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Erica 'Gengold'

Erica 'Gengold' (Peter Swart)
Common names: Gengold Heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kingdom to build up superb collections of the Protea and Erica families, which formed the backbone of the collections we have today. The Parents: Erica nana , the name nana meaning 'dwarf' refers to its low ... bush in spring, from August to October. The other parent, Erica patersonii , is by contrast a tall species supporting ...

30 / 08 / 2000 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica baueri subsp. baueri

Erica baueri
Common names: bridal heath, Albertinia heath (Eng.); witheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... the desiccating effects of persistent, strong summer wind. Erica baueri subsp. baueri may therefore be classified as a waterwise plant. A threatened plant in nature This erica is confined to certain limited areas of the Riversdale ... the tall thatching grass,   Thamnochortus insignis . Erica This erica grows in nature in deep, well-drained, sandy ...

02 / 07 / 2001 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica cerinthoides

Erica cerinthoides
Common names: fire erica, fire heath, red hairy heath, rooihaartjie, klipheide
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens August 2001 Erica cerinthoides is an extremely variable species over its ... region resulting in the recognition of a separate variety Erica cerinthoides var. barbertona , which has short flower ... form has also been recorded from Mpumalanga and Swaziland. Erica cerinthoides is one of a few ericas that resprout from ...

13 / 08 / 2001 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica ventricosa

Erica ventricosa
Common names: wax heath, washeide, porcelain heath, Franschhoek heath, Franschhoekheide
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden November 2001 Erica ventricosa forms a well-branched erect shrub between ... also gives the false impression that they are sticky.  Erica ventricosa  grows on mountain slopes between 300 m and ... parts of the proboscis and carried to the next flower. Erica Erica ventricosa is easily cultivated, and is one of ...

19 / 11 / 2001 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica urna-viridis

Flowers of Erica urna-viridis: Photo: P Swart
Common names: green sticky heath (Eng.); groentaaiheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... may also be found at other times of the year.  This erica is endemic to the central Cape Peninsula and is often ... and appeared not to affect the rest of the plant. This erica regenerates from seed after fire and does not have the ability to resprout. Erica This species is relatively hardy and will tolerate a ...

27 / 05 / 2002 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica jasminiflora

Erica jasminiflora
Common names: jasmine heath (Eng.); trompetheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... but is inconspicuous in its habitat when not flowering. Erica jasminiflora was once common on the Swartberg near ... Mountain and probably amounts to less than 100 plants. Erica jasminiflora is a small, slow-growing, woody species ... as landing platforms, or by hovering during the process. Erica Seed of this species is hard to come by and recorded to ...

24 / 02 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica patersonii

Erica patersonia
Common names: mielie heath (Eng.); mielieheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden June 2003 Erica patersonii is an erect, sparsely branched shrub growing ... at the base of the stem and is woody and often bare. Erica patersonii grows in wet or marshy, reed-covered flats ... populations are becoming severely depleted by development. Erica Although in nature this species grows in marshy, peaty ...

16 / 06 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica perspicua

Erica perspicua
Common names: Prince of Wales heath (Eng.); veerheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Birds, bees and other insects pollinate the flowers. Erica Erica perspicua occurs in moist, wet areas amongst plants ... taken from the side shoots, either heel or tip cuttings. Erica  is one of the largest genera in South Africa, with ...

28 / 07 / 2003 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica turgida

Flowers of Erica turgida
Common names: Kenilworth heath
Family: Ericaceae

... with fluctuating moisture levels from winter to summer. Erica turgida came from an area which experiences quite moist ... emergence of more permanent woody plants such as ericas. Erica turgida  is a re-seeder and therefore depends upon ... and allow new plants to re-colonize the habitat. Erica Erica turgida is easy to grow provided it is given the ...

01 / 12 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica inordinata

Erica inordinata
Common names: Kammanassie erica
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2003 Erica inordinata is a robust, erect shrub, reaching about 1.2 ... flies that can hover while feeding on the nectar. Erica inordinata  grows on the upper slopes of the insular ... cooler conditions than on the surrounding Karoo plains. Erica This plant grows successfully in containers up to 30 cm ...

