Genus: Pieris

Pieris japonica
Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D. Don

Lily-of-the-Valley Bush

Photo © Steven Clemants, 1996, taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

By Steven Clemants

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Last Modified 04/08/2013

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Pieris D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834. LECTOTYPE: Pieris formosa (Wall.) D. Don, designated by Judd (1982).

Key to the species of Pieris


List of Pieris Species

References to Pieris

  • Don, D. 1834. An attempt at a new arrangement of the Ericaceae. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 150-60.
  • Hanna, W. J.; Grant, C. L. 1962. Spectrochemical analysis of the foliage of certain trees and ornamentals for 23 elements. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 89: 293-302.
  • Hermann, P. M.; Palser, B. F. 2000. Stamen development in the Ericaceae. I. Anther wall, microsporogenesis, inversion, and appendages. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 934-957.
  • Judd, W. S. 1979. Generic relationships in the Andromedeae (Ericaceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 60(4): 477-503.
  • Judd, W. S. 1982. Taxonomic revision of Pieris (Ericaceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 63: 103-44.
  • 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.
  • 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))
  • Peterson, T. A.; Mueller, W. C.; Englander, L. 1980. Anatomy and ultrastructure of a Rhododendron root-fungus association. Canad. J. Bot. 58: 2421-33.