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Erica vernicosa

Erica vernicosa
Common names: varnished heath (Eng.), vernisteheid (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Festus Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2022 Erica vernicosa is a low growing, spreading, evergreen ... they will germinate when conditions become favourable. Erica Erica vernicosa grows well in soil with a pH ranging from ...

30 / 05 / 2022 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica cruenta

Erica cruenta
Common names: crimson heath (Eng.), rooiheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... and Eliza Baster and Loretta Floors for images. Erica cruenta is an upright, laxly branched shrub that grows ... in winter. It also experiences frost in certain areas. Erica cruenta is listed as an important species occurring in ... layers of clays and fine granules of sedimentary rocks Erica cruenta flowers are pollinated by nectar-feeding birds. ...

13 / 12 / 2021 | Karen Wall | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica nabea

Erica nabea
Common names: sepal heath, MacNab’s heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2021 Erica nabea is an evergreen, upright shrub that is sparsely ... pointed as well as grooved, which is characteristic of the Erica species. Tiny hairs are also noticeable on the leaf ... different presentation of the flowers than most species of Erica . The corolla is only 3 mm long, whereas the sepals are ...

06 / 12 / 2021 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica amoena

Erica amoena
Common names: feathery heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... the authors thank Tony Rebelo for the image of Erica amoena growing beside a pond, in habitat and dedicate this article to to Lil Erica, also known as Hlosi Olerato Amoena.   Erica amoena is an upright, subglabrous, branched shrub which ...

29 / 11 / 2021 | Kamogelo Solomon Modimola | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis

Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis
Common names: Kraaifontein heath
Family: Ericaceae

... plant as part of the Global Conservation Consortium for Erica ; Cherise Viljoen and Mashudu Nndanduleni for their ... support; Alice Notten for providing the images of Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis in flower; and finally Mrs. Erica (Siqamo Yeko) for her continuous support and help in ...

27 / 09 / 2021 | Kamogelo Solomon Modimola | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica lateralis

Erica lateralis
Common names: button heath (Eng.); knopiesheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... author thanks Alice Notten for providing the images.   Erica lateralis has an upright to spreading habit and grows ... the soil until the ideal conditions allow for germination. Erica Erica lateralis prefers a soil with good drainage with an ...

13 / 09 / 2021 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica ericoides

Erica ericoides
Common names: honey heath, erica heath (Eng.); heuningheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... long, with 4 spreading lobes and show 4 exserted anthers. Erica ericoides is quite similar in appearance to Erica barbigeroides and Erica russakiana, to the untrained eye. Closer observation ...

05 / 07 / 2021 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica densifolia

Erica densifolia
Common names: sticky red-and-green heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... which is exserted, the stamens are hidden in the flower. Erica densifolia is a South African endemic, confined to the ... plays a main role in carrying out the pollination process. Erica Ericas prefer a soil with a good drainage and with a pH ... beds as soon as they are ± 100 mm tall. The genus name Erica is derived from the Greek word ereiko , which means ...

12 / 04 / 2021 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis

Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis
Common names: George onecolour heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2020 Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis is an evergreen, ... with green or yellow tips. Sepals are about 11 mm long. Erica unicolor is closely related to other tubular Erica species in the southern Cape, such as E. versicolor , ...

07 / 12 / 2020 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica tragulifera

Erica tragulifera
Common names: Kamanassie white heath (Eng.); kamanassiewitheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... September 2020 Images: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG. Erica tragulifera is a low-growing, evergreen shrub of about ... time is midwinter to late spring (July to November). Erica tragulifera is endemic to South Africa. The provincial ... the Renosterveld and Waboomveld, usually on lower slopes. Erica tragulifera is not a re-sprouter; this is a plant that ...

