Itea

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Itea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/itea/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

Family

  • Escalloniaceae

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
linear
Strap-shaped.
valvate
(of similar parts of a plant: e.g. petals) Meeting without overlapping; (of dehiscent fruit) opening via valves.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Itea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/itea/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

A small genus of deciduous shrubs and evergreen small trees or shrubs, one species native of N. America, the others of E. Asia. Leaves alternate. Flowers in terminal racemes. Petals five, valvate, linear. Fruit a five-valved capsule. The generic name derives from a Greek word for willow.

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