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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tree in a rock

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By: Sarah Rowlands
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: crystal pools
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
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pretty pink flowers

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By: Sarah Rowlands
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: above algera
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Erica denticulata

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Location: Greyton Nature Reserve
Observed: 7th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Pretty Pink Delight

Cedereberg Flower
By: Sarah Wright
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Cederberg, above Algeria
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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erica

Erica
By: _Hoverfly
Location: Circular Drive, TMNP
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica capensis
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Erica stylaris dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Windmeulnek in the Outeniquas
Observed: 7th November 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:5
Description:

It is Redlisted as Vulnerable
From the Red List
"10 known locations. Declining due to habitat degradation resulting from alien pine invasion

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Versicolor or discolor?

Flowers in groups of three
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Location: Silvermine Dam
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Leaves 3-nate. Flowers sticky, sepals with hairs. Ovary four locular. Anthers with thin appendages. Growing next to the dam.

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Crimson Heath

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Matroosberg 4x4 track below Conical Peak
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Erica newdigateae

 Erica newdigateae
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in Langkloof
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Bottle Heath

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Matroosberg 4x4 track at Conical Nek
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica marifolia NOT on wet, shady rock

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By: cmerry
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Silvermine Nature AreaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Newlands Ravine
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica marifolia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

This species is known to grow on wet, shady, rocky places but this plant was growing on an open, bushy slope!

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Erica zwartbergensis dt

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By: outramps
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Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

It is Redlisted as Rare
From the Red List
"A habitat specialist known from five sites, but probably a few more small, isolated subpopulations exist."

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Erica toringbergensis dt

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By: outramps
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Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

It is Redlisted as Data Deficient

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plant3

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By: Tanguy Fache
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: plant3
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica verecunda
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Erica arachnocalyx

Erica arachnocalyx
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Panorama - 750m
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Low shrub to 15cm, in deep sands. Glandular hairy all over, fruits readily breaking off and sticking to anything, like Torilis burs

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Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis

 Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Montagu Pass railway
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Red Listed: Rare

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Erica tenuis

Erica tenuis
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Montagu Pass railway
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica tenuis
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica unicolor ssp. georgensis

Erica unicolor ssps georgensis
By: outramps
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Observed: 11th June 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

It is Redlisted as Rare
From the Red List
" A range-restricted (EOO 22 km²) species which is well protected and not currently threatened."

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Erica stylaris

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Railway on the southern side of the Montagu Pass
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

It is Redlisted as Vulnerable
From the Red List
"10 known locations. Declining due to habitat degradation resulting from alien pine invasion."

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Another Fine (Farleigh)

Another Fine (Farleigh)
By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Farleigh
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Erica versicolor (Farleigh)

Erica versicolor (Farleigh)
By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Farleigh
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Erica unicolor subsp. georgensis

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By: outramps
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Location: On the northern side of the Montagu Pass in the Outeniquas
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

It is Redlisted as Rare

From the Red List
"A range-restricted (EOO 22 km²) species which is well protected and not currently threatened."

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Erica stylaris

 Erica stylaris
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Montagu Pass railway
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Likely ID: Erica stylaris
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Red Listed: Vulnerable

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Erica verticillata

Erica verticillata (3)
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Location: 105, Doncaster Rd
Observed: 15th May 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Ninepin Heath

Ninepin Heath
By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: M42, Outside, A13a
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Erica toringbergensis

Erica toringbergensis sf Swartberg
By: outrampsandra
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Mount Aristata jeep track
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Redlisted as DDT.
A striking and beautiful plant seen at altitudes of 1700-1850m

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Erica bruniades

Erica bruniades - shaleband
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Kleinpoort - shaleband
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Likely ID: Erica bruniades
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

10cm tall; on shaleband in manganese rich soil; rare, in old veld (>15yrs old)

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Erica curviflora: close up

anther with minute appendage
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Location: Table Mountain National Park, Silvermine
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Likely ID: Erica curviflora
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Corolla 25mm with long hairs. Ovary with four locules. Leaves 4-nate. Growing next to a pond.

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Erica mammosa

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By: Eric Harley
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkIndigenous Bulb Association of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Tokai park
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 25th November 2014
Likely ID: Erica mammosa
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Em_2 - This is the same plant added to ispot on 27/12/2013, now a year later, when it was thought to be the only survivor in this block (A13). Em2_1 and _2 are a further plant a short distance away and is presumably a second survivor from that planting.

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Erica vestita tb

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 25th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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