Gaultheria anastomosans

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Gaultheria anastomosans


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Gaultherieae
Genus: Gaultheria
Species: Gaultheria anastomosans



Gaultheria anastomosans (L.f.) Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.) 3(11): 283. 1818 [1819]. – Nov. Gen. Sp. (folio ed.) 3(11): 221. 1818 [1819]. (as Gualtheria anastomosans)


  • Homotypic
    • Agarista anastomosans (L.f.) G.Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 838. 1834, p.p. (quoad typus)[Note 1] (as A.? anastomosans)
    • Brossaea anastomosans (L.f.) Griseb., Fl. Brit. W. I.: 142(–143). 1864 [1859].
    • Brossaea anastomosans (L.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 388. 1891, isonym (as Brossea anastomosans)


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Luteyn, J.L. 1995. 18. Gaultheria Linnaeus. Pp. 384–488 in Luteyn, J.L. (ed.), Ericaceae — Part II. The superior-ovaried genera (Monotropoideae, Pyroloideae, Rhododendroideae, and Vaccinioideae p.p.) (Flora Neotropica, Monograph 66.) The New York Botanical Garden, New York. ISBN 978-0-89327-473-3 JSTOR Reference page
  • Luteyn, J.L. & Vidal-Lemus, M.L. 2015. Ericaceae. Pp. 1–35, tt. 1–43 in Flora de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reyno de Granada (1783–1816) promovida y dirigida por José Celestino Mutis. Tomo XXI: Ericaceae, Fabaceae subfamilia Faboideae p.p., Fabaceae subfamilia Mimosoideae y Ochnaceae. Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (ICANH), Bogotá. ISBN 978-958-8852-10-2 Biblioteca Digital Reference page


  1. Don (1834) actually described Gaultheria glomerata under this name. However, by reference to the protologue of Andromeda glomerata, where the protologue of Andromeda anastomosans is mentioned with question mark, Don had effected a new combination of the latter basionym.

Vernacular names

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