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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

Month: Oct
Year: 2004

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Hortscience
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Volume: 39
Issue: 6
Pages: 1224-1226

Article Topic(s): Genetics,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),


Based 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.

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T. S. Elias and M. R. Pooler. "The identity of the African firebush (Hamelia) in the ornamental nursery trade." Hortscience 39.6 (2004): 1224-1226.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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