Clethra arborea

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Clethra arborea


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
Sectio: C. sect. Clethra
Species: Clethra arborea


Clethra arborea Aiton, Hort. Kew. 2: 73 (1789).


  • Heterotypic
    • Clethra arborea Vent., Jard. Malmaison t. 40 1804, nom. illeg. non Aiton (1789).
    • Clethra cordata Raf., Autik. Bot. 7. 1840.
    • Clethra secundiflora Decne., Fl. Serres Jard. Paris II, 12: 171. 1877.
    • Clethra arborea elegans-variegata Van Geert, Nursery Cat. (Auguste Van Geert) 76: 25 (1878).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Azores (São Miguel), Madeira, Canary Is. (Tenerife)

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lily-of-the-valley tree

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