Erica silvatica (Engl.) Beentje

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Erica silvatica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Erica silvatica

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

Erica silvatica

Picture: 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.
Erica kingaensis Engl.
Erica kiwuensis (Engl.) F. White
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Montane grassland and bracken scrub, often among rocks and near streams.
Altitude range: 1400 - 2250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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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.

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. As Blaeria kingaensis

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 47. As Erica kingaensis

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

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

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Flora of Malawi: Erica silvatica
Flora of Mozambique: Erica silvatica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Erica silvatica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erica silvatica
African Plant Database: 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
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Erica silvatica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erica silvatica
JSTOR Plant Science: Erica silvatica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erica silvatica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erica silvatica
Plants of the World Online: Erica silvatica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Erica silvatica
Tropicos: Erica silvatica
Wikipedia: Erica silvatica


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Erica silvatica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143520, retrieved 12 November 2019

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