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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: Epacridoideae
Tribus: Styphelieae
Genus: Melichrus
Species: M. adpressus – M. erubescens – M. procumbens – M. urceolatus
Source(s) of checklist:

Hassler, M. 2020. Melichrus. 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 Apr 26. Reference page.

Name

Melichrus R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 539 (1810).

Type species: Melichrus rotatus R. Br. LT designated by Paterson, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales ser. 2. 82: 305 (1957)

References

Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen. pp. i–viii + 145–590, Londini: R.Taylor. BHL Reference page. , 539.

Links

Hassler, M. 2020. Melichrus. 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 Apr 26. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Melichrus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Melichrus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 26 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Melichrus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 26.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Melichrus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Melichrus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. The genus is endemic to Australia.[1]

Species include:[2]

Melichrus adpressus A.Cunn. ex DC. - large nectar-heath
Melichrus erubescens A.Cunn. ex DC. - ruby urn-heath
Melichrus hirsutus J.B.Williams
Melichrus procumbens (Cav.) Druce - jam tarts
Melichrus urceolatus R.Br. - urn heath
Melichrus sp. Bruce Rock
Melichrus sp. Bungalbin Hill
Melichrus sp. Coolgardie
Melichrus sp. Gibberagee
Melichrus sp. Inglewood
Melichrus sp. Isla Gorge
Melichrus sp. Newfoundland State Forest
Melichrus sp. Tara

References

"Genus Melichrus". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
"Melichrus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-06-06.

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