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Cireres de pastor Cirerer d'arboç Arbutus unedo
Strawberry tree (A. unedo) with fruit

Arbutus is a genus of flowering plants in the Ericaceae family. There are 12 species, which mostly grow around the Mediterranean, and in Central America. The type species is Arbutus unedo, which is known as strawberry tree in English. All species are either trees or shrubs.

Certain Lepidoptera species use Arbutus as food. Some species are cultivated as ornamental plants outside their range.

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