Identification: Arctostaphylos?

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by ceramik, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. ceramik

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    this shrub came up as an unexpected seedling among rhododendron seedlings. Any ideas?
     
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    Margot Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful shrub; definitely an Ericaceous family member - but which? I'd love to know because I'd like one of my own.
    An hour later . . .
    After spending a bit of time looking at lesser-known Ericaceous plants, I found this - Chamaedaphne calyculata - which looks remarkably similar. What do you think?
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could be! Where were the rhodo seedlings sourced from?
     
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    this was a gift from a rhododendron hybridizer, so no idea of source. But this species has been pointed out to me as a common inhabitant of sphagnum peat bogs in eastern Canada, so it may well have come in the peat moss the hybridizer had used...
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ah, yes, that is sounding very likely then.
     

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