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Erica > Section: Pachysa

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

34 species

Species native to southern Africa

Erica alexandri

Includes subsp. alexandri and subsp. acockii.


Erica andreaei


Erica ardens

Erica barrydalensis


Erica blenna

Erica carduifolia


Erica crenata


Erica eustacei


Erica fairii


Erica ferrea


Erica flocciflora


Erica formosa

Erica frigida


Erica glomiflora

Erica ixanthera


Erica jananthus


Erica juniperina


Erica macroloma


Erica multumbellifera

[= Erica ramentacea]

Widespread in the Western Cape , occurring from Tulbagh round to Riversdale. Occurs on moist sandy slopes and flats, usually as a carpet of mauve-pink, low growing (up to 40 cm high) shrubs. Individual bead-like flowers are about 4 mm long and slightly sticky. 

Erica multumbellifera

Erica nubigena


Erica obliqua

Erica oblongiflora


Erica odorata


Erica physodes

Erica richardii


Erica schlechteri

Erica spectabilis


Erica syngenesia


Erica tragulifera


Erica umbelliflora


Erica urna-viridis

Erica winteri


Erica wittebergensis


Erica zwartbergensis


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