Erica erigena

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaEricaceaeEricaErica erigena

Ecology

A shrub found in damp or boggy, more or less base-rich moorland, usually on slopes, often close to streams or on lake shores. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Southern-temperate element, with a disjunct distribution.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1395

Life form information

Height (cm): 120

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 24

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458526

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (195b)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1995.  Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes.