Erica erigena

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Erica erigena


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Ericoideae
Tribus: Ericeae
Genus: Erica
Subgenus: E. subg. Ectasis
Sectio: E. sect. Callicodon
Species: Erica erigena


Erica erigena R.Ross (1969)


  • Erica carnea subsp. occidentalis (Benth.) Lainz
  • Erica carnea var. occidentalis Benth.
  • Erica erigena f. alba (Bean) D.Mc Clintock
  • Erica herbacea subsp. occidentalis (Benth.) M.Lainz
  • Erica hibernica (Hooker & Arnott) Syme
  • Erica mediterranea L.
  • Erica mediterranea var. hibernica Hook. & Arn
  • Erica occidentalis (Benth.) G.Mateo Sanz & R.Figuerola Lamata
  • Erica purpurascens L.
  • Gypsocallis mediterranea (L.) D.Don
  • Gypsocallis purpurascens (L.) D.Don



Cafferty & Nelson (in Taxon 54: 206. 2005) proposed the rejection of the name Erica viridipurpurea L. as the only available type element is identifiable as E. erigena. E. erigena is a name in widespread current use. This proposal was recommended by the Committee for Vascular Plants (in Taxon 56: 591. 2007).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Western Europe
      • Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Morocco

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Irish heath
galego: Carroucha de Irlanda
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