Erica lusitanica

Rudolphi

J. Bot. (Schrader) 2: 286. 1800 ,.

Common names: Spanish heath
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 493.

Plants ± erect, 15–30 cm; twigs of current season green, with short, stiff hairs ca. 0.3 mm, older twigs gray and brown striped, glabrescent. Leaves in whorls of (3–) 4; petiole 0.2–0.3 mm; blade linear-lanceolate, flat to compressed-triangular in cross-section, 2.5–4 (–7) × 0.2 mm, margins revolute, sparsely prickled, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences terminal panicles, ellipsoid, 10–25 cm. Pedicels 1–1.5 mm, shortly hairy. Flowers: calyx lobes (connate ca. 1/3 their lengths), ovate, 1 × 0.7 mm, margins entire, apex subacute, glabrous; corolla white to pinkish white, broadly campanulate, 4–5 mm, lobes ovate-deltate, 0.5–1 mm, apex broadly rounded; stamens 10; filaments 2 mm; anthers awned, ca. 0.7 mm, awns 2, basal, 2-ciliate, 0.3 mm; ovary glabrous; style 2–2.5 mm; stigma exserted, obconic. Capsules 1–2 mm, glabrous. Seeds ellipsoid, 0.6 × 0.5 mm, finely pitted.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Sandy coastal sites
Elevation: 0-50 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Oreg., sw Europe

Discussion

Erica lusitanica is found naturalized in coastal California (Humboldt County south to San Diego County), and in southwestern Oregon.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Erica lusitanica"
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (?) +
Rounded (?) +  and Subacute (?) +
Gordon C. Tucker +
Rudolphi +
dehiscent +
oblong +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
flat;compressed-triangular +
coriaceous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Spanish heath +
white +  and pinkish white +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Calif. +, Oreg. +  and sw Europe +
0-50 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
pendulous +  and erect +
loculicidal +
ellipsoid +
Sandy coastal sites +
multicellular +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
axillary +  and terminal +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
persistent +
ovate-deltate +
0.5mm +  and 1mm +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
10-30-flowered +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
4 +  and 5 +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
subterminal +
J. Bot. (Schrader) +
10-30-flowered +
distinct +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
ellipsoid +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
distinct +
4 +  and 5 +
Introduced +
exserted +  and included +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
exserted +  and included +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Undefined tribe Empetraceae +
Erica lusitanica +
species +
foveolate +  and reticulate +
gray and brown striped +
glabrescent +
10-30-flowered +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +