Ancient name of Greek mythology.
Evergreen shrubs. Leaves alternate, leathery, margins rolled under. Flowers in terminal clusters, pink or white. Sepals 5. Petals urn-shaped. Stamens 10 with awned anthers. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule.
Seeds, hardwood cuttings, layers.
Leaves and twigs occasionally used for tanning.
Stamens with single appendages (awns) at the end of the anthers.
1-2 species from N America and Eurasia.
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.