Erica johnstoniana Britten

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Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Between the headwaters of the Muvumodzi and "Bakoramambo", trail to Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Between the headwaters of the Muvumodzi and "Bakoramambo", trail to Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Between the headwaters of the Muvumodzi and "Bakoramambo", trail to Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Erica johnstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect branched subshrub, 20-200 cm tall. Branches densely pubescent with short simple hairs and longer, stout hairs. Leaves in whorls of 4, 3.5-8.5 mm long, with stout simple hairs. Flowers in 8-16 flowered clusters, terminal on the side branchlets, bracts, pedicels and calyx covered in stout hairs. Corolla ovoid, pink with darker purple tops, 4-7 mm long, minutely pubescent with ciliate margins. Style 2.5-6 mm long, more or less equalling the corolla.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: johnstonii: after Sir Henry (Harry) Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927), British administrator and explorer, who collected flora and fauna specimens in many parts of Africa. His best known discovery likely is the okapi, which he first found.
Habitat: In grassland and along forest margins, sometimes near streams or among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Images last updated: Friday 7 August 2009
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 169 - 170.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 82.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 91.


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Flora of Malawi: Erica johnstoniana
Flora of Mozambique: Erica johnstoniana

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erica johnstoniana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143430, retrieved 25 June 2019

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