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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: Andromedeae
Genus: Zenobia
Species: Z. pulverulenta

Zenobia D.Don (1834)

Type species: Z. speciosa (Michx.) D.Don


Don, D. 1834. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 17: 158.


Hassler, M. 2020. Zenobia. 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 23. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Zenobia 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 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Zenobia. Published online. Accessed: May 23 2020. 2020. Zenobia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 23.

Vernacular names
English: Honeycup
русский: Зеновия

Zenobia, called honeycup, is a North American genus of shrubs in the family Ericaceae.

Zenobia is a hairless shrub, sometimes with a waxy coating on the foliage. The leaves are elliptical or egg-shaped. The plant has numerous white flowers in flat-topped or elongated arrays, each flower has 5 separate sepals and 5 united petals, forming a bell-shaped corolla. Each flower can produce up to 200 egg-shaped seeds in a dry capsule.[1]
Fossil record

10 fossil fruits of †Zenobia fasterholtensis have been described from middle Miocene strata of the Fasterholt area near Silkeborg in Central Jutland, Denmark.[2]


Zenobia cassinefolia (Vent.) Pollard
Zenobia pulverulenta (W. Bartram ex Willd.) Pollard
Zenobia speciosa (Michx.) D. Don


Flora of North America, Zenobia D. Don, 1834.
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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