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Erica plukenetii

Erica plukenetii shrub
Common names: Plukenet's heath (Eng.); hangertjie (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2008 Erica plukenetii is an erect, sturdy shrub that grows up to 900 mm, but some ... late summer-winter-spring (March to September). Erica plukenetii has a wide distribution range, from the Spektakelberg in ...

29 / 12 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica mammosa

Eerica mammosa pink-white, Malmesbury
Common names: nine-pin heath (Eng.); rooiklossieheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden January 2009   Erica mammosa is a slow-growing and long-lived, robust, erect, well-branched ... small seeds. The seeds are shed when ripe. Erica mammosa grows in sandy, well-drained soil which is nutrient-poor and ...

12 / 01 / 2009 | Etienne Arendse | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea

Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea growing above Kalk Bay
Common names: rosy pink heath, wine-red heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden March 2009   Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea is a sturdy shrub up to 1 m high. It ... and is fairly tolerant of strong coastal wind. Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea is found in Peninsula Sandstone fynbos. ...

23 / 03 / 2009 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica margaritacea

Erica margaritacea flowers
Common names: pearl heath (Eng.); heuningheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden May 2009     Erica margaritacea forms a low, compact shrub up to 500 mm tall. The leaves ... in the summer (October to March). Erica margaritacea was once found in large colonies on the sandy flats of ...

18 / 05 / 2009 | C Cowell | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica abietina subsp. abietina

Erica abietina subsp. abietina flowers and leaves
Common names: red heath (Eng.); rooiheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... June 2009 updated January 2019     Erica abietina subsp. abietina is a sturdy shrub up to 1.5 m high. It ... the 500 m contour amongst rocks in full sunlight. Erica abietina subsp. abietina is found in Peninsula Sandstone fynbos. ...

01 / 06 / 2009 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica formosa

Erica formosa flowers
Common names: white heath (Eng.); witheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica formosa is a compact, much-branched, bushy shrublet, up to 600 mm ... white on hillsides from July to November. Erica formosa is found along the coastal flats and lower, moist, ...

14 / 09 / 2009 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica abietina subsp. constantiana

Erica abietina subsp. constantiana growing on slopes of Chapman's Peak
Common names: Constantiaberg heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2009   Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is an erect shrub, up to 0.4 m high. ... in winter and spring (from June to September). Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is endemic to the Cape Peninsula and ...

21 / 09 / 2009 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica sessiliflora

Erica sessiliflora
Common names: green heath, white bottlebrush heath (Eng.); groenheide, groenbottelheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica sessiliflora is an erect, woody, densely branched, strong-growing ... but in one form they are a striking dark red. No other Erica shares this characteristic, it is unique to E. sessiliflora. ...

28 / 09 / 2009 | Liezel Brand | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica baccans

Erica baccans shrub
Common names: berry heath (Eng.); bessieheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2010 Erica baccans is an erect, woody, densely branched, strong-growing shrub ... help to give each flower a box-like appearance. This Erica is covered with masses of pink flowers from September to November ...

18 / 01 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica psittacina

Erica psittacina flowers
Common names: none listed
Family: Ericaceae

... (CREW) Programme: KZN node May 2010 Erica psittacina is a large, woody, bushy, erect, single-stemmed shrub that ... to brown. It is a very distinct species among the 32 Erica species that occur in KwaZulu-Natal. Erica psittacina is closely ...

10 / 05 / 2010 | Suvarna Parbhoo | CREW
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Erica nana

Common names: dwarf heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG May 2010   Erica nana is a low-growing, sprawling, woody shrub attaining a diameter of ... the stem), 4-8 mm long, erect and linear. Erica nana is highly floriferous, the flowers often completely covering the ...

17 / 05 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glauca var. glauca

Erica glauca var. glauca
Common names: cup-and-saucer heath (Eng.); kommetjiepieringheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2010 Erica glauca is an erect, woody shrub growing up to at least 1 m and ... found on the upper half of the branches. Erica glauca var. glauca is restricted to the upper, middle and lower ...

19 / 07 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica curviflora

Erica curviflora var. curviflora
Common names: water heath (Eng.); waterbos, waterheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2010 Erica curviflora is an erect, woody shrub growing up to 1.6 m tall. It arises ... yellow and orange to dark red. There is a lovely variety, Erica curviflora var. diffusa, from the Akkedisberg, in the Overberg, ...

13 / 09 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica triflora

Erica triflora shrub
Common names: baardboomheide (Afr.); bearded tree erica (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2010 Erica triflora is a sturdy, erect shrub and may under favourable conditions ... which may be tinged with pink. Erica triflora is limited to the northern section of the Cape Peninsula ...

18 / 10 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica nevillei

Erica nevillei flowers showing anthers foliage
Common names: red rock-heath (Eng.); klouterplant (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2010 Erica nevillei is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... height of 40 mm. Flowering from January to May, Erica nevillei's bright red tubular flowers are 20-24 mm long, sticky and ...

29 / 11 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica taxifolia

Erica taxifolia foliage
Common names: yew-leaved heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden January 2011 Erica taxifolia is a well-branched, upright shrub growing to 600 mm. Its ... is easily confused with the larger-flowered forms of Erica coriifolia, but they can be told apart by their foliage and calyces: ...

14 / 02 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica fairii

Erica fairii flowers
Common names: fairy heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2011 Erica fairii is a low-growing, erect, straggling shrub attaining an average height of 60 cm. Flowering from December to June, Erica fairii's yellowish green elongated urn-shaped flowers are 7 - 8 mm ...

28 / 03 / 2011 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea

Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea
Common names: tassel heath, small tassel heath (Eng.); hangertjie (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... at Kirstenbosch, for sharing his experience in growing Erica coccinea. Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea is a rigid, stoutly branched, bushy ...

09 / 05 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica haematocodon

Erica haematocodon flowers and foliage
Common names: bloodbell heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2011   Erica haematocodon is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... mm. Flowering in midsummer, from December to February, Erica haematocodon's deep red bell-shaped flowers are 3 mm long, occurring ...

23 / 05 / 2011 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica shannonii

Erica shannonii
Common names: Countess of Shannon's erica
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2011 Erica shannonii is an erect, rounded, woody shrub growing up to about 450 mm ... from about the same point at the end of a branch. Erica shannonii is restricted to the lower slopes of the Klein Rivier ...

28 / 11 / 2011 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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