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Species Information

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Erica swaziensis E.G.H.Oliv.
(name current 2016)
(Erica holtii)


Growth form: Herb
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule A

Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN B1B2aD Endemism: Endemic Distribution: Mbabane, Forbes Reef, Black Umbeluzi Valley Has a very localised distribution around Mbabane. Wetland species.

Regional distribution:
Swaziland endemic

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Erica holtii - Slender, straggling, with spreading well-spaced leaves; stems and leaves with spreading gland-tipped hairs. Leaves c 3 mm long, furrow on lower side somewhat open. Flowers in small terminal clusters on lateral shoots. Sepals c 3 mm long, with copious long white hairs; corolla pink, tube c 4 mm long and wide, slightly contracted at mouth, lobes blunt, wide-spreading; anthers and stigma hidden.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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Oliver E G H (19) In: Bothalia