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Leaf detail of rusty lyonia, Lyonia ferruginea, showing characteristic rust-colored scales on the undersides of leaves. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Rusty lyonia growing as a small tree in an upland scrub community. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Species Name: Lyonia ferruginea (Walt.) Nutt.
Common Name: Rusty lyonia
Staggerbush
Tree lyonia
Rusty staggerbush
Synonymy: Andromeda ferruginea
Xolisma ferruginea
  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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