Phylogenetic relationships of Empetraceae, Epacridaceae
, Ericaceae, Monotropaceae, Pyrolaceae: evidence from nuclear ribosomal 18S sequence data.
An experimental study of Brachyloma ericoides (Epacridaceae
The Cyperaceae-type of pollen development is known from only one other family, the dicot family Epacridaceae
[=Ericaceae] (Brown & Lemmon, 2000).
The taxonomic significance of stomatal distribution and morphology in Epacridaceae
. New Phytol., 61:36-40.
MEMBERS of the family Epacridaceae
are dominant heath plants that typically have a seed dormancy that needs to be broken by environmental cues before germination will occur.
In many of these scrubs, such as the one in this photo of the Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, there is an interesting endemic member of the alkali heath family (Epacridaceae
), the giant grass tree (Richea pandanifolia).
Relationships between fire response, morphology, root anatomy, and starch distribution in southwest Australian Epacridaceae
. Annals of Botany 77:357-364.
Asterid 3: Diapensiaceae, Ebenaceae, Epacridaceae
, Ericaceae, Myrsinaceae, Primulaceae, Sapotaceae, Symplocaceae, Theaceae.
The most representative plant families in the area are: the Myrtaceae, represented by the fringed myrtle (Calythrix involucrata) and Leptospermum laevigatum; the Proteaceae, represented by seven species of the genus Hakea; as well as Leguminosae, Asteraceae, and Epacridaceae
. The more prominent species include banksia (Banksia coccinea), with its spectacular scarlet inflorescence and leaves similar to the kermes oak (Quercus coccifera) of the garrigues of the Mediterranean Basin, and the royal hakea (Hakea victoriana) with its variegated leaves.
In addition, some species [e.g., Styphelia (Epacridaceae
), Metrosideros (Myrtaceae)] in the Hawaiian Islands occur across a broad distribution of community types and elevations.
Above these altitudes, in the highlands of New Guinea, cloud forest occurs from here up to the tree line and is dominated by Amaracarpus caeruleus and Pittosporum pullifolium, with many specimens of the tree fern Cyathea percrassa in the lower levels together with members of Ericaceae (Rhododendron gaultheriifolium, Dimorphanthera microphylla) and Epacridaceae
(Trochocarpa dispersa, Rapanea vaccinioides).
En esta clasificacion las Epacridaceae
son incluidas como Styphelioideae y las Empetraceae como la tribu Empetreae dentro de Ericoideae.