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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Lyonieae
Genus: Lyonia
Species: L. affinis – L. alainii – L. alpina – L. buchii – L. chapaensis – L. compta – L. doyonensis – L. ekmanii – L. elliptica L. ferruginea – L. floribunda – L. fruticosa – L. glandulosa – L. heptamera – L. jamaicensis – L. latifolia – L. ligustrina – L. lippoldii – L. longipes – L. lucida – L. macrocalyx – L. macrophylla – L. maestrensis – L. mariana – L. microcarpa – L. myrtilloides – L. nipensis – L. obtusa – L. octandra – L. ovalifolia – L. rubiginosa – L. squamulosa – L. stahlii – L. tinensis – L. trinidadensis – L. truncata – L. tuerckheimii – L. urbaniana – L. villosa

Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Lyonia (Ericaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.

Name

Lyonia Nutt., Gen. 1: 266 (1818), nom. cons.

Lectotype species: Andromeda ferruginea Walter, designated by Rickett & Stafleu, Taxon 9: 75 (1960).

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Arsenococcus Small in J.K.Small & J.J.Carter, Fl. Lancaster Co.: 218 (1913).
Desmothamnus Small, Shrubs Florida: 96 (1913).
Neopieris Britton in N.L. Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2, 2: 522 (1913).
Xolisma Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 193 (1819).

Homonyms

Lyonia Raf. (1808) nom. rej. = Polygonella Michx.
Lyonia Elliott (1817) = Macbridea Raf.

References
Primary references

Nuttall, T. 1818. The genera of North American plants, and a catalogue of the species, to the year 1817. Volume 1. viii + 312 pp, D. Heartt, Philadelphia. BHL Reference page. : 266.

Additional references

Judd, W.S. 1981. A monograph of Lyonia (Ericaceae). Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62(1–3): 63–209, 315–436. JSTOR BHL (part 1) JSTOR BHL (part 2) JSTOR BHL (part 3) Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2020. Lyonia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Lyonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Lyonia. Published online. Accessed: May 25 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Lyonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25.

Vernacular names

English: Staggerbush

Lyonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. There are about 35 species native to Asia and North America.[1]

These are shrubs and trees, deciduous or evergreen. Some have rhizomes. The leaves are spirally arranged and the inflorescences grow in the leaf axils. The flowers are usually white, sometimes red. The fruit is a capsule.[1]
Fossil record

37 fossil fruits of †Lyonia danica have been described from middle Miocene strata of the Fasterholt area near Silkeborg in Central Jutland, Denmark.[2]
Species

Include:

Lyonia elliptica
Lyonia ferruginea
Lyonia fruticosa
Lyonia jamaicensis
Lyonia ligustrina
Lyonia lucida
Lyonia maestrensis
Lyonia mariana
Lyonia octandra
Lyonia ovalifolia
Lyonia truncata

References
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lyonia.
Wikispecies has information related to Lyonia.

Lyonia. Flora of China.
Angiosperm Fruits and Seeds from the Middle Miocene of Jutland (Denmark) by Else Marie Friis, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 24:3, 1985

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