Erica arborea L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 353 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Medit to W. Transcaucasus, Tropical African Mountains, Arabian Peninsula. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Chad, Corse, East Aegean Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, Morocco, Portugal, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Great Britain, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Tasmania

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1978). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 6: 1-825. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Geerinck, D. (2009). Révision du genre Erica L. (Ericaceae) en Afrique centrale. Taxonomania 28: 6-16.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae. Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Nelson, E.C. (2011). Hardy Heathers from the Northern Hemisphere: 1-442. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) in Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2012). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 3(2): 1-623. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • de Salas, MF, Baker, ML (2022). A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 1-161. Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. https://flora.tmag.tas.gov.au/resources/census/.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • de Salas, MF, Baker, ML (2022). A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 1-161. Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. https://flora.tmag.tas.gov.au/resources/census/.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 170 (1994).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 444 (1994).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 116 (1962).
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 302 (1895).
  • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 509 (1914).
  • Hamilton, Uganda For. Trees: 80 (1981).
  • Hedberg & Hedberg in Fl. Eth. 4, 1: 46, fig. 133.1 (2003).
  • I. Hansen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 75: 37– 43 (1950).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 192 (1949).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 353 (1753).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 140 (1957).
  • Oliv., Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 483 (1877).
  • Pic. Serm. & Heiniger in Webbia 9: 12– 28 (1953).
  • Webb & Rix in Fl. Europ. 3: 7 (1972).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1927 Schimper [4], Ethiopia K000313832 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Schimper [4], Ethiopia K000313833 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Schimper [1789], Ethiopia K000313834 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Franqueville [s.n.], Ethiopia K000313835 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Schimper [s.n.], Ethiopia K000313836 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Roth [395], Ethiopia K000313837 Yes
Jan 1, 1927 Schimper [668], Ethiopia K000313838 Yes

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images