Erica physodes L.
  • Syst. Nat. ed. 10


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Diagnostic Description

E. physodes is closely allied in structure to E. urna-viridis but is easily distinguished from it by its colour and habit and also by its distribution.

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    Morphology

    Erect, sturdy bush up to 70 cm (1 1/4 ft). Branches erect, the younger puberulous. Leaves 3-nate, 4-8 mm long, erect-spreading, imbricate, linear-trigonous, keeled, glabrous. Flowers terminal, 3- to 4-nate; peduncles 4-8 mm long, puberulous; bracts small, median, white. Sepals 2-5 mm long, ovate, thick, glabrous, viscid, whitish with green keel-tips. Corolla 7-8 mm long, more or less ovoid, constricted at the throat, glabrous, very viscid, white; lobes the length of the tube, erect, at length connivent, obtuse. Anthers included, about 1 mm long, lateral, oblong, glabrous, appendiculate; crests semi-orbicular and crenulate at the base with a long terminal, linear, spreading lobe, about 1/2 the length of the cell. Ovary turbinate, glabrous; style included or manifest; stigma capitellate.

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    Erect shrublet to 70 cm. Flowers medium, ovoid-urn-shaped, sticky, white.

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    Habitat

    Occasional on mountain slopes and plateaux.

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    Rocky upper slopes.

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    Distribution

    Cape Province.

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    Cape Peninsula.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Baker, HA; Oliver, EGH. (eds). 1967. Ericas in southern Africa. Purnell, Cape Town.
    • 2 Oliver, EGH. 2012. Ericaceae. 482 - 511. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Syst. Nat. ed. 10

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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