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Ericales > Family: Ericaceae > Genus:
Erica > Section: Ceramia
Distribution and habitat
Apparently confined in distribution to the catchment area of the
Klein-Sandrivier on the middle north-facing slopes of the Zuurbraak Mountain
in the Langeberg range, about 11 km southwest of Barrydale, Western Cape.
They occur at elevations ranging from 580-950 m in quartzitic sands derived
from Table Mountain Sandstone. Plants are found in seasonally damp or wet
crevices and recesses at the bases of rocks and rock ledges, usually usually
in the shade (Turner & Oliver 2006).
May to August.
Origin of name
Named by E.G.H Oliver after Ross Turner who discovered the
- Turner, R.C. and Oliver, E.G.H. 2006. Two new species of Erica
(Ericaceae) from the Langeberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia