Erica pleiotricha S. Moore

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Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Just below pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Just below pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Just below pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Just below pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Erica pleiotricha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Erica eylesii L. Bolus
Erica pleiotricha S. Moore var. blaerioides (Wild) R. Ross
Erica thryptomenoides S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched sub-shrub 0.3-1 m tall. Branches with a variety of glandular and non-glandular hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3, 1.5-3.5 mm long, more or less narrowly ovate, pointed at the apex, hairless or with a single hair at the tip; margin more or less strongly rolled under. Flowers in 6-12-flowered clusters at the tips of numerous side branches, together forming dense panicle-like inforescences. pedicels 1.5-4 mm long. Corolla urn-shaped, 1.5-4.5 mm long, pale purple, pink or white, hairless. Stamens and style equalling or slightly exceeding the corolla.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp places among rocks
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Friday 14 October 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265. As Erica thryptomenoides

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 163 - 164. As Erica pleiotricha pleiotricha and E. pleiotricha blaerioides

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 146.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erica pleiotricha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143460, retrieved 29 August 2016

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