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Ericoid hard-leaf (English)
Heath hard-leaf (English)
Description: Small, much-branched shrub up to 1 m high; branchlets grey-velvety. Leaves spirally arranged, very narrowly ovate-elliptic, 8 × 3 mm, erect-spreading; margin strongly rolled under, almost covering the undersurface. Flowers small, in dense corymbose heads, white. Fruit an obovoid capsule, 4 mm long, hairless, crowned with the base of the calyx, dehiscent.
Derivation of specific name:
ericoides: like a species of Erica (Ericaceae), referring to the almost scale-like leaves in this species
Habitat: Occurring among rocks in the Chimanimani Mts
Altitude range: (metres)
Above 2000 m
Worldwide distribution: South Africa and the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Red data list status:
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Display spot characters for this species
Rhamnaceae Drummond, R.B. (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 432 - 434. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Phylica ericoides: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Phylica ericoides External websites: African Plant Database
Phylica ericoides Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Phylica ericoides EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Phylica ericoides ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Phylica ericoides Flora Zambesiaca
Phylica ericoides Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Phylica ericoides IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Phylica ericoides Ispot Southern Africa
Phylica ericoides JSTOR Plant Science
Phylica ericoides Kew Herbarium catalogue
Phylica ericoides Tropicos
Phylica ericoides West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phylica ericoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137750, retrieved 20 October 2016
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