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    • Bruyère arboricole
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    • Erica arborea
  • English
    • Tree heath
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    • Erica arborea
  • Portuguese
    • Urze-arbórea

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Recent observations

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What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 29, 2013

Description

Locally common growing with Erica lusitanica alongside the track coming down into Dry Creek, Belmont Regional Park. The last photograph show both E. arborea and E. lusitanica for comparison.

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What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

finrod

Date

May 19, 2016

Place

Nice (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

hermannfalkner

Date

March 31, 2016 05:17 PM CEST

Place

Madeira (Google, OSM)

Description

Taxon: Erica arborea
2016-03-31 Portugal, Madeira, Funchal/Monte (370 msm)
Native of Madeira.
Portuguese name: urze-molar, betouro, urze-branca
German name: Baum-Heide
ID source: Grupo de Botânica da Madeira - Flora de Madeira: Erica arborea
Habitat: Eucalyptus forest
Occurrence: rather common

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

April 27, 2016

Description

There used to be a specimen tree nearby. BG Curator David Barwick said that there had never been seedlings found nearby, but this one has recently turned up right at the edge of the path in an adjacent plot, well after the probable parent was removed. It does have the characteristic hairs on the stem that separates E. arborea from E. lusitanica. It is to be removed.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

joachim

Date

April 10, 2016 11:04 AM CEST

Place

Monte albo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

johnvandenhoeven

Date

April 22, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

joachim

Date

April 6, 2016 03:26 PM CEST

Place

sanalvo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

fabienpiednoir

Date

April 14, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

leibele

Date

April 8, 2016 06:11 PM CEST

Place

Italy (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

fabienpiednoir

Date

March 26, 2016 11:40 AM CET

Description

Erica arborea

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La Croix des Gardes is a protected, but higly anthropised maquis. The area is characterised by the presence of non-native Acacacia dealbata, Eucalyptus, parrots, and Freesia. Pinus pinea is probably non-native too, though long date established.

Typical flora includes Cistus monspelliensis and salviifolius, but no C. albidus, and Quercus suber and pubescens, but no Q. ilex.
Though I was looking for it, I wasn't able to find any Gladiolus too, nor than any sand wasp, despite the sandy soil on gneissic and shale terrain.

Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, taken without a good camera but my single cellphone, with a terrible autofocus...

Fauna is poorly illustrated, since I wasn't able to catch many animals with that poor device ; it includes Pieris, and other kind of butterflies, many bees, including a mating couple of Xylocopa (either X. violaceus or X. valga), which was the first time I saw the mating. No wasps seen, probably to early in the season, and to cool yet...

Exact location is not precised, given that the occurence of various protected species, including S. neglecta that I though to be disapeared from the area, when the last site I knew it grew were built...

Photos / Sounds

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

fabienpiednoir

Date

March 26, 2016 11:40 AM CET

Description

Erica arborea

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La Croix des Gardes is a protected, but higly anthropised maquis. The area is characterised by the presence of non-native Acacacia dealbata, Eucalyptus, parrots, and Freesia. Pinus pinea is probably non-native too, though long date established.

Typical flora includes Cistus monspelliensis and salviifolius, but no C. albidus, and Quercus suber and pubescens, but no Q. ilex.
Though I was looking for it, I wasn't able to find any Gladiolus too, nor than any sand wasp, despite the sandy soil on gneissic and shale terrain.

Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, taken without a good camera but my single cellphone, with a terrible autofocus...

Fauna is poorly illustrated, since I wasn't able to catch many animals with that poor device ; it includes Pieris, and other kind of butterflies, many bees, including a mating couple of Xylocopa (either X. violaceus or X. valga), which was the first time I saw the mating. No wasps seen, probably to early in the season, and to cool yet...

Exact location is not precised, given that the occurence of various protected species, including S. neglecta that I though to be disapeared from the area, when the last site I knew it grew were built...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree heath Erica arborea

Observer

paolapalazzolo

Date

March 26, 2016 05:06 PM CET
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Description from Wikipedia

Erica arborea (tree heath) is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae, native to the maquis shrublands surrounding the Mediterranean Basin and west to Portugal and the Canary and Madeira Islands. There are disjunct populations in Africa including the Ethiopian Highlands, the mountains of Ruwenzori and the Cameroon Mountains. It is a part of the heather family of flowering plants.

No range data available.
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