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Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora

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

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

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, with many, ...

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

... National Botanical Garden July 2018 Erica lutea is a slender, compact, branched shrublet, with an upright but lax ... to autumn and early winter (February to May). Erica lutea is confined to southern Africa, where it is found growing in the ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2018 Erica irregularis is a fairly robust shrub, which can grow as tall as ... factors, peak seed release is in late August. In the wild, Erica irregularis can take 5 years from germination to reach flowering stage. ...

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

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

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

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

... National Botanical Garden July 2016 Erica discolor varies from an erect, single-stemmed or sparsely branched, ... to produce flowers throughout the year. Erica discolor is a very common and widespread species, often recorded on ...

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

... National Botanical Garden April 2016   Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora forms an erect, well-branched, bushy ... from April to December or January. Erica glomiflora var. glomiflora occurs over a wide area along the ...

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

... The flowers are probably pollinated by insects. Erica Grow Erica peziza in soil that is well drained, with an acidic pH of 5.5–6.5. It ...

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

... National Botanical Garden September 2015 Erica baueri subsp. gouriquae differs from its sister subspecies in size, ... and taller shrub, between 1.5 and 2.5 m high, whereas, Erica baueri subsp. baueri  is sparsely branched and grows up to 1.5 m ...

07 / 09 / 2015 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica cameronii

Erica cameronii. Photo Ross Turner
Common names: Cameron’s heath, crimson heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2015 Erica cameronii is a prostrate, woody shrub, typically growing to a metre in ... of three and appear from November to January. Erica cameronii occurs high on the rugged Hex River Mountains between ...

22 / 06 / 2015 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica sociorum

Bush of Erica sociorum in flower
Common names: Noordhoek cliff heath, partner heath, companion heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden February 2015 Erica sociorum grows as a closely branched shrublet, draped down south-facing ... up to 1 m in diameter. The leaves are relatively large for Erica , strong and closely arranged on the stems. The flowers vary ...

23 / 02 / 2015 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica sparsa var. sparsa

Erica sparsa in flower
Common names: pink-smoke heath, ker-ker
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden February 2015   Erica sparsa is an erect shrub about 1 m tall. It has many upward-pointing ... mouth.   There are two varieties recognized: Erica sparsa Lodd. var. sparsa and E. sparsa var. ...

09 / 02 / 2015 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica diaphana

Flowers of Erica diaphana
Common names: diaphanous heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2015 Erica diaphana is as an erect shrub, up to 1.8 m tall, with rigid, spreading ... corolla tube as a dark ring towards the tip. Erica diaphana flowers in mid- to late summer (December to March). ...

26 / 01 / 2015 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica annectens

Bush in flower
Common names: cliff-hanger heath
Family: Ericaceae

... every time he looks at a flower.’  ~Alan C. Kay. Erica annectens is an erect to spreading, perennial, dwarf shrub usually ... in mid-summer, from December to February. In the field Erica annectens may be confused with E. quadrisulcata (orange rock-heath) ...

29 / 12 / 2014 | Julia September | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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Erica croceovirens

Erica croceovirens
Common names: saffron heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2014 Erica croceovirens is a scraggy shrub growing up to 1.5m tall with a few, ... hairs are found on the stems and leaves. Erica croceovirens has a limited distribution being confined to a small area ...

14 / 04 / 2014 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica recurvata

Image Ross Turner
Common names: Drooping round-headed heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Seed Bank Partnership February 2014 Erica recurvata is a small shrub growing of 0.3-0.6m in ideal conditions. In ... slightly sticky and appear in the winter months. Erica recurvata was (re)discovered in the Napier Mountains in the Western Cape, ...

03 / 02 / 2014 | Victoria Wilman | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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Erica quadrisulcata

Erica quadrisulcata
Common names: orange rock-heath, Swartkop heath, four-groove heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden January 2014   Erica quadrisulcata is an upright to sprawling shrub, 300-500mm tall. It has ... to have seasons where few flowers are produced. Erica quadrisulcata could be confused with Erica nevillei , the red ...

20 / 01 / 2014 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica halicacaba

Growing amonst the rocks
Common names: bladder-heath, gooseberry heath
Family: Ericaceae

... usually keep the plants stunted or compact. Erica halicacaba is endemic to the Cape Peninsula (Western Cape) and is ... by the persistent south-east winds. Flowers of Erica halicacaba are adapted for pollination by Orange-breasted Sunbirds who ...

03 / 11 / 2013 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glandulosa subsp. fourcadei

Bright red form
Common names: Fourcade's heath
Family: Ericaceae

... dry environmental conditions associated with this. Erica glandulosa subsp . fourcadei is found in exposed, windy and sunny ... are pollinated as the birds move from flower to flower. Erica Fourcade's erica is easily grown from fresh seed which should ...

26 / 08 / 2013 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa

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

... Botanical Garden May 2013   Erica glandulosa is a widespread species and shows considerable variation ... has prompted taxonomists to group it into four subspecies. Erica glandulosa subsp . glandulosa is the best known and most widely ...

20 / 05 / 2013 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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