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Three new species of Erica (Ericaceae) from Western Cape, South Africa

E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 30, No 2 | a552 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v30i2.552 | © 2000 E. G. H. Oliver, I. M. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 September 2000 | Published: 25 September 2000

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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

Three new species of  Erica L. from the mountains of Western Cape, South Africa, are described. E. rustieula E.G.H.Oliv. with an indehiscent fruit, is confined to sandy places in the eastern Cold Bokkeveld. E humidicola E.G.H.Oliv. is a highly localized endemic in seepages in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and E rimarum E.G.H.Oliv. is restricted to rock faces at high altitudes in the Hex River Mountains.


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<i>Erica</i>; taxonomy; new species. South Africa; Western Cape

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