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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 ... bush in spring, from August to October. The other parent, Erica patersonii , is by contrast a tall species supporting ...

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

... 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 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 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 amoena

Erica amoena
Common names: feathery heath (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... the authors thank Tony Rebelo for the image of Erica amoena growing beside a pond, in habitat and dedicate this article to to Lil Erica, also known as Hlosi Olerato Amoena.   Erica amoena is an upright, subglabrous, branched shrub which ...

29 / 11 / 2021 | Kamogelo Solomon Modimola | 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 ... in mid-summer, from December to February. In the field Erica annectens may be confused with E. quadrisulcata (orange ... smaller, differently set and shaped anthers.   The genus Erica contains a total of 860 species and these may be found ...

29 / 12 / 2014 | Julia September | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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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 bakeri

Erica bakeri. Photo: Chris Burger
Common names: Wemmershoek marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

Ismail Ebrahim CREW Ismail Ebrahim CREW May 2007 Erica bakeri is a marsh shrublet up to 600 mm high. Branches ... and rose pink. Flowering time is August to November. Erica bakeri is restricted to one wetland/marsh area near ... association with two other critically endangered species. Erica bakeri is one of the most cryptic of the ericas and ...

14 / 05 / 2007 | Ismail Ebrahim | CREW
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Erica baueri subsp. baueri

Erica baueri
Common names: bridal heath, Albertinia heath (Eng.); witheide (Afr.)
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 ... the tall thatching grass,   Thamnochortus insignis . Erica This erica grows in nature in deep, well-drained, sandy ...

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

... KIrstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2015 Erica baueri subsp. gouriquae differs from its sister ... and taller shrub, between 1.5 and 2.5 m high, whereas, Erica baueri subsp. baueri  is sparsely branched and grows ... Its leaves are green, longer, spreading or erect, unlike Erica baueri   subsp. baueri which has grey-green, short, ...

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

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2008 Erica blenna var. grandiflora is a tall, erect, woody shrub, ... seen in habitat are estimated to be over 10 years old. Erica blenna var. grandiflora is found on the lower, southern ... and lower temperatures may be tolerated for short periods. Erica blenna var. blenna occurs between Swellendam and ...

14 / 07 / 2008 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis

Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis
Common names: Kraaifontein heath
Family: Ericaceae

... plant as part of the Global Conservation Consortium for Erica ; Cherise Viljoen and Mashudu Nndanduleni for their ... support; Alice Notten for providing the images of Erica bolusiae var. cyathiformis in flower; and finally Mrs. Erica (Siqamo Yeko) for her continuous support and help in ...

27 / 09 / 2021 | Kamogelo Solomon Modimola | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica brachialis

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

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden April 2012 Erica brachialis is a sturdy, erect, woody shrub up to 2 m ... time is mid to late summer (January-February-March). Erica brachialis occurs on rocky slopes, low coastal ... sea, yet the plants are unaffected by salty spray or wind. Erica brachialis is a long-lived plant. The oldest known wild ...

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

... 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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Erica cameronii

Erica cameronii. Photo Ross Turner
Common names: Hex River heath, Cameron heath, crimson heath (Eng.); heksrivierheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Hitchcock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden June 2015 Erica cameronii is a prostrate, woody shrub, typically ... in clusters of three and appear from November to January. Erica cameronii occurs high on the rugged Hex River Mountains ... to tide the vegetation through the long dry seasons. Erica cameronii is a rocky species in rocky scree fire ...

22 / 06 / 2015 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica canaliculata

Erica canaliculata
Common names: channelled heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden March 2012 Erica canaliculata is a large, erect shrub up to 2 or 3 m ... smell, not unpleasant yet not exactly pleasant either. Erica canaliculata grows along the coastal plains and valleys ... It appears to be pollinated by bees and small insects. Erica Erica canaliculata  is easily grown from fresh seed ...

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

... Kirstenbosch 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 ... gnarled trunks and a growth habit much like bonsai plants. Erica caterviflora  is an erect, well-branched, woody plant ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens August 2001 Erica cerinthoides is an extremely variable species over its ... region resulting in the recognition of a separate variety Erica cerinthoides var. barbertona , which has short flower ... form has also been recorded from Mpumalanga and Swaziland. Erica cerinthoides is one of a few ericas that resprout from ...

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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden December 2011     Erica clavisepala is a compact, bushy shrublet reaching only ... are long and thin and covered in long, shaggy hairs. Erica clavisepala is endemic to the Cape Peninsula where it ... short stature, dark green leaves and dark purple flowers. Erica clavisepala is probably pollinated by insects. Erica ...

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, ... 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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