Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

Common Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

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White erica - Vergelegen

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By: carina l
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Location: Vergelegen MU011, Somerset West
Observed: 21st July 2016
Added: 28th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Area under restoration after clearing of pines and fire in 2009.

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Erica labialis Cape Point

Erica labialis Cape Point (4)
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Location: Cape Point
Observed: 27th July 2016
Added: 28th July 2016
Likely ID: Erica labialis
Identifications:1
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Description:

Diagnostics from the Ericas of the Cape Peninsula:

Corrolla two lobed. Calyx green and thick, two lobed. Anthers 4. Flowering in the right time (April - August)

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Erica rosacea subsp. rosacea

 Erica rosacea subsp. rosacea
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Perdepoort
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 28th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Erica glumiflora

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By: outramps
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 27th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Vulnerable

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Erica glandulosa ssp. fourcadei

aaaacbErica glandulosa ssp fourcadei dt coabrent190716 071
By: outramps
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Vulnerable

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Erica

erica
By: sallyslak
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Location: Silcrete tables north of Perdepoort East
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
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Not sure if this is a young, pale E. vlokii or something else?

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Agulhas lemon yellow

160724-134714-Agulhasplain
By: magrietb
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Location: Gravel road to Brandfontein, Agulhas National Park
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

Many leggy shrubs clustered together in a small patch near the sandy edge of the vlei. Longish needle-like leaves hugging close to the stem. Flowers pale lemon yellow and mostly over. Evidence of predator activity but no time to hunt for caterpillars.

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Agulhas regis

160724-132824-Agulhasplain
By: magrietb
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Location: Gravel road to Brandfontein, Agulhas National Park
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Sparse, single stemmed shrub with whorls of super brightly coloured flowers impressive enough to get even my husband all interested. We only saw two plants on a short exploration along the banks of the vlei adjacent to the Brandfontein road. Endangered, if I'm right about the species. Threats may include aliens (plenty of wattles and bluegums around) and perhaps the fact that these plants are growing practically on a jeep track.

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Trembling red

flowers and leaves
By: Linkie
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Location: Yellow Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Erica with long fine leaves on stalks that quake when bumped. 6nate leaves. Hairy stem,pedicle and ovary. Corolla has very short hairs on the flared part of the corolla. Corolla tube .20mm.

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Erica dimpled

dimples
By: Linkie
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Location: Yellow Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

Erica with long orange tubed flowers with dimples and narrowing at the base of the flower. Hairy stem,pedicle and sepals. and ovary. Style exerted. 8 stamens with appendages. Corolla and ovary hairless. 4nate leaves.

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Fluffy erica

Erica
By: Jan-Hendrik
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Location: Dobbelaarskop
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Likely ID: Erica plumosa
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Berry Heath

Berry Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Devils Peak: Oppelskop to Kings Blockhouse
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Peninsula Ninepin Heath

Peninsula Ninepin Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Saddle Devils Peak
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:5
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Berry Heath

Berry Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Saddle Devils Peak
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Berry Heath

Berry Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Saddle Devils Peak
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Berry Heath

Berry Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Rhodes Memorial to Kings Blockhouse
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica berry

flowers and leaves
By: Linkie
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Location: Yellow Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Bushy Erica with many round berry like flowers. Totally hairless. Large sepals >1/2 of the corolla. Style and anthers non exerted. Large appendages on the anthers. 4nate leaves. Reseeder.

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furry fynbos plant

red fur
By: vfrith
Botanical Society of South AfricaCrew (Cape Peninsula)
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Location: waterford
Observed: 12th November 2011
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Description:

small nondescript fynbos plant

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Pink Pom-pom Erica?

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Location: Friend's gorge
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

Tiny downy flowers no more than 10mm long. They seem to start off white and then turn pink when the flower opens
Observed 1 plant that was about 70cm tall, but the other 2 plants observed were small, less than 20cm high.
In a gorge, close to a stream.

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Erica

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By: _Hoverfly
Location: Circular Dr, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 22nd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Erica glumiflora

 Erica glumiflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Likely ID: Erica glumiflora
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Red Listed: vulnerable

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Erica sessiliflora

 Erica sessiliflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Erica leucopelta var. leucopelta

 Erica leucopelta var. leucopelta
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Erica glumiflora

 Erica glumiflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Red Listed: Vulnerable

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Erica glandulosa subsp. fourcadei

Erica glandulosa subsp. fourcadei
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Redlisted: Vulnerable

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Erica discolor var. discolor

 Erica discolor var. discolor
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica strigillifolia

Erica strigillifolia
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Swartberg, ridge 4km e Bothashoek hut
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

single plant escaped fire on large rock

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Erica copiosa var. copiosa

 Erica copiosa var. copiosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Doringrivier East
Observed: 30th June 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica arenaria

Erica arenaria2
By: Nick Helme
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Location: 16km inland Stilbaai; Klipfontein; ls central
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

to 50cm, reseeder; typically on south facing limestone ledges; rare; veld >25yrs old; threatened by rooikrans invasion

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Erica

Erica cerinthoides
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Gouriqua on the Southern Cape Coast
Observed: 14th July 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
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Description:

Erect resprouting shrub,. Flowers large, tubular-inflated, orange-red

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