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Erica thomae

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

Erica thomae in Kogelberg Nature Reserve. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Endemic to fynbos in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (South Africa: Western Cape); found mainly in the Betty's Bay area. Grows as an erect, robust shrub to a height of about 1 m. The elongate tubular, sticky  flowers are white to pink in colour.

Derivation of name

Named by Louisa Bolus in honour of Thomas P. Stokoe, who provided the type material. 


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