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Erica woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Erica woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Erica woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Erica rhodesiaca Alm & T.C.E. Fr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect branched subshrub, 20 - 60 cm tall. Branches with short simple hairs and longer, branched glandular hairs. Scale-like leaves in whorls of 3, narrowly ovate, 1-4 mm long, shortly pubescent on both surfaces and with a few branched glandular cilia on the margin. Flowers in 6-9 flowered clusters in the axils of the upper leaf-whorls and on short side branches, together forming narrow, paniculate inflorescences, up to 20 cm long. Corolla bell-shaped, mauve, c. 2.5 mm in diameter, pale pink or white, hairless except for minutely ciliate margins. Style c. 1.3 mm long, exceeding the corolla.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in montane scrub and grassland, often near streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2435 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, and KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Friday 7 August 2009

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 168 - 169.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erica woodii
African Plant Database: Erica woodii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Erica woodii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erica woodii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erica woodii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erica woodii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erica woodii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erica woodii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erica woodii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erica woodii
Ispot Southern Africa: Erica woodii
JSTOR Plant Science: Erica woodii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erica woodii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erica woodii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erica woodii
Tropicos: Erica woodii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erica woodii., retrieved 17 December 2017

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