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Growth habit of the fetterbush, Lyonia lucida, a low shrub common to scrub and hammock areas. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Stem detail of Lyonia lucida. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Species Name: Lyonia lucida (Lam.) K. Koch
Common Name: Fetterbush
Fetterbush lyonia
Synonymy: Desmothamnus lucidus
Neopieris nitida
  1. TAXONOMY

    Kingdom Phylum/Division Class: Order: Family: Genus:
    Plantae Magnoliophyta Magnoliopsida Ericales Ericaceae Lyonia

    Other Taxonomic Groupings

    Subkingdom Tracheobionta
    Subclass Dilleniidae

  2. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION

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  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

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  4. PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

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  6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  7. REFERENCES

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Report by: K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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Page last updated: December 19, 2001

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