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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 ventricosa

Erica ventricosa
Common names: wax heath, washeide, porcelain heath, Franschhoek heath, Franschhoekheide
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2001 Erica ventricosa forms a well-branched erect shrub between 0.5 and 1.0m in ... false impression that they are sticky.  Erica ventricosa  grows on mountain slopes between 300 m and 1400 m above sea ...

19 / 11 / 2001 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica urna-viridis

Flowers of Erica urna-viridis: Photo: P Swart
Common names: sticky heath, groentaaiheide
Family: Ericaceae

... may also be found at other times of the year.  This erica is endemic to the central Cape Peninsula and is often found in large and ... and appeared not to affect the rest of the plant. This erica regenerates from seed after fire and does not have the ability to ...

27 / 05 / 2002 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica turgida

Flowers of Erica turgida
Common names: Kenilworth heath
Family: Ericaceae

... with fluctuating moisture levels from winter to summer. Erica turgida came from an area which experiences quite moist conditions during ... more permanent woody plants such as ericas. Erica turgida  is a re-seeder and therefore depends upon periodic fire to ...

01 / 12 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica triflora

Erica triflora shrub
Common names: baardboomheide (Afr.); bearded tree erica (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2010 Erica triflora is a sturdy, erect shrub and may under favourable conditions ... which may be tinged with pink. Erica triflora is limited to the northern section of the Cape Peninsula ...

18 / 10 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica taxifolia

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

... Botanical Garden January 2011 Erica taxifolia is a well-branched, upright shrub growing to 600 mm. Its ... is easily confused with the larger-flowered forms of Erica coriifolia, but they can be told apart by their foliage and calyces: ...

14 / 02 / 2011 | 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Seedbank Project
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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 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 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 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 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 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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