Cyrilla

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cyrilla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cyrilla/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Cyrillaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cyrilla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cyrilla/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

A genus of one variable and wide-ranging species (or a group of up to ten species in other interpretations), native of the New World from Virginia to northern S. America. The small family to which it belongs is allied to Aquifoliaceae and is also represented in gardens by Cliftonia monophylla (q.v.). The name commemorates Dominico Cirillo, an Italian physician (1739-99), at one time Professor of Botany at Naples.