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Erica lutea

Erica lutea
Common names: yellow-rice heath, rice heath (Eng.); geelrysheide, rysheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2018 Erica lutea is a slender, compact, branched shrublet, with an upright but lax ... to autumn and early winter (February to May). Erica lutea is confined to southern Africa, where it is found growing in the ...

02 / 07 / 2018 | Sinikeziwe Ncaphayi | 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 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 nana

Common names: dwarf heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG May 2010   Erica nana is a low-growing, sprawling, woody shrub attaining a diameter of ... the stem), 4-8 mm long, erect and linear. Erica nana is highly floriferous, the flowers often completely covering the ...

17 / 05 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica nevillei

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

... National Botanical Garden November 2010 Erica nevillei is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... height of 40 mm. Flowering from January to May, Erica nevillei's bright red tubular flowers are 20-24 mm long, sticky and ...

29 / 11 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch 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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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 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 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 psittacina

Erica psittacina flowers
Common names: none listed
Family: Ericaceae

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

10 / 05 / 2010 | Suvarna Parbhoo | CREW
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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 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 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 rhopalantha var. rhopalantha

Erica rhopalantha (Loretta Floors)
Common names: club-shaped erica (Eng.); maroenheide, pienkheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... his knowledge and experience in propagating and growing Erica rhopalantha . Erica rhopalantha is an erect shrublet, up to 300 mm high, with many, ...

15 / 10 / 2018 | Karen Wall | Harold Porter 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 sessiliflora

Erica sessiliflora
Common names: green heath, white bottlebrush heath (Eng.); groenheide, groenbottelheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica sessiliflora is an erect, woody, densely branched, strong-growing ... but in one form they are a striking dark red. No other Erica shares this characteristic, it is unique to E. sessiliflora. ...

28 / 09 / 2009 | Liezel Brand | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica shannonii

Erica shannonii
Common names: Countess of Shannon's erica
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2011 Erica shannonii is an erect, rounded, woody shrub growing up to about 450 mm ... from about the same point at the end of a branch. Erica shannonii is restricted to the lower slopes of the Klein Rivier ...

28 / 11 / 2011 | Anthony Hitchcock | 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 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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