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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Erica

briar root

Hierarchical position of the Genus Erica

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
   SuperOrdo  Ericanae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 221. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Ericales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 28. 1829.
   Subordo  Ericineae Burnett
pub. Outl. Bot.: 901, 937, 938, 1108. Jun 1835.
   Familia  Ericaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 159. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Heaths, Heathers
   Subfamilia  Ericoideae Link
pub. Handbuch 1: 602. Jan-Aug 1829.
   Tribus  Ericeae DC. ex Duby
pub. Bot. Gall. 1: 316. 12-14 Apr 1828.
   Subtribus  Ericinae D. Don
pub. New Philos. J. Edinburgh 17: 152. Jul 1834.
   Genus  Erica L.
pub. (1753)
common name: heath

Named members of the Genus Erica

   Species  arborea L.
common name: briar root, barberrry, tree heath
   Species  cinerea L.
common name: Scotch heath
   Species  lusitanica K. Rudolphi
common name: Spanish heath, heather
   Species  tetralix L.
common name: crossleaf heath
   Species  vagans L.
common name: Cornish heath

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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