Taxon: Erica tetralix L.

Genus: Erica
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Ericoideae
      Tribe: Ericeae
Nomen number: 15494
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:353. 1753
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:110-111.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Erica tetralix L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Erica tetralix cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.