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> 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.