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Shortia galacifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Diapensiaceae
Genus: Shortia
Torr. & A.Gray

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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.[1] They are found in mountainous areas, generally from 1000–2000 meters elevation.[2] All have restricted ranges and are generally considered rare. Three of the species, S. galacifolia, S. soldanelloides, and S. uniflora are often cultivated.



  1. ^ Rönblom, K., and A.A. Anderberg (2002). "Phylogeny of Diapensiaceae based on molecular data and morphology". Systematic Botany 27 (2): 383–395. doi:10.1043/0363-6445-27.2.383. 
  2. ^ Barnes, P. "A Summary of the genus Shortia (Diapensiaceae)".