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Erica 'Gengold'

Erica 'Gengold' (Peter Swart)
Common names: Gengold Heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kingdom to build up superb collections of the Protea and Erica families, which formed the backbone of the collections we have today. The Parents: Erica nana , the name nana meaning 'dwarf' refers to its low spreading ...

30 / 08 / 2000 | 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 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 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 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 Seedbank Project
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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 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 baueri subsp. baueri

Erica baueri
Common names: bridal or Albertinia heath
Family: Ericaceae

... the desiccating effects of persistent, strong summer wind. Erica baueri subsp. baueri may therefore be classified as a waterwise plant. A threatened plant in nature This erica is confined to certain limited areas of the Riversdale and Albertinia ...

02 / 07 / 2001 | 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 cerinthoides

Erica cerinthoides
Common names: fire erica, fire heath, red hairy heath, rooihaartjie, klipheide
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Gardens August 2001 Erica cerinthoides is an extremely variable species over its distribution ... region resulting in the recognition of a separate variety Erica cerinthoides var. barbertona , which has short flower tubes. A ...

13 / 08 / 2001 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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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 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 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 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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