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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, glabrous to hairy. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: alternate, opposite, or generally whorled, evergreen, leathery; margin entire or minutely dentate, generally rolled under, hiding abaxial surface. Inflorescence: generally raceme, panicle, or umbel, generally bracted; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets generally 3. Flower: sepals generally 4, generally free; corolla spheric to tubular, petals generally 4, fused, generally persistent in fruit; stamens generally 8, anthers generally 2-lobed, dehiscing generally by pores or separate slits, generally awned; nectary generally disk-like; ovary superior, chambers 4(8). Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: generally several per chamber.
Species In Genus: +- 630 species: southern and eastern Africa, Europe. Etymology: (Latin: heath)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Empetrum nigrum
Next taxon: Erica lusitanica
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Erica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8969, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.