Botanical name

Erica melostoma subsp. minor

Family

Ericaceae

Status

Endangered

Description

Erect shrub to 1m. Leaves have black stomas; flowers are large, ovoid to tubular; yellow to greenish-yellow, often with dark brown apex, or yellow-orange; far exserted anthers.

Resembles Erica coccinea.

Greek: melas = dark, black, stoma = opening; referring to the leaves of this species.

Habitat

Mountain slopes to coastal hills

Flower Date

January to December.