Erica lanceolifera S. Moore

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Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Erica lanceolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slope of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Erica gazensis Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
A shrubby herb, often with trailing branches, 20-60 cm tall. Branches slender, more or less densely pubescent. Leaves leaves 4-whorled, somewhat pointing upwards, narrowly ovate, 2-5 mm long, more or less densely pubescent and with longer glandular hairs; margin rolled under. Flowers in heads of 4-12, terminal on the side branches. Corolla bellshaped, c. 2.5 long and 2 mm in diameter, mostly hairless; stamens 8, about as long as the corolla; style exceeding the corolla by 1-2 mm.
Notes: Apparently this species has not been recorded from Mozambique before.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Quartzite grassland and woodland
Altitude range: 1050 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe and Mozambique (It may also occur in Tanzania but the nationality of that record is doubtful).
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Monday 12 September 2011
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 173.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 137.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Ross, R. (1983). Ericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 166 - 167.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 146.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 91.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Erica lanceolifera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erica lanceolifera
African Plant Database: Erica lanceolifera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erica lanceolifera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erica lanceolifera
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erica lanceolifera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erica lanceolifera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Erica lanceolifera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erica lanceolifera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erica lanceolifera
JSTOR Plant Science: Erica lanceolifera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erica lanceolifera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erica lanceolifera
Plants of the World Online: Erica lanceolifera
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erica lanceolifera
Tropicos: Erica lanceolifera
Wikipedia: Erica lanceolifera


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Erica lanceolifera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143440, retrieved 28 February 2020

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