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The identity of Erica vinacea and notes on hybridization in Erica

E. G. H. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 16, No 1 | a1058 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v16i1.1058 | © 1986 E. G. H. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 1986 | Published: 22 July 1986

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E. G. H. Oliver, Botanical Research Unit, Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, South Africa

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The rediscovery of Erica vinacea L. Bol. among sympatric populations of two other species led to a comparison of their morphological characters. Results of this study indicate a putative hybrid origin: E. x  vinacea L. Bol. = E. fastigiata L. x  E. fervida L. Bol.


<i>Erica fastigiata</i>; <i>E. fervida</i>; <i>E. x vinacea</i>; hybridization in <i>Erica</i>


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