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Erica clavisepala

Erica clavisepala flowers and leaves
Common names: club heath, Cape Point marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Garden December 2011     Erica clavisepala is a compact, bushy shrublet reaching only 300 mm in ... and thin and covered in long, shaggy hairs. Erica clavisepala is endemic to the Cape Peninsula where it is confined ...

05 / 12 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica canaliculata

Erica canaliculata
Common names: channelled heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2012 Erica canaliculata is a large, erect shrub up to 2 or 3 m high, sometimes ... not unpleasant yet not exactly pleasant either. Erica canaliculata grows along the coastal plains and valleys from George to ...

05 / 03 / 2012 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica brachialis

Erica brachialis old and new flowers
Common names: hairy-tube heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2012 Erica brachialis is a sturdy, erect, woody shrub up to 2 m high. Old plants ... to late summer (January-February-March). Erica brachialis occurs on rocky slopes, low coastal mountains, on granitic ...

23 / 04 / 2012 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica scabriuscula

Flowers with bee
Common names: none recorded
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2012 Erica scabriuscula is a large, erect shrub developing into a very large bush ... pale pink, rounded to urn-shaped flowers. Erica scabriuscula occurs primarily from the eastern Langeberg, along the ...

17 / 12 / 2012 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica verticillata

Erica verticillata Belvedere in the Erica garden at Kirstenbosch
Common names: whorled heath, marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2013     Erica verticillata is a handsome, strong growing, hardy species averaging ... in a less orderly manner. There are eight cultivars of Erica verticillata at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Each collection is ...

04 / 02 / 2013 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica quadrangularis

White form in flower
Common names: baby heath, square heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2013     Erica quadrangularis forms an upright shrub up to 600 mm, with branches ... a shade of pink, from pale to rosy pink. Erica quadrangularis grows in seepage areas on sandy flats, on lower mountain ...

18 / 02 / 2013 | Alice Notten | 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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