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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Erica glandulosa ssp. fourcadei

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By: outramps
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Location: Harkerville Trail
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Vulnerable

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furry bobbles

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Location: R365, West Coast DC
Observed: 15th July 2012
Added: 30th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Pink Ericas on Kleinberg

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Location: Kleinberg, McGregor
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 29th May 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

2 or 3 bushes relatively close to the start of the trail, with a restio close by (no obs as camera battery died!).

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Erica

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Giants Castle Reserve
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Erica drakensbergensis

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Giants Castle Game Reserve
Observed: 7th April 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Numerous white flowers

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Erica oatesii

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Giants Castle Game Reserve
Observed: 7th April 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Erica straussiana

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Giants Castle Game Reserve
Observed: 7th April 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Robust ,glabrous shrub. Caylx as long as corolla which is 5-6mm long.

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Erica oatesii

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Giants Castle Game Reserve
Observed: 8th April 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Erica pinea or longifolia?

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Location: Potberg Nature Reserve, De Hoop, Bredasdorp
Observed: 24th May 2016
Added: 27th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Beige tubular flowers; coarse bristly leaved branches

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Erica discolor

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Old George / Knysna Rd - Kaaimans
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 24th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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"Erica decora"

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Location: M65 TMNP
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Loose inflorescence form of Erica viscaria. Used to be Erica decora, now Erica viscaria var. decora.
This form + Erica viscaria subsp. viscaria are on the peninsula. What is the habitat and distrubution difference?
*(Won't let me tag E. viscaria v. decora, so ssp. viscaria for iSpot)

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Erica capitata

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Location: M65 TMNP
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Leaves threenate. Anthers not sticking out of corolla. Growth form. = Erica capitata

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White Erica plukenetii

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Location: M65 TMNP
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Not entirely white. But interesting form.

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Tubular apricot Heath

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Apologies for the poor pics!

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Brown-tipped Heath?

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Erica (R328)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R328 (4)
Observed: 15th May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Is this a type of Erica?

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Erica

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Location: Bloupunt, Groot Swartberg
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Likely ID: Erica petraea
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Low growing, thick succulent like leaf

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Tiny pink Erica (with a visitor in the 2nd pic)

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Likely ID: Erica nudiflora
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Hairy Heath being nibbled

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:8
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Yellow heath with tongues hanging out

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Location: Circle Route, Onverwacht cottages
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Erica demissa

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: SW side of Perdepoort
Observed: 20th May 2016
Added: 21st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Small shrub to 600mm tall. Numerous,urn shaped pink flowers.in terminal umbels. Anthers spreading and muticous.

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Unexpected Erica in the Krans!

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Location: Toposcope koppie, Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 17th May 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Have only seen this 1 plant in the Krans so far, at least 1m high.
There was a bee buzzing around the flowers but unfortunately couldn't get a pic!

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Erica glandulosa ssp. fourcadei

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By: outramps
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Location: Bushpig Trail
Observed: 11th May 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Vulnerable

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Erica chloroloma

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By: outramps
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Location: Bushpig Trail
Observed: 11th May 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Vulnerable

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Erica umbelliflora

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By: Knysna Wildflowers
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Location: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 16th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:13
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Erica unicolor (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 1st April 2016
Added: 13th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Erica (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 1st April 2016
Added: 13th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Erica taxifolia

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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 5th February 2016
Added: 13th May 2016
Likely ID: Erica taxifolia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:10
Description:

Rather dense head of flowers on thin weak stem

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Erica densifolia

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: The Links Golf Course,George
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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