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Common name

English: Strawberry Tree

German: Erdbeerbaum

Portuguese: Medronheiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2615)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2518)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2127)

      Order: Ericales (38)

        Family: Ericaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Arbutus (1)

            Epithet: unedo L. (1)

Synonyms: Arbutus cassinifolia Steud., Arbutus crispa Hoffmgg.

cassinifolia => having leaves as in the genera Cassinia

crispa => curled closely, crested

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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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