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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

49 species.

Species native to southern Africa

Erica abelii

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica annalis

 

Erica berzelioides

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica bibax

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica brachialis

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica chloroloma

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica ceraria

 

Erica colorans

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica conspicua

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica cremea

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica croceovirens

 

Erica cruenta

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica cruenta

Erica curviflora

[= Erica sulcata]

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica densifolia

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica densifolia

Erica diaphana

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica discolor

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica dulcis

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica x etheliae (hybrid)

 

Erica feminarum

 

Erica foliacea

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica galpinii

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica gerhardii

 

Erica glandulosa 

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape. Erica fourcadei has been relegated to a subspecies of Erica glandulosa and is now known as Erica glandulosa subsp. fourcadei.

Erica glandulosa

Erica haematosiphon

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica humidicola

 

Erica ignita

 

Erica inordinata

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica kogelbergensis

 

Erica latituba

 

Erica leucotrachela

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica leucotrachela

Erica macowanii

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica maximilianii

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica nana

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica octonaria

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica patersonii (Mealie heath)

Mielieheide [Afrikaans]

Occurs in fynbos on marshy coastal flats, from Cape Peninsula to Hermanus. Grows as an erect, sparsely branched shrub to a height of about 1 m. The radiating tubular yellow flowers are distinctive.

Erica pattersonii

Erica perspicua

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica pillansii

[= Erica pyrantha]

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica prolata

 

Erica sacciflora

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica serratifolia

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica stagnalis

Erica unicolor

[= Erica dichrus]

 

Erica vallis-aranearum

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica versicolor

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica verticillata

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

Erica viridescens

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica viridimontana

 

Erica wendlandiana

[= Erica xerophila]

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Erica xanthina

[= Erica parvulisepala]

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape

 

Publications

  • Oliver, E.G.H. & Oliver, I.M. 2003. Ericaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 424-451. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

  • Schumann, D., Kirsten, G & Oliver, E.G.H. 1992. Ericas of South Africa. Fernwood Press, Cape Town.

 

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