Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

Common Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

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Erica peltata

Erica peltata dt outbonnie 0705150348
By: outramps
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Location: Bonniedale in the Outeniquas
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 30th June 2015
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Phoenix rising..............

Erica cerinthoides dt outbonnie 0705150239
By: outramps
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Location: Bonniedale in the Outeniquas
Observed: 7th May 2015
Added: 30th June 2015
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Erica sparrmanii ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Ld. pubi + C. int SS1, Smutsberg hike
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Golden Heath

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By: Mo_
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Location: Steenboksberg
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
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Which Erica?

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Location: Rooiberg
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
Likely ID: Erica
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Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa

 Erica glandulosa subsp. glandulosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Rust en Vrede
Observed: 26th June 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
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Erica thamnoides

 Erica thamnoides
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Likely ID: Erica thamnoides
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Erica glabella

Erica glabella subsp glabella Red  Hill Mil base June 15 (3)
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Location: Red Hill Naval Base
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 25th June 2015
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Description:

The corolla has four lobes which rules out labalis and leaves us with glabella, similis or ericoides.
The leaves are 4-nate which doesn't really help to narrow it down.
It's not similis which has long white hairs on the caly, whereas glabella and ericoides have short white hairs.
Therefore either glabella or ericoides.
The bract and bractioles of ericoides are adpressed to the corrolla, whereas for glabella the bract is on the main stem and the bractioles are either minute or absent.
For glabella the ridges on the calyx tube alternate with the calyx lobes.

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Erica cruenta

 Erica cruenta
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Erica newdigateae

Erica newdigateae
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Erica cruenta

 Erica cruenta
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Very sticky

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Erica newdigateae

 Erica newdigateae
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
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Erica dispar

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By: Phytofundi
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Location: Waterkant Cres, Mossel Bay
Observed: 10th June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Likely ID: Erica dispar
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Description:

A beautiful subshrub!

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Pink Flask Erica

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Location: Sphinx Trail, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
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Red Erica (in name alone)

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Location: Forestry Rd, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
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Red Erica

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Location: Sphinx Trail, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
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Serotinous Heath

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Location: Sphinx Trail, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
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Big Bracts on an Erica

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Location: Jeep Track to Landdroskop Hut, Nuweberg
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Identifications:2
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Description:

The flowers are dried up, so all that is left are the bracts, which gives the plant a weird look from a distance as the bracts look like petals. E.corifolia has large bracts, but these seem too big, so perhaps var bracteata?

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Resprouting Fire Heath

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Location: Above Topaz Ave, Noordhoek
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 19th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Browntassle Heath

Browntassle Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Else Peak
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Erica scabriuscula

Eica_scabriuscula
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Location: Pledge Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th September 2012
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Erica ferrea

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
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Location: Frankendale
Observed: 17th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
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Description:

Downgraded from Endangered to Near Threatened in 2012.

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Erica bolusiae

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Location: Frankdendale
Observed: 17th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:3
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Description:

Only know the regulars, but apparently this one is special?

Also on site:

E. plumosa
E. mammosa
E. cerinthoides
E. plukenetti
E. ferrea

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Erica glomiflora

Erica glomiflora dt outrob1106150061
By: outramps
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Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
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Erica unicolor ssp mutica

Erica unicolor ssp mutica dt outrob1106150006
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Location: At the top of 8 Bells off the Robinson Pass
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
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Description:

Redlisted as Endangered
"EOO < 1000 km², five known locations. Habitat quality is declining due to fragmentation by forestry plantations and alien invasions. Crop cultivation is also causing continuing habitat loss in some areas."

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Erica ericoides

Erica ericoides
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Lions Head
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
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Erica ericoides

 Erica ericoides
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Lions Head
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
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Erica plukenetti

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Location: Zonnekus Rd, Cape Farms
Observed: 17th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
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Description:

One of the last surviving lowlands populations.

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The Limegreen Erica

Erica viridiflora dt outrob1106150055
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Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
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Erica nutans

Erica nutans dt outrob1106150049
By: outramps
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Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
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