Trans. Linn. Soc. London 6: 317. 1802 ,.

Common names: Heather Scotch heather ling bruyère commune callunaie
Etymology: Greek kallyno, to brush, sweep, or cleanse, alluding to use as brooms
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 491. Mentioned on page 372, 374.

Shrubs. Stems erect or ascending, (much-branched); twigs hairy to glabrescent. Leaves persistent, opposite; petiole absent; blade coriaceous, margins spinulose-ciliate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, racemes or panicles, 5–30-flowered; perulae absent. Flowers bisexual, radially symmetric; sepals 4, distinct; petals 4, barely connate basally, corolla persistent, campanulate; stamens 8, included; anthers with awns, dehiscent by lateral slits; ovary 5-locular, (ovoid); style slightly exserted, straight; stigma capitate. Fruits capsular, globose, dehiscence septifragal. Seeds ca. 5–10, ellipsoid, not winged, not tailed; testa (firm), ± alveolate-reticulate. x = 8.


Introduced; Europe, w Asia.


Species 1: introduced; Europe, w Asia.

Species 1

Lower Taxa

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Gordon C. Tucker +
Salisbury +
Heather +, Scotch heather +, ling +, bruyère commune +  and callunaie +
Europe +  and w Asia. +
Greek kallyno, to brush, sweep, or cleanse, alluding to use as brooms +
Trans. Linn. Soc. London +
barclay1974a +, barclay1993a +  and beijerinck1940a +
Undefined tribe Empetraceae +
Calluna +
Ericaceae subfam. Ericoideae +