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Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Leaf and Flowers.jpg
Gaultheria shallon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Gaultherieae
Genus: Gaultheria
Kalm ex L.
Type species
Gaultheria procumbens
Synonyms [1]

Chiogenes Salisbury

Gaultheria pyroloides

Gaultheria is a flowering plant genus in the family Ericaceae. Gaultheria has 135 species including the Salal, Gaultheria shallon. Gaultheria are shrubs that are related to the blueberry. Gaultheria is commonly called wintergreen. The genus was described by Pehr Kalm.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fang Ruizheng; Peter F. Stevens (2005). "Gaultheria Kalm ex Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 395. 1753; 白珠树属 bai zhu shu shu". In Wu Zhengyi; Peter H. Raven; D. Y. Hong (eds.). Apiaceae through Ericaceae. In Flora of China. Vol. 14. Beijing and St. Louis: Science Press and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. ISBN 9781930723412.