Daboecia D. Don

Daboecia is a genus of two species, one confined to western Europe, the other endemic to the Azores. Both these species (and their hybrid) are cultivated as ornamentals in Europe (Nelson 1997, Jäger & al. 2008), although perhaps only Daboecia cantabrica and its numerous cultivars are more or less widespread in cultivation. The latter has been recorded as an escape or throw-out in Belgium.


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Munson R.H. (1985) The Daboecia species-hybrid complex (Ericaceae). Baileya 22(4): 145-150.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith