Erica AlbensPallid Heath
- Class and Order
- Octandria Monogynia
- Generic Character
- Cal. 4-phyllus. Cor. 4-fida. Filamenta receptaculo inserta. Antheræ apice bifidæ, pertusæ. Caps. 4-locularis, 4-valvis, polysperma.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- ERICA albens antheris muticis inclusis, corollis ovatis oblongis acutis, foliis ternis, racemis secundis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. Murr. ed. 14. p. 367. Mant. 233
- ERICA albens mutica, foliis ternis trigonis pilosis, floribus lateralibus, calyce villoso. Thunb. Prodr. p. 70.
This species, a native of the Cape, has been introduced since the publication of the Hort. Kew. and is now to be found in most green-house collections near town.
In its habit, its foliage, and its flowers, it is very distinct from all our other heaths; flowers from April to June, is readily increased by cuttings, and easily kept with the common treatment.