Gaultheria nummularioides

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Gaultheria nummularioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaultheria
Species: G. nummularioides
Binomial name
Gaultheria nummularioides
D. Don
  • G. n. var. nummularioides
  • G. n. var. microphylla

Gaultheria nummularioides is a species of plant in the family Ericaceae. It is distributed across India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, and Southwest China (Tibet, Yunnan, and Sichuan). The plant grows in areas between 1,700 and 3,000 m above sea level, and grows better on rocky mountainsides and weed tree forests. This species has been cultivated as an ornamental in Britain, the United States, and elsewhere for some decades.


  • Gaultheria nummularioides D. Don var. microphylla C. Y. Wu et T. Z. Hsu


  • 昆明植物研究所. "铜钱白珠(原变种)". 《中国高等植物数据库全库》. 中国科学院微生物研究所. Retrieved 2009-02-25.