22 / 12 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica denticulata

Erica denticulata
Common names: scented heath (Eng.); lekkerruikheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden February 2005 Erica denticulata is an evergreen shrublet, which grows up to ... to mid-summer (August to January). Seventy-six species of Erica occur in Europe. The greatest concentration of ericas ... (specialized, elongated, sucking mouthparts) pollinate Erica denticulata. Its characteristic fine leaves are covered ...

14 / 02 / 2005 | Roger Tuckeldoe | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica leucotrachela

Flowers
Common names: white-tip heath
Family: Ericaceae

... of the corolla suggest that it is pollinated by birds.   Erica This erica grows best in moist, cool conditions. Plant amongst  ... which will strengthen the root system. The genus name Erica comes from the Greek word ereike meaning to break, in ...

12 / 09 / 2005 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica fastigiata

Flowers
Common names: four-sisters heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Carolus Harold Porter Botanical Garden December 2005 Erica fastigiata is an erect shrub, and can grow to a height ... and flies with a long proboscis. Seed is wind dispersed. Erica This plant is best grown by seed. To achieve optimum ... fertilizer, which will strengthen the root system. Erica fastigiata grows best in wet seepage areas. Plant among ...

05 / 12 / 2005 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica lowryensis

Erica lowryensis
Common names: Sir Lowry's Pass heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Harold Porter National Botanical Garden August 2006   Erica lowryensis is a bushy shrub, which, when mature, can ... range, the mountains above Betty's Bay and the Kogelberg. Erica This plant can be grown from seed or by cuttings. To ... plant in a well-drained soil mix for fynbos plants. Erica lowryensis is part of section Melastemon . Melas is the ...

07 / 08 / 2006 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica bakeri

Erica bakeri. Photo: Chris Burger
Common names: Wemmershoek marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

Ismail Ebrahim CREW Ismail Ebrahim CREW May 2007 Erica bakeri is a marsh shrublet up to 600 mm high. Branches ... and rose pink. Flowering time is August to November. Erica bakeri is restricted to one wetland/marsh area near ... association with two other critically endangered species. Erica bakeri is one of the most cryptic of the ericas and ...

14 / 05 / 2007 | Ismail Ebrahim | CREW
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Erica caterviflora

In flower
Common names: honey tree erica (Eng.); heuningboomheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden April 2008 Erica caterviflora  has a very limited distribution. It is an unusual erica as it assumes different growth forms depending upon ... gnarled trunks and a growth habit much like bonsai plants. Erica caterviflora  is an erect, well-branched, woody plant ...

28 / 04 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica regia subsp . regia

Erica regia: copyright Plantweb
Common names: Elim heath, bell heath, royal heath (Eng.); belletjieheide, elimsheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2008 Erica regia forms a small shrub up to ± 700 mm high. It has ... grows for about 10 years before becoming old and straggly. Erica regia grows on the windswept, sandy or gravelly coastal ... the western Bredasdorp area to near Elim and Vijoenshof. Erica regia subsp. regia grows on windswept coastal hills and ...

19 / 05 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica blenna var. grandiflora

Image of E. blenna var. grandiflora Photo: Plantweb
Common names: lantern heath, Riversdale heath (Eng.); belletjieheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2008 Erica blenna var. grandiflora is a tall, erect, woody shrub, ... seen in habitat are estimated to be over 10 years old. Erica blenna var. grandiflora is found on the lower, southern ... and lower temperatures may be tolerated for short periods. Erica blenna var. blenna occurs between Swellendam and ...

14 / 07 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica caffra

Erica caffra flowers
Common names: water heath, sweet-scented heath (Eng.); water-heide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Harold Porter National Botanical Garden November 2008 Erica caffra may grow as an upright bush or a small tree up ... that about 30 would weigh as much as a single poppy seed. Erica caffra is a very widespread species, always occurs in ... and possibly other small insects are the pollinators of Erica caffra. When the seed is mature, the capsule (fruit) ...

10 / 11 / 2008 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica hirtiflora

Erica hirtiflora flowers
Common names: hairy-flower heath, rough-flowered heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2008   Erica hirtiflora is an upright, bushy, lax shrub, 0.5-1.0 m ... The seeds are very small and difficult to harvest. Erica hirtiflora is one of the species that is indigenous to ... on south-facing slopes. The shape of the flowers of Erica hirtiflora indicates that it is pollinated by insects, ...

22 / 12 / 2008 | Natacha Williams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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