Erica silvatica (Engl.) Beentje

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Erica silvatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica silvatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Blaeria friesii Weim.
Blaeria kingaensis Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, up to c. 1 m high, branching from the base. branchlets variably covered with short and longer, glandular and non-glandular hairs. leaves 3-whorled, 1.5-5 mm long, straight or recurved, hairs variable as on the branchlets, margin rolled under. Flowers in clusters of 3-15, often at tips of dwarf branchlets on the upper parts of the stems. Pedicels up to 1.5 mm long. Corolla up to 3 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, often tubular below, pink, lavender or purple. Style exserted, up to 3 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland and bracken scrub, often among rocks and near streams.
Altitude range: 1400 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 141.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Page 248.

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 171 - 173. As Blaeria kingaensis (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 82 - 83. as Erica kiwuensis

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Flora of Malawi: Erica silvatica
Flora of Zambia: Erica silvatica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Erica silvatica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erica silvatica
African Plant Database: Erica silvatica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Erica silvatica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erica silvatica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erica silvatica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erica silvatica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erica silvatica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erica silvatica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erica silvatica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erica silvatica
Ispot Southern Africa: Erica silvatica
JSTOR Plant Science: Erica silvatica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erica silvatica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erica silvatica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erica silvatica
Tropicos: Erica silvatica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Erica silvatica.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143520, retrieved 24 November 2017

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