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
Insects associated with this species:
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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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 173. as subsp. pleiotricha and subsp. blaerioides

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 137. as Erica pleiotricha var. pleiotricha

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. As Erica pleiotricha pleiotricha and E. pleiotricha blaerioides

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.

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


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Flora of Mozambique: Erica pleiotricha

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


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 pleiotricha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143460, retrieved 19 July 2019

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