetic index in the Andromedeae. Bot. Gaz. 125(3): 178-86.
  • Melvin, N. C. 1981. Additional comments on Leucothoe (Ericaceae). Baileya 21(3): 127-30.
  • Melvin, N. C. 1978. Reflections on the name Leucothoe fontanesiana verses L. walteri. Castanea 43(4): 265-6.
  • Melvin, N. C. 1977. The new combination Leucothoe walteri (Willd.) Melvin. Castanea 42(4): 304-8.
  • Middleton, D. J. 1993. A systematic survey of leaf and stem anatomical characters in the genus Gaultheria and related genera (Ericaceae). J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 113: 199-215.
  • Middleton, D. J. 1992. A chemotaxonomic survey of flavonoids and simple phenols in the leaves of Gaultheria L. and related genera (Ericaceae). J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 110(4): 313-24.
  • Mulligan, B. O. 1978. A new name for Leucothoe fontanesiana. Univ. Washington Arbor. Bull. 41(4): 12.
  • Palser, B. F. 1951. Studies of floral morphology in the Ericales. I. Organography and vascular anatomy in the Andromedeae. Bot. Gaz. 112(4): 447-85.
  • Palser, B. F. 1952. Studies of floral morphology in the Ericales. II. Megasporogenesis and megagametophyte development in the Andromedeae. Bot. Gaz. 114(1): 33-52.
  • Palser, B. F. 1961. Additional observations on the floral morphology of the Andromedeae. Amer. J. Bot. 48: 535-6. ((abstract))
  • Rao, T. A.; Charkraborti, S. 1985. The veinlet syndrome in the tribe Andromedeae (Ericaceae). Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Science) 94: 639-54.
  • Sims, J. 1818. Andromeda Catesbaei. Bot. Mag. 45: pl. 1955.
  • Sleumer, H. 1936. Ericaceae americanae novae vel minus cognitae III. Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 13: 206-14.
  • Sleumer, H. 1959. Studien uber die Gattung leucothoe D. Don. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 78: 435-80.
  • Small, J. K. 1919. Leucothoe catesbaei. Addisonia 4: 61-2.
  • Waselkov, K.; Judd, W. S. 2008. A phylogenetic analysis of Leucothoe s. l. (Ericaceae; tribe Gaultherieae) based on phenotypic characters. Brittonia 60: 382-397.
  • Wherry, Edgar T. 1920. Observations on the soil acidity of Ericaceae and associated plants in the Middle Atlantic states. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 72: 84-111.
  • Yang, B.-Y. 1952. Pollen grain morphology in the Ericaceae. Quart. J. Taiwan Mus. 5: 1-24.