Arbutus

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Arbutus
Pacific Madrone blossom
Pacific Madrone blossom
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Ericales
Family:Ericaceae
Genus:Arbutus
Species

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Arbutus is a genus of trees in the family Ericaceae. North American members of the genus are called Madrones. The European species are called Strawberry Trees; the better known of these, the Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo, is sometimes referred to simply as the "Arbutus".

Species currently classified in Arbutus:

The Strawberry Tree and Greek Strawberry Tree hybridise naturally to produce a hybrid form that is classified as Arbutus x andrachnoides.

The mayflower Epigaea repens has the common name Trailing Arbutus; although it is in the same family, it is not classified in genus Arbutus. Some of the Manzanitas, genus Arctostaphylos, and some of the Salals, genus Gaultheria, were formerly classified in Arbutus.

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Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) - Corsica
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Strawberry Tree - leaves and fruit


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