Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

Common Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

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Erica

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Location: Hans se kop mountain
Observed: 27th August 2016
Added: 27th August 2016
Identifications:1
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lost gem under threat

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By: james stuart
Location: perdeberg
Observed: 26th August 2016
Added: 26th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica imbricata
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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beautiful white flowers

beautiful white flowers
By: Noluthando
Location: Richmond
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 26th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Medium sized plant that can grow to about 1 meter long. Consists of funnel-shaped flowers which are white and it it found in summer rainfall areas of South Africa where it it also pollinated by insects.

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Erica georgica

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By: outramps
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Location: Outeniqua Traverse
Observed: 10th August 2016
Added: 25th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Redlisted as Least Concern. We have only found this Erica at 3 locations in the Outeniquas. Therefore, we have decided to monitor it with Site sheets

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Erica anguliger

Erica anguliger
By: Nigel Forshaw
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Location: Gifberg
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 23rd August 2016
Likely ID: Erica anguliger
Identifications:1
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Erica discolor var. discolor

Erica discolor var. discolor
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Herold's Bay
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 23rd August 2016
Identifications:1
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Erica formosa

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Herolds Bay Western Cliff path
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
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HUH?

Erica (2)
By: Andrewm
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Location: Hottentots Holland NR
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

I took lots of photos, but none came out very well, so this is the best I can do.

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sexi erica

Erica sexifara Hottentots Holland (5)
By: Andrewm
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Location: Hottentots Holland NR
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica sexfaria
Identifications:1
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Description:

Interesting that there were green flowers, ripe flowers and overblown ones all on the same branch. Wiry growth form.

According to Oliver the bracts are broadly ovate and the corolla lobes broad, with tiny extensions on the upper part of the filament. Oliver says it grows in OCt - Dec, but Tony Rebellos photo here also found it in June. http://www.ispotnature.org/node/809145?nav=search

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Thirsty erica

Erica sitens Hottentots Holland
By: Andrewm
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Location: Hottentots Holland NR
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

Schuman and Kirstens, Erica book says that although it grows neither in water or in marshy conditions, it favours growing next to rocks where the water run off is high. Oliver notes that it is a very floriferous plant. Can be two toned or uniform in colour.

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lady slipper erica

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Location: Lady Slipper Trail, Uitenhage Farms
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
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Erica quadrangularis

 Erica quadrangularis
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Doringrivier west of Zebra
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Erica vlokii

Erica vlokii
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Doringrivier west of Zebra
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica vlokii
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

If ID is correct
Redlisted : Endangered

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Erica tegulifolia Hottentot's Holland

Erica teguilfolia (1)
By: Andrewm
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Location: Hottentots Holland NR
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

The top and the bottom pictures are of different plants, The bottom one was growing out of a rock!

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Erica...

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Location: Helderberg, Burnt Fynbos Area
Observed: 15th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Pink erica

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Location: Lady Slipper Trail, Uitenhage Farms
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Erica discolor var. discolor

Erica discolor var. discolor
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Doringrivier west of Zebra
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 17th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Unusual Erica

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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: Brakkefontein Rd, Cape Farms
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 17th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica paniculata
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Gonna need some help with this one..

Very special habitat - heavy, clayish soils with shallow sand over the top - seasonally wet.

Very funny growth form of this species. Bushy and thick at the base gradually becoming sparser to the top ending with a single, long stem with very few leaves and no flowers at the top. The largest plants were around 30 - 40 cm tall.

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Erica formosa

Erica formosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Herold's Bay
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Erica glandulosa subsp. fourcadei

Erica glandulosa ssp. fourcadei
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Herold's Bay
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Erica sp.

 Erica sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Attakwas
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica klotzschii
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Erica, Hottentos Holland

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By: Andrewm
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Location: Hottentots Holland NR
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica imbricata
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:6
Description:

Although not really visible on the photographs, the flowers are square around the branches making the columns of flowers look quadrangular in shape.

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Waiting for the wind

Waiting for the wind
By: melda goets
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Location: Ruitersvlei
Observed: 15th August 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:3
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Erica scytophylla

Erica scytophylla 1.2m Kathoek
By: Nick Helme
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Location: De Hoop NR; N of Kathoek
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

white flowered form which is common in De Hoop, to 1.3m tall; on shallow soils over limestone; very long pedicels; most fls over

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Erica bruniifolia

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By: Nick Helme
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Location: De Hoop NR; N of Kathoek
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

to 30cm, on shallow soils over limestone, in mature veld; common; a variable species

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Erica sp - Wildernes

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Location: Wildernes
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:4
Agreements:2
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Lucid

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By: Linkie
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Location: Lowest end of the fire break
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Erica growing in a fire break. Small plant, re seeder. Seen again later in the day, much bigger, taller plants.

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Pink erica

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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 17th May 2015
Added: 14th August 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
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Usual suspect

flowers and leaves
By: Linkie
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Location: Hillside above Boulder Rock
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Tall Erica with long tubular flowers and long leaves.

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Erica sessiliflora

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Herolds Bay Western Cliff path
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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