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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  distorta Bartl. 
SynonymsErica aemula var. pubescens L.Guthrie & Bolus
 Erica murina Benth.
 Ericoides distortum (Bartl.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
sands and heaths
Description leaves linear, sulcate, thick, hirsute, 3-5mm long, flowers crowded in heads, bracts remote, small, sepals linear, corolla urceolate-calyculate, 2-3mm long
Size30-50cm
Colorpink, red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
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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