In the large and diverse eudicot family Ericaceae
with a nearly worldwide distribution, two of nine subfamilies, Pyroloideae and Monotropoideae, contain partial and full mycoheterotrophs, respectively .
The purpose of this study is to investigate the phylogenetic relationship of subfamily Monotropoideae with family Ericaceae
. This Relationship is inferred from a maximum parsimony analysis using large ribosomal subunit (26S) rRNA gene DNA sequences.
Up to now this article has discussed characteristic features and patterns of distribution of neotropical members of the family Ericaceae as a whole, giving examples from numerous tribes and genera.
The generalized geographical and species-concentration patterns for the family Ericaceae as a whole are also evident within individual genera, such as Cavendishia.
Rhoddies belong to the plant family ericaceae
and, with the azaleas, heathers and kalmia, require an acid soil.
Bearberry--Arctostaphylos uva-ursi; an evergreen, trailing shrub, family Ericaceae; grown to control erosion on steep exposed slopes because its branches quickly take root; also grown for its red berries in winter; found in the United States and Eurasia.
Blueberry--About 50 species of Vaccinium, family Ericaceae, of which the most important are the highbush blueberry, V.
The absence of the family Ericaceae
in this study as in many others areas in Brazil (Cervi and Dombrowski 1985, Cervi et al.
Western Azalea--Rhododendron occidentale, family Ericaceae
; a deciduous shrub grown for its white or pinkish, yellow-blotched flowers and yellow or scarlet, autumnal foliage.