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Two new species of Erica (Ericaceae); one from Western Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 34, No 1 | a400 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v34i1.400 | © 2004 E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 August 2004 | Published: 02 September 2004

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E. G. H. Oliver, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa
I. M. Oliver, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

Two new species of Erica L. from South Africa are described. E. jananthus E.G.H.Oliv. & I.M .Oliv. is confined to a single peak in the eastern Groot Swartberg Range in Western Cape and usually forms a small, gnarled, woody, shrublet growing in rock crevices with sticky white flowers and black subexserted anthers that have obtrullate decurrent appendages.E. psittacina E.G.H.Oliv. & I.M.Oliv. is from KwaZulu-Natal. It forms large woodv shrubs with numerous bright pinkflowers and occurs as a single population on a mountain near Creighton. Both descriptions are accompanied by line drawings and distribution maps


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