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Ericaceae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 23463

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Epacridaceae
 
    Empetraceae
 
    Pyrolaceae
 
    Monotropaceae
 
    Andromedaceae
 
    Arbutaceae
 
    Arctostaphylaceae
 
    Azaleaceae
 
    Hypopityaceae
 
    Kalmiaceae
 
    Ledaceae
 
    Menzieziaceae
 
    Oxycoccaceae
 
    Rhododendraceae
 
    Rhodoraceae
 
    Stypheliaceae
 
    Vacciniaceae
 
    Salaxidaceae
 
    Prionotaceae
 
  Common Name(s): heaths [English]
 
    éricacées [French]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderAsteranae   
                         OrderEricales   
                            FamilyEricaceae  – heaths, éricacées  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Agarista D. Don ex G. Don – Florida hobblebush, pipe-stem wood, hobblebush 
                               Genus Allotropa Torr. & A. Gray ex A. Gray – sugar stick, sugarstick 
                               Genus Andromeda L. – bog rosemary 
                               Genus Arbutus L. – madrones 
                               Genus Arctostaphylos Adans. – bearberry, manzanitas 
                               Genus Arctous (A. Gray) Nied. – bearberry 
                               Genus Bejaria Mutis ex L. – flyweed, tarflower 
                               Genus Calluna Salisb. – heather 
                               Genus Cassiope D. Don – mountain heather, moss heather 
                               Genus Ceratiola Michx. – ceratiola 
                               Genus Chamaedaphne Moench – leatherleaf 
                               Genus Chimaphila Pursh – pipsissewa, prince's pine 
                               Genus Comarostaphylis Zucc. – summer holly 
                               Genus Corema D. Don – corema 
                               Genus Elliottia Muhl. ex Elliott – elliottia 
                               Genus Empetrum L. – crowberry 
                               Genus Enkianthus Lour.  
                               Genus Epigaea L. – trailing arbutus 
                               Genus Erica L. – heath 
                               Genus Eubotrys Nutt.  
                               Genus Gaultheria L. – snowberry, wintergreen 
                               Genus Gaylussacia Kunth – huckleberry 
                               Genus Gonocalyx Planch. & Linden – brittleleaf 
                               Genus Harrimanella Coville – harrimanella 
                               Genus Hemitomes A. Gray – gnome plant, coneplant 
                               Genus Hypopitys Crantz – pinesap 
                               Genus Kalmia L. – kalmia, laurel 
                               Genus Kalmiopsis Rehder – kalmiopsis 
                               Genus Leptecophylla C.M. Weiller  
                               Genus Leucothoe D. Don – doghobble, leucothoe 
                               Genus Lyonia Nutt. – lyonias, staggerbush 
                               Genus Menziesia Sm. – menziesia 
                               Genus Moneses Salisb. ex Gray – single delight 
                               Genus Monotropa L. – Indian pipe 
                               Genus Monotropsis Schwein. – sweet pinesap, pygmypipes 
                               Genus Ornithostaphylos Small – ornithostaphylos 
                               Genus Orthilia Raf. – orthilia 
                               Genus Oxydendrum DC. – sourwood, swamp cranberry 
                               Genus Phyllodoce Salisb. – mountain heath, mountain heather 
                               Genus Pieris D. Don – fetterbush 
                               Genus Pityopus Small – pinefoot 
                               Genus Pleuricospora A. Gray – pinesap 
                               Genus Pterospora Nutt. – pinedrops 
                               Genus Pyrola L. – shineleaf, wintergreen 
                               Genus Rhododendron L. – azaleas, rhododendron 
                               Genus Sarcodes Torr. – snow plant, snowplant 
                               Genus Styphelia Sm.  
                               Genus Symphysia C. Presl – symphysia 
                               Genus Therorhodion (Maxim.) Small – Kamchatka rhododendron 
                               Genus Vaccinium L. – blueberries, huckleberry, blueberry 
                               Genus Xylococcus Nutt. – mission manzanita 
                               Genus Zenobia D. Don – honeycup 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Walter S. Judd  
  Notes: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7800, USA   
  Reference for: Ericaceae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: éricacées[French]   
       
  Source: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, 2014, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/   
  Reference for: Ericaceae   
       
  Source: Ericaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Ericaceae   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ericaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Ericaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Ericaceae   
       
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