The following is the WWW version of a taxonomic treatment of the plant family Ericaceae as it occurs in Ecuador; it has mostly been extracted from "Flora of Ecuador" (Luteyn, 1996), published by the Department of Systematic Botany, University of Göteborg, and the Section for Botany, Rijksmuseum, Stockholm, in co-operation with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. The editors, Prof. Gunnar Harling and Prof. Lennart Andersson, have given their permission for this on-line synthesis. Minor additions to the published Flora have been added here to keep the taxonomy and other information current. The treatment covers the genera Agarista, Anthopterus, Bejaria, Cavendishia, Ceratostema, Diogenesia, Disterigma, Gaultheria, Gaylussacia, Macleania, Oreanthes, Orthaea, Pernettya, Plutarchia, Psammisia, Satyria, Semiramisia, Sphyrospermum, Themistoclesia, Thibaudia, and Vaccinium.
Questions or comments may be sent to Dr. James L.
Luteyn, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458-5126, U.S.A., or email:
Last updated: 27 April 1998