Cassiope


Cassiope

Taxobox
name = "Cassiope"


image_width = 300px
image_caption = "Cassiope tetragona"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Ericales
familia = Ericaceae
genus = "Cassiope"
genus_authority = D.Don
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = "Cassiope ericoides" "Cassiope fastigiata" "Cassiope hypnoides" "Cassiope lycopodioides" "Cassiope mertensiana" "Cassiope selaginoides" "Cassiope stelleriana" "Cassiope tetragona" "Cassiope wardii"

"Cassiope" is a genus of 9-12 small shrubby species in the family Ericaceae. They are native to the Arctic and north temperate montane regions. Common names, shared with several other similar related genera, include heather and heath.

The genus is named after Cassiopeia of Greek mythology.

External links

* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?3449,3550 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CASSI3 USDA Plants Profile]


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