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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 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 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 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 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 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 lowryensis

Erica lowryensis
Family: Ericaceae

... Harold Porter Botanical Garden August 2006 Erica lowryensis is a bushy shrub, which, when mature, can grow to a height ... the mountains above Betty's Bay and the Kogelberg. Erica This plant can be grown from seed or by cuttings. To achieve optimum ...

07 / 08 / 2006 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica leucotrachela

Flowers
Common names: white-tip heath
Family: Ericaceae

... suggest that it is pollinated by birds.   Erica This erica grows best in moist, cool conditions. Plant amongst  Restio dispar ,  ...

12 / 09 / 2005 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Erica jasminiflora

Erica jasminiflora
Common names: jasmine heath, trompetheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... inconspicuous in its habitat when not flowering. Erica jasminiflora was once common on the Swartberg near Caledon and the ... amounts to less than 100 plants. Erica jasminiflora is a small, slow-growing, woody species that reproduces ...

24 / 02 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica irregularis

Erica irregularis, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
Common names: Gansbaai heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2018 Erica irregularis is a fairly robust shrub, which can grow as tall as ... factors, peak seed release is in late August. In the wild, Erica irregularis can take 5 years from germination to reach flowering stage. ...

07 / 05 / 2018 | Victoria Wilman | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica inordinata

Erica inordinata
Common names: Kammanassie erica
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2003 Erica inordinata is a robust, erect shrub, reaching about 1.2 m in height. It ... flies that can hover while feeding on the nectar. Erica inordinata  grows on the upper slopes of the insular Kammanassie ...

22 / 12 / 2003 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica hirtiflora

Erica hirtiflora flowers
Common names: none
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2008 Erica hirtiflora is an upright, bushy, lax shrub, 0.5-1.0 m tall. The leaves ... seeds are very small and difficult to harvest. Erica hirtiflora flowers Erica hirtiflora is one of the species ...

22 / 12 / 2008 | Alice Notten | 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 haematocodon

Erica haematocodon flowers and foliage
Common names: bloodbell heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2011   Erica haematocodon is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... mm. Flowering in midsummer, from December to February, Erica haematocodon's deep red bell-shaped flowers are 3 mm long, occurring ...

23 / 05 / 2011 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora

Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora
Common names: golden heath (Eng.); goueheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden February 2019 Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora is a robust, upright shrub ... in mid to late summer (January to March). Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora occurs on open, dry, coastal ... pollen from one flower to another while feeding. Erica grandiflora subsp. grandiflora does not have a persistent rootstock ...

11 / 02 / 2019 | Alice Notten | 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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Erica glauca var. glauca

Erica glauca var. glauca
Common names: cup-and-saucer heath (Eng.); kommetjiepieringheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2010 Erica glauca is an erect, woody shrub growing up to at least 1 m and ... found on the upper half of the branches. Erica glauca var. glauca is restricted to the upper, middle and lower ...

19 / 07 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | 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 glandulosa subsp. breviflora

Erica glandulosa subsp. breviflora
Common names: Humansdorp glandulous heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2018 Erica glandulosa subsp . breviflora is a sturdy, medium-sized, ... autumn to spring (April-September), the same period as Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa . Erica glandulosa subsp ...

26 / 03 / 2018 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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