Gaultheria

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Gaultheria
Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Leaf and Flowers.jpg
Salal
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Gaultheria
Type species
Gaultheria procumbens
Gaultheria pyroloides

Gaultheria is a flowering plant genus. It is 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. 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. 14. Beijing and St. Louis: Science Press and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. ISBN 9781930723412.