Plant Genera


Family Code: ERICAC
Genus Code: ELLIO
Genus CN: elliottia
Genus Authority: Muhl. ex Elliott
Genus Summary: A genus of 4 species (as here circumscribed), shrubs to small trees, of se. North America, nw. North America, and Japan. As discussed by Wood (1961), the generic limits of Elliottia have been controversial. The closest relatives of E. racemosa are E. paniculata (Siebold & Zuccarini) Bentham & Hooker and E. bracteata (Maximowicz) Bentham & Hooker, both of Japan, and E. pyroliflorus (Bong.) S.W. Brim & P.F. Stevens [Cladothamnus pyroliflorus Bong.], of AK, British Colombia, WA, and OR; these have sometimes been placed in other genera.
Genus References: Tucker in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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