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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  tetragona L.f. 
SynonymsCallista tetragona (L.f.) G.Don
 Erica pugionifolia Salisb.
 Ericoides tetragonum (L.f.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
thickets and heaths
Description leaves erect, imbricate, linear, acute, carinate, 8-12mm long, inflorescence axillary, freely racemose, 3-5cm long, sepals acuminate, corolla narrowly ovoid, 6-8mm long
Size15-60cm
Colorpale yellow
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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