14 / 09 / 2020 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica curvirostris

Erica curvirostris
Common names: honey heath, honey-scented heath (Eng.); heuningheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2020 Erica curvirostris is a compact, rounded, upright shrublet, ... period is in late summer and autumn, from February to May. Erica curvirostris grows in dry, stony areas, among rocks, on ... where it occurs on Table Mountain and Constantiaberg. Erica curvirostris flowers at the driest time of the year, ...

18 / 05 / 2020 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora

Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora
Common names: golden heath (Eng.); goueheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden February 2019 Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora is a robust, upright ... of the branches, in mid to late summer (January to March). Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora occurs on open, dry, ... transfer pollen from one flower to another while feeding. Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora does not have a ...

11 / 02 / 2019 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica rhopalantha var. rhopalantha

Erica rhopalantha (Loretta Floors)
Common names: club-shaped erica (Eng.); maroenheide, pienkheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... his knowledge and experience in propagating and growing Erica rhopalantha . Erica rhopalantha is an erect shrublet, up to 300 mm high, ... the leaf surface area while exposed to the sun and wind. Erica Erica rhopalantha can be planted in a sunny spot in the ...

15 / 10 / 2018 | Karen Wall | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica lutea

Erica lutea
Common names: yellow-rice heath, rice heath (Eng.); geelrysheide, rysheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Ncaphayi Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2018 Erica lutea is a slender, compact, branched shrublet, with an ... late summer to autumn and early winter (February to May). Erica lutea is confined to southern Africa, where it is found ... ( Capys alphaeus ) has also been observed visiting Erica lutea flowers for nectar. This butterfly breeds on ...

02 / 07 / 2018 | Sinikeziwe Ncaphayi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica irregularis

Erica irregularis, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
Common names: Gansbaai heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Wilman Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2018 Erica irregularis is a fairly robust shrub, which can grow as ... factors, peak seed release is in late August. In the wild, Erica irregularis can take 5 years from germination to reach flowering stage. This species is similar to Erica baccans , but is distinguished by its unique ...

07 / 05 / 2018 | Victoria Wilman | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glandulosa subsp. breviflora

Erica glandulosa subsp. breviflora
Common names: Humansdorp glandulous heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden March 2018 Erica glandulosa subsp . breviflora is a sturdy, ... autumn to spring (April-September), the same period as Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa . Erica glandulosa subsp . breviflora is extremely localized, ...

26 / 03 / 2018 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica discolor

Erica discolor
Common names: two-colour heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2016 Erica discolor varies from an erect, single-stemmed or ... has been noted to produce flowers throughout the year. Erica discolor is a very common and widespread species, often ... the southern Cape receives rain throughout the year. Erica discolor grows on mountain slopes and along the windy ...

25 / 07 / 2016 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora

Erica glomiflora (HG Robertson, Iziko Museums of South Africa)
Common names: lantern heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden April 2016   Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora forms an erect, ... until mid-summer, from April to December or January. Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora occurs over a wide area ... near Oudtshoorn and on the Kammanassie and Kouga. Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora grows in well-drained, ...

18 / 04 / 2016 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica peziza

Erica peziza (Andrewm iSpot)
Common names: woollysnow heath, velvet bell heath, white heath (Eng.); kapokkie (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... sandstone. The flowers are probably pollinated by insects. Erica Grow Erica peziza in soil that is well drained, with an acidic pH ... to overfertilize. Prune lightly to encourage branching. Erica peziza can be propagated from cuttings and seed. Sow ...

28 / 12 / 2015 | Nomama Mei | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica baueri subsp. gouriquae

Erica baueri subsp. gouriquae
Common names: Gouriqua heath, bridal heath
Family: Ericaceae

... KIrstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2015 Erica baueri subsp. gouriquae differs from its sister ... and taller shrub, between 1.5 and 2.5 m high, whereas, Erica baueri subsp. baueri  is sparsely branched and grows ... Its leaves are green, longer, spreading or erect, unlike Erica baueri   subsp. baueri which has grey-green, short, ...

07 / 09 / 2015 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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