Tsusiophyllum

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

Recommended citation
'Tsusiophyllum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/tsusiophyllum/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Family

  • Ericaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

appressed
Lying flat against an object.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
section
(sect.) Subdivision of a genus.
strigose
Bearing stiff hairs or bristles.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Tsusiophyllum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/tsusiophyllum/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A genus of a single species allied to Rhododendron but with the anthers opening by slits instead of pores and the ovary three-celled (five or more in Rhododendron, very rarely four). It is even closer to Menziesia but the three-celled ovary and the hairy outer surface of the corolla distinguish it. The generic name refers to the appressed strigose hairs on the leaves, resembling those of Rhododendron section Tsusia Planch. emend. Maxim. (series Azalea subseries Obtusum).

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