Shepherdia

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

Recommended citation
'Shepherdia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/shepherdia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Family

  • Elaeagnaceae

Glossary

berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
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
'Shepherdia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/shepherdia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Of the three genera constituting this family, Shepherdia differs from Hippophae and Elaeagnus in its opposite leaves, and in having eight stamens instead of four. It consists of three scaly N. American shrubs with male and female flowers separated on different plants, and both inconspicuous. There is no corolla, and the calyx is of four divisions. Fruit berry-like. Named in honour of John Shepherd, curator of the Liverpool Botanic Garden in the early part of the 19th century. The third species, not mentioned below, is S. rotundifolia Parry, an evergreen shrub not in cultivation.