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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: Androstoma
Species: A. empetrifolia – A. verticillata

Androstoma Hook.f., Fl. Antarct. 1: 44. (1844)

Type species: Androstoma empetrifolia Hook.f. Fl. Antarct. 1: 44, t. 30. (1844)

Note: Govaerts et al. (2020) is anomalous, as they treat the species epithets as masculine/neuter not feminine.
Primary references

Hooker, J.D. 1844. The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843. Vol. 1. Flora Antarctica. 574 pp. London: Reeve. BHL Reference page. : 1: 44.

Additional references

Quinn, C.J., Brown, E.A., Heslewood, M.M. & Crayn, D.M. 2005. Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae): the Cyathodes group. Australian Systematic Botany 18(5): 439-454. DOI: 10.1071/SB05005 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Androstoma. 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 24. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Androstoma 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 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Androstoma. Published online. Accessed: Apr 24 2020. 2020. Androstoma. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 24.

Vernacular names

Androstoma is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[1]

Its native range is Tasmania and New Zealand.[1]


Androstoma empetrifolium Hook.f.
Androstoma verticillatum (Hook.f.) Quinn


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