Dimorphanthera (F. Muell, Ex Drude) F. Muell.

Ericaceous Gems from New Guinea at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • Tony Conlon Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Abstract

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) holds major collections of plants from the family Ericaceae. One of the smaller genera within the collections in the glasshouses at Edinburgh is Dimorphanthera (F.Muell. ex Drude) F.Muell. A brief introduction and history is given for the genus Dimorphanthera along with an outline of the literature, a summary of its distribution, an overview and history of the collections at RBGE and cultivation notes.

Author Biography

Tony Conlon, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Botanical Horticulturist

 

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Published
2012-10-31
How to Cite
Conlon, T. (2012). Dimorphanthera (F. Muell, Ex Drude) F. Muell. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (10), 133-148. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2012.83
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