Gaultheria lanigera

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Gaultheria lanigera
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Gaultheria lanigera var. lanigera
near Cuenca, Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaultheria
Species: G. lanigera
Binomial name
Gaultheria lanigera

Gaultheria lanigera is a species of Gaultheria, native to the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador. It is an evergreen shrub, confined to high altitudes.

There are two varieties:

  • Gaultheria lanigera var. lanigera. Recorded from Ecuador.
  • Gaultheria lanigera var. rufolanata (Sleumer) Luteyn. Recorded from Colombia.

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