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Genus: Clethra

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Clethraceae

About 64 species, native to tropical America (including southeastern USA), Asia, Malesia and there is one species on the island of Madeira. Three species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Clethra alnifolia (Bush pepper)

Native to eastern Canada and the USA.

 

Clethra arborea (Lily-of-the-valley tree)

Native to Madeira.

 

Clethra barbinervis

Native to eastern China.

 

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  

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