Taxon: Erica terminalis Salisb.

Genus: Erica
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Ericeae
Nomen number: 15493
Place of publication: Prodr. stirp. Chap. Allerton 296. 1796
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Corsican heath  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • urze  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France Corsica; Spain

  • Cultivated


  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. (L Maroc)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


Check other web resources for Erica terminalis Salisb. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Erica terminalis 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.