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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 spreading ...

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

Erica baueri
Common names: bridal or Albertinia heath
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 and Albertinia ...

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

... National Botanical Gardens August 2001 Erica cerinthoides is an extremely variable species over its distribution ... region resulting in the recognition of a separate variety Erica cerinthoides var. barbertona , which has short flower tubes. A ...

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

... National Botanical Garden November 2001 Erica ventricosa forms a well-branched erect shrub between 0.5 and 1.0m in ... false impression that they are sticky.  Erica ventricosa  grows on mountain slopes between 300 m and 1400 m above sea ...

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

Flowers of Erica urna-viridis: Photo: P Swart
Common names: sticky heath, groentaaiheide
Family: Ericaceae

... may also be found at other times of the year.  This erica is endemic to the central Cape Peninsula and is often found in large and ... and appeared not to affect the rest of the plant. This erica regenerates from seed after fire and does not have the ability to ...

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

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

... inconspicuous in its habitat when not flowering. Erica jasminiflora was once common on the Swartberg near Caledon and the ... amounts to less than 100 plants. Erica jasminiflora is a small, slow-growing, woody species that reproduces ...

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

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

... National Botanical Garden June 2003 Erica patersonii is an erect, sparsely branched shrub growing up to 1 m tall. ... of the stem and is woody and often bare. Erica patersonii grows in wet or marshy, reed-covered flats along the Western ...

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 such as ...

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 conditions during ... more permanent woody plants such as ericas. Erica turgida  is a re-seeder and therefore depends upon periodic fire to ...

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

Erica inordinata
Common names: Kammanassie erica
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2003 Erica inordinata is a robust, erect shrub, reaching about 1.2 m in height. It ... flies that can hover while feeding on the nectar. Erica inordinata  grows on the upper slopes of the insular Kammanassie ...

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

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

... National Botanical Garden February 2005 Erica denticulata is an evergreen shrublet, which grows up to 0.45-0.5 m. It ... (August to January). Seventy-six species of Erica occur in Europe. The greatest concentration of ericas are found in the ...

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

Flowers
Common names: white-tip heath
Family: Ericaceae

... suggest that it is pollinated by birds.   Erica This erica grows best in moist, cool conditions. Plant amongst  Restio dispar ,  ...

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

Flowers
Common names: four-sisters heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Harold Porter Botanical Garden December 2005 Erica fastigiata is an erect shrub, and can grow to a height of about 1 m. ... with a long proboscis. Seed is wind dispersed. Erica This plant is best grown by seed. To achieve optimum germination ...

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

Erica lowryensis
Family: Ericaceae

... Harold Porter Botanical Garden August 2006 Erica lowryensis is a bushy shrub, which, when mature, can grow to a height ... the mountains above Betty's Bay and the Kogelberg. Erica This plant can be grown from seed or by cuttings. To achieve optimum ...

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

Erica bakeri. Photo: Chris Burger
Common names: No recorded common names
Family: Ericaceae

... Ismail Ebrahim CREW May 2007 Erica bakeri is a marsh shrublet up to 600 mm high. Branches are slender, ... rose pink. Flowering time is August to November. Erica bakeri is restricted to one wetland/marsh area near Wemmershoek. It ...

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

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

... 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 where it grows. It ...

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

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

... National Botanical Gardens May 2008 Erica regia forms a small shrub up to ± 700 mm high. It has thin woody ... about 10 years before becoming old and straggly. Erica regia grows on the windswept, sandy or gravelly coastal flats of the ...

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

... Botanical Garden July 2008 Erica blenna var. grandiflora is a tall, erect, woody shrub, 1.2-1.5 m ... in habitat are estimated to be over 10 years old. Erica blenna var. grandiflora is found on the lower, southern slopes of ...

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

... Botanical Garden November 2008 Erica caffra may grow as an upright bush or a small tree up to 4.5 m high. ... 30 would weigh as much as a single poppy seed. Erica caffra is a very widespread species, always occurs in wet or damp ...

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

Erica hirtiflora flowers
Common names: none
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2008 Erica hirtiflora is an upright, bushy, lax shrub, 0.5-1.0 m tall. The leaves ... seeds are very small and difficult to harvest. Erica hirtiflora flowers Erica hirtiflora is one of the species ...

22 / 12 / 2008 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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