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Arbutus andrachne

Arbutus andrachne (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Ericales
Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Arbutoideae
Genus: Arbutus
Species: Arbutus andrachne


Arbutus andrachne L.


* Syst. Ed. 10. 1024. 1759
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names
English: Greek Strawberry Tree
Ελληνικά, Κυπριακά: Κουμαριά η ανδράχνη, Αντρουκλιά
Türkçe: Sandal ağacı


The Greek Strawberry Tree (Arbutus andrachne L.) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia.

"There was on the road a small tree bearing a fruit somewhat bigger than our largest cherries, and of the shape and taste of strawberries, but a little acid. It is pleasant to eat; but, if a great quantity be eaten, it mounts to the head, and intoxicates. It is ripe in November and December." [1]


1. ^ Early Travels in Palestine [1]

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