Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

Common Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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R.I.P. [1]

20140425 Erica urna viridis
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Silvermine East, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 25th April 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

All gone - burned in today's fire

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Erica plukenetii Back Table

Erica plukanetti Back Table Feb 15 (4)
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Location: Back Table
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica hirtiflora Back Table Feb 15

Erica hirtiflora Back Table Feb 15 (3)
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Location: Back Table
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Erica in Bloom

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Erica

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Pietersrivier
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Ericica hispidula Back Table Feb 15

Erica hispidula Back Table Feb 15  (3)
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Location: Back table.
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica tenuifolia Table Mountain

Erica Tenuifolia Victoria Dam (1)
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Location: Victoria Dam Table Mountain
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Likely ID: Erica tenuifolia
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

2nate leaves.

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Erica lutea Dams Table Mountain Feb 15

Erica lutea Victoria Dam Feb 15 (2)
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Location: Victoria Dam TMP
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Erica

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Location: Osberg
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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Erica

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Location: Osberg Swartberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Erica deflexa ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Vensterberg trail (middle), Outeniqua Mtns
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Erica seriphiifolia ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Vensterberg trail (middle), Outeniqua Mtns
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica uberiflora ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Vensterberg trail (low), Outeniqua Mtns
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica viridiflora ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Vensterberg trail (low), Outeniqua Mtns
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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White Ericas

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By: vynbos
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Location: Kommetjieberg, Cape Point NP
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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For Marlandza

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Location: Cape Point
Observed: 23rd August 2014
Added: 26th February 2015
Likely ID: Erica labialis
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Especially for Marlandza who has helped me so much. At Cape Point in a damp sandy patch.

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Erica

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By: Christopher Whi...Plants expert
Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 25th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Common on lower slopes. 4 stamens hairy sepals

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Erica with split anthers, Cape Point - 2010

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By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope
Observed: 23rd February 2010
Added: 25th February 2015
Likely ID: Erica similis
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

These may still need an expert to decide - but this is the nearest I can get.

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Erica Similis or Ericoides or Both De Villiers Dam Feb 15

Erica similis Back Table Feb 15  (5)
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Location: De Villiers Dam
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Likely ID: Erica ericoides
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Sepals very hairy. According to Oliver's book Ericas of the Cape Peninsula, the sepals are almost completely fused and are half the length of the corrolla, but as you can see, these ones aren't.

He also mentions that there are "ridges down the calyx tube opposite the lobes" and contrasts that with Erica glabella where there are "ridges down the calyx tube alternating with the calyx lobes" - but I don't know what that means. Can anyone help me out?

Finally he says that at maturity, the anthers are V shaped, but I couldn't see that clearly enough to confirm.

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Pink Erica

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By: Anne-Marie GreenAnne-Marie Green’s reputation in Plants
Location: Greyton Nature reserve
Observed: 7th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Shaded by surrounding vegetation
A few specimens together but not widespread along trail.

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Erica sessiliflora

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By: Christopher Whi...Plants expert
Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 24th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Erica nudiflora Back Table Feb 15

Eric nudiflora Back Table Feb 15  (6)
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Location: Back Table
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Likely ID: Erica nudiflora
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Single stemmed.

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Erica nudiflora

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By: Christopher Whi...Plants expert
Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 24th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Low growing hariy plant. Flowers appear to be hairless.

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Erica uberiflora dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Salt River Hiking Trail
Observed: 18th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica monadelphia Back Table

Erica monadelpha Back Table Feb 15 (6)
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Location: Back Table
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Distinctive kink in the anthers. Anthers not adpressed to style.

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Erica densifolia dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Salt River
Observed: 18th February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Likely ID: Erica densifolia
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A very dark pink - almost red

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Erica canaliculata dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Kranshoek
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica mammosa

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Penhill Conservation Area, Eerste river, Cape Town
Observed: 20th February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Some very beautiful Erica's still growing in the area with the pink ones not too common anymore.

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Hairy red heath

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: TM above Kasteelpoort
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Fynbos Species

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Location: Mountainous Fynbos near Saasveld
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Likely ID: Ericaceae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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