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The identity of the African firebush (Hamelia) in the ornamental nursery trade
Author(s): T. S. Elias and M. R. Pooler
Publication Type: Article
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Article Topic(s): Genetics,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractBased on morphological and genetic analysis, the identity of the horticultural plant sold as African firebush appears to be Hamelia patens var. glabra, a species native to Mexico.
Suggested CitationT. S. Elias and M. R. Pooler. "The identity of the African firebush (Hamelia) in the ornamental nursery trade." Hortscience 39.6 (2004): 1224-1226.
Article LinksISSN: 0018-5345