The Subfamily Arbutoideae is a member of the Family Ericaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Arbutoideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Arbutoideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (1): Mentheae
- Genus (4): Arbutus · Arctostaphylos · Comarostaphylis · Ornithostaphylos
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 588 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Arbutoideae.
Arbutus is a genus of at least 14 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Mediterranean, western Europe, and North America. [more]
Arctostaphylos (; arkto bear + staphyle grape) is a genus of plants comprised by the manzanitas (/?m?nz?'ni?t?/) and bearberries. They are shrubs or small trees. [more]
Ornithostaphylos is a monotypic plant genus which contains the single species Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia, the Baja birdbush or Baja California birdbush. This is a shrub native to the plant community of the coastline of southern California and northern Baja California. This bush has long, narrow, leathery evergreen leaves with edges rolled under. The bark on the branches is thin and the younger branches and twigs are reddish in color. The bush bears rounded, lantern-shaped white flowers on drooping pedicels. [more]
More info about the Genus Ornithostaphylos may be found here.
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