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Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ericales > Family: Ericaceae

Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree) flowers (top and middle left), leaves (bottom left), whole tree (top right) and trunk (bottom right). All photos taken of tree in Kenilworth, Cape Town, July 2009. [photo H. Robertson ]

Native from Ireland through to western Asia. Berries are used in jams, jellies and fruit wines, as well as in drinks and liqueurs. Cultivated in southern Africa.

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