epacris


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epacris

(ɛˈpækrɪs; ˈɛpəˌkrɪs)
n
(Plants) the genus of the epacrids
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Noun1.epacris - any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowersepacris - any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowers
Australian heath - any heathlike plant of the family Epacridaceae; most are of the Australian region
genus Epacris - type genus of the Epacridaceae: Australian heath
Epacris impressa, common heath - spindly upright shrub of southern Australia and Tasmania having white to rose or purple-red flowers
blunt-leaf heath, common heath, Epacris obtusifolia - small erect shrub of Australia and Tasmania with fragrant ivory flowers
Epacris purpurascens, Port Jackson heath - small shrub of southern and western Australia having pinkish to rosy purple tubular flowers
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The four domestic base-rate (70c) stamps depict the Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Tasmanian Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus, Waratah Telopea speciosissima and the Common Heath Epacris impressa.
Several Australian plants are named aft her, notably the Loranthaceous genus Atkinsonia, the Erechtites atkinsoniae and Epacris calvertiana--the last attributed to her married name, Calvert.
Absolute distances within the entire data set range from a minimum of 8 between Archeria and Epacris and a maximum of 100 between Monotropa hypopithys and Harrimanella.
He collected and named Eucalyptus glabulus, blue gum, Tasmania's floral emblem and Epacris impressa, heath, Victoria's floral emblem.
Species growing through the moss include Epacris paludosa, Empodisma minus, Richea continentis, and Baeckea gunniana, nomenclature following Walsh and Entwistle (1999).