Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Escallonia Mutis ex L.f., Suppl. Pl. 21 (1782)
Vernacular Name(s):
Escallonia
 Description

Evergreen, densely branched shrubs or trees.  Lvs alternate, simple, often in clusters in axils of larger lvs, glossy, entire or serrate, usually dotted below with oil glands.  Infl. usually terminal, rarely axillary, racemose or paniculate.  Calyx forming a 5-lobed rim surrounding hypanthium.  Petals 5, long-clawed, free but overlapping and often forming a tube.  Stamens 5.  Ovary inferior, enclosed in an obconic hypanthium. Capsule rounded, with persistent, elongated style.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Escallonia Mutis ex L.f.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Total3
 Bibliography
Linnaeus, C. von f. 1782: Supplementum Plantarum. Orphanotrophe, Brunswig.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.