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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, ... resprout after a fire, whereas others don't. In the field, Erica coccinea is most often confused with E. plukenetii , ...

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

Erica fairii flowers
Common names: fairy heath, Fair's erica
Family: Ericaceae

... Dabush Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden March 2011 Erica fairii is a low-growing, erect, straggling shrub ... average height of 60 cm. Flowering from December to June, Erica fairii's yellowish green elongated urn-shaped flowers ... appearance. E. fairii has no close relatives. The genus Erica contains a total of 860 species and these may be found ...

28 / 03 / 2011 | Julia Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica taxifolia

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

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden January 2011 Erica taxifolia is a well-branched, upright shrub growing to ... is easily confused with the larger-flowered forms of Erica coriifolia, but they can be told apart by their foliage and calyces: the leaves of Erica taxifolia are long and spreading while those of Erica ...

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

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden November 2010 Erica nevillei is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub ... an average height of 40 mm. Flowering from January to May, Erica nevillei's bright red tubular flowers are 20-24 mm ... occur in dense whorls round the branches in groups of 4-6. Erica nevillei is often confused with Erica quadrisulcata but ...

29 / 11 / 2010 | Julia Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica triflora

Erica triflora shrub
Common names: bearded tree heath, three-flower erica (Eng.); baardboomheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden October 2010 Erica triflora is a sturdy, erect shrub and may under ... have smaller flowers, which may be tinged with pink. Erica triflora is limited to the northern section of the Cape ... slopes in well drained and seasonally moist sandy soils. Erica triflora occurs on the upper slopes of the mountains of ...

18 / 10 / 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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2010 Erica curviflora is an erect, woody shrub growing up to 1.6 m ... yellow and orange to dark red. There is a lovely variety, Erica curviflora var. diffusa, from the Akkedisberg, in the ... the year depending upon locality and the age of the plant. Erica curviflora is widely distributed from the mountains ...

13 / 09 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | 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

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2010 Erica glauca is an erect, woody shrub growing up to at least ... leaves that are found on the upper half of the branches. Erica glauca var. glauca is restricted to the upper, middle ... lower mountain slopes in the Ceres and Clanwilliam areas. Erica glauca grows in sandstone fynbos in mountainous areas ...

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

Common names: dwarf heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG Julia Dabush Kirstenbosch NBG May 2010   Erica nana is a low-growing, sprawling, woody shrub attaining ... in a ring around the stem), 4-8 mm long, erect and linear. Erica nana is highly floriferous, the flowers often ... Anthers have awns (appendages at the base of the anther). Erica nana grows naturally at high altitudes on the rocks and ...

17 / 05 / 2010 | Julia Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica psittacina

Erica psittacina flowers
Common names: Hlabeni heath
Family: Ericaceae

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

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

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden January 2010 Erica baccans is an erect, woody, densely branched, ... help to give each flower a box-like appearance. This Erica is covered with masses of pink flowers from September ... producing spectacular displays on mountain slopes. Erica baccans is endemic to the Cape Peninsula where it grows ...

18 / 01 / 2010 | 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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica sessiliflora is an erect, woody, densely branched, ... but in one form they are a striking dark red. No other Erica shares this characteristic, it is unique to E. sessiliflora. Erica sessiliflora has a wide distribution range. It occurs ...

28 / 09 / 2009 | Liezel Brand | 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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2009   Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is an erect shrub, up to ... produced in winter and spring (from June to September). Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is endemic to the Cape ... , but the two subspecies do not appear to hybridize. Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is found in Peninsula ...

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

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica formosa is a compact, much-branched, bushy shrublet, up ... splashes of white on hillsides from July to November. Erica formosa is found along the coastal flats and lower, ... where the soil is well drained, but slightly clayey. Erica formosa grows on damp, south-facing hills or mountain ...

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

... Botanical Garden June 2009 updated January 2019     Erica abietina subsp. abietina is a sturdy shrub up to 1.5 m ... above the 500 m contour amongst rocks in full sunlight. Erica abietina subsp. abietina is found in Peninsula ... from the quartzites of the Table Mountain Series. This erica is one of many red flowered plants found on Table ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2009     Erica margaritacea forms a low, compact shrub up to 500 mm ... blush. Flowering occurs in the summer (October to March). Erica margaritacea was once found in large colonies on the ... self-sows profusely, with seedlings emerging after fire. Erica margaritacea is one of the remaining Peninsula ericas, ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden March 2009   Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea is a sturdy shrub up to 1 m ... Peninsula and is fairly tolerant of strong coastal wind. Erica abietina subsp. atrorosea is found in Peninsula ... stems serve as good perches for these birds when feeding. Erica The red heath should be planted in gardens where it is ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden January 2009   Erica mammosa is a slow-growing and long-lived, robust, ... numerous small seeds. The seeds are shed when ripe. Erica mammosa grows in sandy, well-drained soil which is ... District and on the Cape Peninsula. The tubular flowers of Erica mammosa are pollinated by sunbirds. After pollination, ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2008 Erica plukenetii is an erect, sturdy shrub that grows up to ... during late summer-winter-spring (March to September). Erica plukenetii has a wide distribution range, from the ... sunbirds, which appear to be the main pollinating agent. Erica Erica plukenetii, like many other ericas, is very easy ...

29 / 12 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch 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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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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