D. Don ex G. Don

Gen. Hist. 3: 788, 837. 1834 ,.

Etymology: Greek mythological daughter of Clisthenes, alluding to beauty of flowers
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 499. Mentioned on page 370, 376.
FNA8 P60 Agarista populifolia.jpegAgarista
Agarista populifolia
Lyonia ferruginea
Andromeda polifolia
Andromeda polifolia var. polifolia
Andromeda polifolia var. latifolia
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Barbara Alongi
Barbara Alongi
Barbara Alongi
Barbara Alongi

Shrubs or trees. Stems erect; twigs glabrous. Leaves persistent; blade ovate, coriaceous, margins entire or serrate, plane, surfaces often multicellular, long-stalked stipitate-glandular-hairy, otherwise unicellular-hairy on midvein [covering abaxial surface]; venation reticulodromous (reticulum rather dense and with all orders ± equally prominent). Inflorescences axillary [terminal] racemes [panicles], 10–20-flowered, (produced just before flowering). Pedicels: bracteoles 2, near base to ± midpoint. Flowers: sepals 5, slightly connate, deltate; petals 5, connate for most of their lengths, white [red], corolla cylindric [urceolate], lobes short; stamens 10, included; filaments geniculate, flattened, hairy, without spurs; anthers without awns, dehiscent by elliptic pores; pistil 5-carpellate; ovary 5-locular; stigma (slightly exserted), truncate to capitate, obscurely lobed, (minutely papillose). Fruits capsular, subglobose to short-ovoid, (with unthickened sutures), dry. Seeds 120–250, narrowly oblong to pyramidal or angular-obovoid; testa cells elongate. x = 12.


se United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands (including Madagascar)


Agauria (de Candolle) Bentham & Hooker f.; Leucothoë D. Don subg. Agarista (D. Don ex G. Don) Drude

Species 31 (1 in the flora).

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epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Walter S. Judd +
D. Don ex G. Don +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
se United States +, Mexico +, Central America +, South America +, Africa +  and Indian Ocean Islands (including Madagascar) +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
Greek mythological daughter of Clisthenes, alluding to beauty of flowers +
flattened +  and geniculate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
truncate to capitate +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
subglobose;short-ovoid +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +
serrate +  and entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
distinct +
narrowly oblong +  and pyramidal or angular-obovoid +
deltate +
procumbent +  and creeping +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
reticulodromous +, long-stalked +  and multicellular +
unicellular-hairy +  and stipitate-glandular-hairy +
Agarista +
Ericaceae subfam. Vaccinioideae +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +