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ERICACEAE (heaths, heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas & wintergeeens)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
Agapetes stenantha (a house plant) Species     1
Agapetes variegata (a house plant) Species     1
Agauria buxifolia (a house plant) Species     1
Agauria salicifolia (a house plant) Species     1
Andromeda polifolia L. (Bog Rosemary, Bog-rosemary) Species   1 12
Arbutus L. (strawberry trees) Genus 1 subtaxon 2 14
Arctostaphylos Adans. (bearberries) Genus 2 subtaxa 4 24
Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull (Heather) Species   2 109
Cavendishea bracteata (a house plant) Species     1
Cavendishea complectens (a house plant) Species     1
Cavendishea strobilifera (a house plant) Species     1
Costera endertii (a house plant) Species     1
Diogenesia amplectens (a house plant) Species     1
Diplycosia heterophylla (a house plant) Species     1
Diplycosia soror (a house plant) Species     1
Diplycosia sp. cult. (a house plant) Species aggregate     1
Disterigma sp. cult. (a house plant) Species aggregate     1
Empetrum nigrum L. (Crowberry, Crowberry Agg.) Species 2 subtaxa 1 14
Erica L. (bell heathers) Genus 15 subtaxa 3 59
Gaultheria L. (prickly heaths) Genus 4 subtaxa   6
Kalmia L. (sheep- and bog-laurels) Genus 2 subtaxa   8
Leucothoe fontanesiana (Steud.) Sleumer (Highland Doghobble, Drooping Leucothoe, Fetter-bush) Species     1
Macleania glabra (a house plant) Species     1
Monotropa hypopitys L. (Yellow Bird's-nest) Species   3 5
Orthilia secunda (L.) House (Serrated Wintergreen) Species     3
Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D. Don (Lily Of The Valley Bush) Species     4
Pyrola media Sw. (Intermediate Wintergreen) Species     2
Pyrola minor L. (Common Wintergreen) Species     4
Pyrola rotundifolia L. (Round-leaved Wintergreen) Species 1 subtaxon   4
Rhododendron L. (rhododendrons and azaleas) Genus 61 subtaxa 5 250
Vaccinium L. (bilberries and cranberries) Genus 17 subtaxa 1 140

Suggested Literature

General Works

Mitchell, D.T. & Gibson, B.R., 2006 Ericoid mycorrhizal association: ability to adapt to a braod range of habitats

Conservation

Tucker, G., 2003 Review of the impacts of heather and grassland burning in the uplands on soils, hydrology and biodiversity

Heathland

Collier, F.A. & Bidartondo,M.I., 2009 Waiting for fungi: the ectomycorrhizal invasion of lowland heathlands

ERICACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with ERICACEAE:

is foodplant of Aeolothrips ericae - a thrips (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) Major Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
is foodplant of Apostrasseria coelomycetous anamorph Apostrasseria lunata - a coelomycete (Helotiales: Phacidiaceae) UK/Ireland Dennis, R.W.G., 1995
branch branch is foodplant of scattered, erumpent pycnidium of Topospora coelomycetous anamorph Topospora obturata - a coelomycete (Helotiales: Helotiaceae) Foreign Grove, W.B., 1935
leaf (dead) dead leaf is decayed by fruitbody Marasmius androsaceus - Horsehair Parachute, Heather Dieback and Snow-blight - causative organism (Agaricales: Marasmiaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
leaf (live) live leaf is grazed by caterpillar Orgyia antiqua - Vapourer Moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
leaf leaf is foodplant of scattered, erumpent pycnidium of Topospora coelomycetous anamorph Topospora obturata - a coelomycete (Helotiales: Helotiaceae) Foreign Grove, W.B., 1935
pollen pollen is collected to provision nest of female Andrena (Cnemidandrena) fuscipes - a solitary bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) UK/Ireland Macdonald, M.A., in prep.
pollen pollen is collected to provision nest of female Andrena (Leucandrena) argentata - a solitary bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) UK/Ireland Macdonald, M.A., in prep.
root (live) live root is endomycorrhizal host of mycelium Oidiodendron maius - a dematiaceous hyphomycete (Onygenales: Myxotrichaceae) Rice, A.V. & Currah, R.S., 2001
root (live) live root is mycorrhizal host of fruitbody Clavaria argillacea - Moor Club (Agaricales: Clavariaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
stem (dead) dead stem is decayed by fruitbody Marasmius androsaceus - Horsehair Parachute, Heather Dieback and Snow-blight - causative organism (Agaricales: Marasmiaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

Ericaceae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)
Woody plants Broadleaved shrubs Broadleaved trees and shrubs Trees and shrubs Trees, shrubs, woody and climbing plants (via Broadleaved shrubs) Broadleaved trees, shrubs and climbers (via Broadleaved trees and shrubs)

References

Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Dennis, R.W.G., 1995 Fungi of the South East England
Grove, W.B., 1935 British Stem- and Leaf- Fungi: Coelomycetes Vol. I … Sphaeropsidales with hyaline conidia
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Macdonald, M.A., in prep. Forage, prey and host-parasite relationships of aculeates
Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 Thysanoptera
Rice, A.V. & Currah, R.S., 2001 Physiological and morphological variations in Oidiodendron maius
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