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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  rubens Thunb. 
SynonymsErica lasiandra Benth.
 Erica nutans G.Don
 Erica pendula Lodd.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland and thickets
Description glabrous, branchlets numerous, leaves imbricate, linear or narrowly oblong, acute, sulcate, 4mm, flowers terminal, of 3 or in umbels, corolla urceolate-globular, 5-7mm long
Size20-30cm
Colorbright red
Bloomsummer
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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