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Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Clethraceae
Genus: Clethra
Sectiones: C. sect. Clethra – C. sect. Cuellaria


Clethra L. (1753)


  • Homotypic
    • Junia Adans., Fam. 2: 165. 1763.

Species overview[edit]

C. acuminata - C. alnifolia - C. arborea - C. barbinervis - C. cavaleriei - C. delavayi - C. fargesii - C. monostachya - C. occidentalis – C. pringlei


  • Fior, S., Karis, P.O., Anderberg, A.A. 2003. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and systematic position of Clethra (Clethraceae, Ericales) with notes on biogeography: Evidence from plastid and nuclear DNA Sequences. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164: 997–1006.
  • Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 396.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Zimterlen, Scheinellern
suomi: Kletrat
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