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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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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