1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume XIII

Erica Albens

Pallid 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.

440Erica Albens
Erica Albens
Pallid Heath

Other species of the Erica genus