Arbutus unedo L.

Common name

English: Strawberry Tree

German: Erdbeerbaum

Portuguese: Medronheiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Ericales (34)

        Family: Ericaceae (25) (family description)

          Genus: Arbutus (1)

           Epithet: unedo L. (1)

Synonym: Arbutus cassinifolia Steud.

cassinifolia => having leaves as in the genera Cassinia

unedo => means 'I eat one (only)'; suggests that the fruit is not very palatable

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Arbutus unedo at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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