Photo by Ted Oliver
|Dr E.G.H. Oliver|
Dept of Botany & Zoology
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
See Ted's photos
Main research is on the genus Erica (heaths, heathers, heide) which is the
largest plant genus on the African continent and possibly the most concentrated
genus in the world's flora, but also other aspects of the remarkable Cape Flora.
He has published some 110 papers.
Ted was married to Inge M. Oliver (née Nitzsche), who died on 7 July 2003. They had a son, Thomas, and two daughters, Tessa and Nicola.
Hobbies: plants (gardening), hiking, classical music, English church music
Favourite quote: 'Ex Africa semper aliquid novi' (Pliny) - Out of Africa always something new!!
Dolf Schumann, Gerhard Kirsten & E.G.H.Oliver (consultant)
Ericas of South Africa
Fernwood Press, Newlands,1992
272 pp, numerous colour photos covering the 468 species included
Systematics of Ericeae (Ericaceae: Ericoideae),
species with indehiscent and partially dehiscent fruits.
Contributions from Bolus Herbarium 19: 1-483, 2000
Reduction of 23 African and European genera to synonymy under Erica;
b&w line drawings of the 85 species
Inge & Ted Oliver
Field guide to the Ericas of the Cape Peninsula
Protea Atlas Project, National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch, 2000
143 pp with b&w line drawings of the 104 species