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The genus Erica (Ericaceae) in southern Africa: taxonomic notes 1

E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 32, No 1 | a461 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v32i1.461 | © 2002 E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2002 | Published: 11 September 2002

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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

This is the first in a series of notes on the southern African species of Erica L. which are currently recognized. Brief synonymy citing only the important revisions and synonyms is given, as w ell as comments on the status and diagnostic char­acters of each species. One new species, E. petrusiana E.G.H.Oliv. & I.M.Oliv. and 14 new subspecies are described, and11 species are reduced to subspecific status. Where necessary drawings of important features and variations are given. Part 1  covers the first 35 species (Sections 1-3).


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<i>Erica</i> L.; nomenclature; southern Africa; taxonomy

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