Genus of the Week
Week of September 27 - October 5
This page has been created for people who want to learn more about plants, especially in the
context of their taxonomy (Latin names, etc.). This is by no means an exhaustive list of
all available Web resources for a particular genus.
If you like this page, you might also want to visit the Land of the Glandular Trichomes
, a microscopic look at plants in the Lamiaceae family. Also, you can see my contribution to the
Conservation New England web site, entitled
"The Introduction of Non-Native Plants into Massachusetts".
This week's genus:
Number of Species: at least 16
The genus Ardisia, like other genera in the Myrsinaceae, is characterized by leathery
leaves and the resin ducts present on those leaves. Several species are grown as ornamentals,
and the genus is also known to have several herbal uses.
Here are a few links to images and descriptions of different Ardisia species:
- Heywood, V.H., ed. Flowering Plants of the World. New York, Oxford University Press: 1993.
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