Leucothoe (plant)

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Leucothoe
Leucothoe axillaris2.jpg
Leucothoe axillaris
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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.

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

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