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Pakistan | Family List | Ericaceae

Gaultheria L., Sp. Pl. 395. 1753;. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 187. 1754; C.B. Clarke, 1.c. 456; Brandis, 1.c. 408; Parker, 1.c. 295.

Evergreen shrubs or shrublets; branched. Leaves alternate. Flowers solitary axillary or in racemes. Calyx 5-fid, persistent, becoming succulent in fruit. Corolla campanulate or urceolate. Stamens 10, adherent at base of corolla; anthers horned or simple. Ovary 5-locular.

A genus of about 100 species, chiefly inhabiting America. A few are in New Zeland, Australia, Malaya and Eastern Asia. There is only one species on record from West Pakistan.

Lower Taxon


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