Garrya Lindl.


Commemorating Nicholas Garry of the Hudson Bay Company who helped the collector, David Douglas, on his botanical expeditions to WNorth America.

Evergreen shrubs or small trees with branches squarish in section. Sexes on separate plants. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, leathery; stipules absent. Flowers without petals, 1-3 per bract and arranged in long, pendulous catkins, the bracts arranged in pairs. Males with 4 perianth segments and 4 stamens, females 0 or 2.ovary inferior, of 2 united carpels with 2 chambers and 2 styles. Fruit a 2-seeded dry berry.

1 genus of about 13 species from W, N and C America.

Semi-hardwood cuttings, layers or seed.

The bark and leaves of G. elliptica are used medicinally.

Evergreen trees and shrubs with flowers in long, ornamental catkins; male flowers with 4 perianth segments and 4 stamens; ovary inferior.

Dahling (1978).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Garryaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Garryales
family       Garryaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Garrya elliptica Lindl.