Erica lanceolifera S. Moore

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Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Erica gazensis Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
A shrubby herb, often with trailing branches, 20-60 cm tall. Branches slender, more or less densely pubescent. Leaves leaves 4-whorled, somewhat pointing upwards, narrowly ovate, 2-5 mm long, more or less densely pubescent and with longer glandular hairs; margin rolled under. Flowers in heads of 4-12, terminal on the side branches. Corolla bellshaped, c. 2.5 long and 2 mm in diameter, mostly hairless; stamens 8, about as long as the corolla; style exceeding the corolla by 1-2 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Quartzite grassland and woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe and Mozambique (It may also occur in Tanzania but the nationality of that record is doubtful).
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Monday 12 September 2011
Literature:

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 166 - 167.

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

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


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Flora of Mozambique: Erica lanceolifera

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


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 lanceolifera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143440, retrieved 21 March 2019

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