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Erica > Section: Ceramia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Ericaceae > Genus: Erica

52 species

Species native to southern Africa

Erica aestiva


Erica amalophylla


Erica amicorum


Erica aneimena


Erica aspalathoides


Erica atropurpurea


Erica brachycentra


Erica cavartica


Erica cederbergensis


Erica cedromontana


Erica coacervata


Erica cordata


Erica cryptanthera


Erica cubitans


Erica cymosa

Two subspecies: subsp. cymosa and subsp. grandiflora.


Erica euryphylla

Endemic to the middle and upper north-facing slopes of the Langeberg Range on Zuurbraak Mountain and in the Marloth Nature Reserve. Found in damp, shady places among rocks (Turner & Oliver 2006).


Erica filialis


Erica filiformis


Erica flacca


Erica florifera


Erica grata


Erica intricata


Erica jeppei


Erica latifolia


Erica lehmannii


Erica leonis sp. nov.


Erica leptoclada


Erica longipedunculata


Erica macrophylla


Erica marlothii


Erica monantha


Erica myriocodon


Erica ocellata


Erica oligantha


Erica omninoglabra


Erica oreophila


Erica oxycoccifolia


Erica permutata


Erica petrophila


Erica physophylla


Erica planifolia


Erica riparia


Erica schmidtii


Erica setociliata


Erica strigosa


Erica tenuicaulis


Erica tenuipes


Erica thimifolia


Erica trichoclada


Erica turneri

Found in a small area 11 km southwest of Barrydale in the Western Cape. Found in damp, shady places among rocks (Turner & Oliver 2006).


Erica tysonii


Erica utriculosa



  • Turner, R.C. and Oliver, E.G.H. 2006. Two new species of Erica (Ericaceae) from the Langeberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 36(1): 33-37.


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