Torr. & A.Gray
Shortia is a small genus of subshrubs or perennial herbs in the family Diapensiaceae. There are five species, four in Asia and one in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America. They are found in mountainous areas, generally from 1000–2000 meters elevation. All have restricted ranges and are generally considered rare. Three of the species, S. galacifolia, S. soldanelloides, and S. uniflora are often cultivated.
- Shortia exappendiculata Hayata - Taiwan
- Shortia galacifolia Torr. and Gray - southeastern United States, North and South Carolina and Georgia
- Shortia sinensis Hemsley - China, mountains of southeast Yunnan
- Shortia soldanelloides (Siebold & Zuccarini) Makino - Japan, southern Hokkaido through Honshu and Kyushu to Yakushima
- Shortia uniflora (Maximowicz) Maximowicz - Japan, northern Honshu
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