Erica × mercatoris E.C.Nelson

, Plantsman 18(2): 63 (2019).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Plantsman. London
18(2): 63
Date of Publication
Jun 2019
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
E.C.Nelson s.n.
Collection Date
29 Sep 2018
Type Herbaria
holotype WSY WSY0108941
Distribution Of Types
Germany (Middle Europe, Europe)
Type Remarks
Parents crossed in Germany by Kurt Kramer. Holotype cultivated from clone 04-59-6 at Tippitiwitchet Cottage, Outwell, Norfolk.


The name is derived from the surname 'Kramer', recognizing Kurt Kramer's unique contribution to the breeding of novel cultivars. 'Kramer' is an occupational name meaning a retailer or shopkeeper; 'mercator' (merchant) is a Latin synonym.


Hybrid Parent
Erica spiculifolia Salisb., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 6: 324 (1802).
Hybrid Parent
Erica manipuliflora Salisb., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 6: 344 (1802).