Lyonia ferruginea

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Lyonia ferruginea


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: Lyonieae
Genus: Lyonia
Species: Lyonia ferruginea


Lyonia ferruginea (Walter) Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 266. 1818.


  • Basionym
    • Andromeda ferruginea Walter, Fl. Carol.: 138 (1788)
  • Homotypic
    • Cassandra ferruginea (Walter) Nied., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 11: 184 (1889).
    • Xolisma ferruginea (Walter) Nash, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 22: 153 (1895).
    • Xolisma ferruginea (Walter) A.Heller, Cat. N. Amer. Pl. 6 (1898), comb. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Andromeda ferruginea var. arborescens Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 252 (1803).
    • Andromeda rigida (Nutt.) Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 292 (1813),
    • Leucothoe rhomboidalis (G.Don) A.Gray, Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 33 (1878).
    • Lyonia rhomboidalis G.Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 831 (1834).
    • Lyonia rigida Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 266 (1818).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Florida, Georgia, South Carolina.
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central (Puebla), Mexico Gulf (Veracruz), Mexico Northeast (Hidalgo), Mexico Southeast (Chiapas), Mexico Southwest (Oaxaca).

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: rusty staggerbush

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