Leucothoe (plant)

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Leucothoe axillaris2.jpg
Leucothoe axillaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Leucothoe

Leucothoe is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, native to Asia, the Americas and Madagascar.

They are shrubs growing to 1-3 m tall, either deciduous or evergreen depending on species. The leaves are alternate, oblong-lanceolate, 2-15 cm long. The flowers are produced in racemes 3-15 cm long, each flower bell-shaped, 4-20 mm long, white or occasionally pink.

Selected species


  1. ^ a b "Leucothoe D. Don". Flora of China. 

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