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Eurya japonica3.jpg
Eurya japonica, habitus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Pentaphylacaceae
Genus: Eurya

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Eurya is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Pentaphylacaceae.[1]

Fossil record[edit]

Eurya macrofossils have been recovered from the late Zanclean stage of Pliocene sites in Pocapaglia, Italy.[2]


The leaves of Eurya are eaten by caterpillars of some Lepidoptera, such as The Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia).


  1. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2014-09-18 
  2. ^ Messian to Zanclean vegetation and climate of Northern and Central Italy by Adele Bertini & Edoardo Martinetto, Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 47 (2), 2008, 105-121. Modena, 11 lugio 2008.