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Erica lusitanica Rudolphi
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Ericoideae
Erica lusitanica Rudolphi APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 0.5–3.3 m high, with pubescent branches. Leaves suberect, narrow-linear, 3–7 mm long, < 1 mm wide, thick, glabrous, with a longitudinal groove on the lower surface, shortly petiolate. Flowers in lateral racemes; pedicels shorter than the corolla. Flowers white with buds tinged pink. Calyx c. 1 mm long. Corolla tube 4–5 mm long; lobes obtuse, c. 1 mm long. Anthers dark purple, basal appendages yellow. Flowers autumn-spring. A garden escape, grows in pastures, scrub and on roadsides; locally abundant, chiefly in the Blue Mtns. Native of S Eur. CC CT; Vic., Tas., S.A.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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