Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Terrestrial. Riverbanks and regenerating forest.
Shrub or small tree to about 5 m. Shoots densely hairy. Leaves 3-7 mm long. Small white bell-shaped flowers in racemes along the stems. Seed capsule about 2 mm long, each containing many very small seeds.
Is very similar to E. lusitanica but can be easily distinguished by the hairy stems and much larger growth form.
July, August, September, October, November, December,
Mediterranean region to highlands of E. Africa
erica: From the Greek ereika ‘heath’ or ‘heather’
arborea: From the Latin arbor ‘tree’, meaning tree-like
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