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Erica sicula Guss. / Infraspecifics: Erica sicula ssp. sicula //Heterotypic Synonyms: Erica sicula ssp. cyrenaica Brullo & Furnari,  it is a perennial, shrubby and evergreen plant, it looks like a dense bush about 50 cm high and wide, from 30 to 150 cm high. It has short, needle-like leaves, 5–6 mm long, dark green with a velvety appearance. The flowers are pendulous and collected in bunches at the apex of the stems, with a pink funnel-shaped corolla.  Life Form: N.Ph,   Flowering in: May-Des,   Vern: Hamra,   Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is W. Sicilia, NE. Libya, S. Türkiye, Cyprus, Lebanon.    Notes: Wild in Libya/

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Wadp El-Teir, (24 km) W. Derna 1967 A deep Wadi (15 km) E. Susa 1968  Between Shahat and Susa, Wadi Qalaa above Ras El-Hilal 1970  Wadi Mahbool 1973  Tra Cirene e Apollonia 1974  Wadi Al Agar, (15,20 km) after Susa along the coastal road to Baida 1977  Wadi Zaza 2003   Wadi (Valley) Stowah region 2007   Wadi El-Kouf 2014   Wadi Haboon 2015   Gebel Akhder 2015   Barce, Wadi El-Ager 2016


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1978) Flora of Libya, Ericaceae Vol.  (54) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Hegazy, A.; Kabiel, H.; AlRowaily, S.; Lovett-Doust,L. and AlBorki, A. (2016) Plant communities and reproductive phenology in mountainous regions of northern Libya. Journal of  Forestry Research. July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 741–761.,  
El-Rabiai, G.T. & Al tira, M. (2015) Checklist of the Flora of Wadi Haboon at AI Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). International Journal of Pharmacy & Life Sciences 6(8-9): Aug-Sep, 2015:4661-4665] Coden (USA): IJPLCP ISSN: 0976-7126 Wadi Haboon at AI Jabal AI Akhdar 2015
Essokne, R.S. & Jury, S.L. (2015) Report on a visit to Gebel Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Fl. Medit. 25: 79-85-doi: 10.7320/FlMedit25.079-Version of Record published online on 30 December 2015. Report on a visit to Jebel Akhdar 2015
El-Mokasabi, F M. (2014) Floristic Composition and Traditional Uses of Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf, Al-Jabal Al-Akhder, Libya. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (8): 685-697, 2014, ISSN 1818-769,IDOSI Publications,2014DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.08.12375., Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf 2014
Nawras, A. M. B. (2007) A study of the vegetation cover in the Wadi (Valley) Stowah region. Master Thesis. Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University-Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Barasi, Y. M., EI-Sherif, l. M. & Gawhari, A. M. H.(2003) Checklist and analysis of the flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza at AI-Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Bocconea 16 (2): 1091-1105. 2003. – ISSN 1120-4060., flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza 2003_compressed