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Erica coccinea

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 > Section: Gigandra

Erica coccinea Erica coccinea

Erica coccinea, Kleinmond Nature Reserve. On right are dissected flowers showing how the anthers are joined together. When a bird probes into the flower, the anthers break apart exposing the elongate pores through which the dry pollen explodes. Much of the pollen lands on the bird's face; the bird flies to another flower where the pollen is rubbed off onto the stigma, thus effecting pollination. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Erica coccinea Erica coccinea

Erica coccinea, Kleinmond Nature Reserve. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Erica coccinea, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ].


Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea



Erica coccinea subsp. uniflora






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