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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, Eswatini, 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

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

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

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 168 - 169.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erica woodii
African Plant Database: Erica woodii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erica woodii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erica woodii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erica woodii
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iNaturalist: Erica woodii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erica woodii
JSTOR Plant Science: Erica woodii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erica woodii
Plants of the World Online: Erica woodii
Tropicos: Erica woodii
Wikipedia: Erica woodii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erica woodii., retrieved 30 May 2024

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