Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

Common Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

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Erica

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Location: Wa en Osse ledges
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications:1
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Description:

Plants up to 15cm tall. Pink and white forms. Flowers always in threes, hanging down, about 3mm across the cup shaped corolla. Leaves also in threes. Plants grow on top of rocky ledges, flopping down, very pretty.

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Plant

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By: jrgale
Location: Raaswater
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Comments:2
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Erica

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By: AlexanderR
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Location: Beverlack ratelriver hike
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Erica inflata
Identifications:2
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Pink bell-like erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford below Landroskop
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Likely ID: Heaths (Erica)
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Growing in sheltered area.

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White bell-like erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford below Landroskop
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Growing in sheltered area.

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Pink erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford below Landroskop
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Growing in sheltered area.
ID based on this obs - http://www.ispotnature.org/node/834448

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Erica sparsa var. sparsa

Erica sparsa var. sparsa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Red erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford Estate, upper contour west of Grootnek
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Erica

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Unnamed Road, Amajuba
Observed: 12th December 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

on a patch of very shallow soil on bedrock halfway up the mountain

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Hairy red erica - Lourensford (more pics)

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford Estate, upper contour west of Grootnek
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Likely ID: Heaths (Erica)
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Hairy tubes about 30 mm.

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Small white erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford Estate, upper contour west of Grootnek
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Small shrub. Flowers about 3 mm.

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Red erica - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford, below Bluegum dam, site 1
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Likely ID: Heaths (Erica)
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Erica totta - Lourensford

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By: carina l
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Location: Lourensford Estate, upper contour west of Grootnek
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Likely ID: Erica totta
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Low growing with lax branches.

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Bright Pink Urn

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By: Linkie
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Location: Perdekop summit
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Erica with intense pink flowers 7mm long,urn shaped. Each individual flower is subtended by a leaf. Corolla with short bristle like hairs. 5nate leaves. Capitate style, exerted. Anthers included with appendages. Redlisted as vunerable. In full flower atm. Sample was given to me by Sandy Moss for the Erica shown http://www.ispotnature.org/node/856797. Not sure of threats or numbers of plants.

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Whorl Heath - after adjacent pine extraction

Whorl Heath - after adjacent pine extraction
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Prinskasteel Wetland
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

We were told that no Heaths would be damaged.

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Keyhole Heath

Keyhole Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Tokai A18
Observed: 14th September 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Erica plumosa ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Wuppertal-Eselbank Pass (First field)
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:5
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Pantaloon Heath

Pantaloon Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank gully west of track north of village
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Rock Heath

Rock Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank gully west of track north of village
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Karatarara Elandskraal
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 11th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Erica cerinthoides ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Theewaterskloof Dam
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 10th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Very tall Erica

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Location: Protea plaas
Observed: 9th January 2017
Added: 10th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Height 3m+

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Erica ingeana

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By: Outrampsjenny
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Location: Track to Blesberg. Eastern Swartberg
Observed: 30th May 2009
Added: 9th January 2017
Likely ID: Erica ingeana
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

low growing soft,hairy shrublet.All parts except the corolla with scattered long glandular hairs. Leaves 4 nate,flowers in dense terminal clusters.
Redlised as Rare.
Observed in June 2009 so no Site sheet details were taken .

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Erica sonderiana

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By: outramps
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Location: Gouekrans Groot Swartberg
Observed: 9th November 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Erica baueri

Erica mammosa
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Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens
Observed: 20th December 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Shrub with many swollen-tubular, hairless, white flowers with pink tips at the petals. These are often in clusters that do not grow from the top of the stem. Characteristic ericoid leaves that occur in whorls around the stems.

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Erica cerinthoides

Erica cerinthoides
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Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens
Observed: 20th December 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Shrub with many bright red-orange tubular flowers which are slightly hairy with protruding anthers. Flowers found in clusters at the end of the stems. Characteristic small ericoid leaves.

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Rock Heath

Rock Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank Pass summit - track se of pass
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Woolly Heath

Woolly Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank Pass summit - track se of pass
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Wool Heath

Wool Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank Pass summit - track se of pass
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Wool Heath

Wool Heath
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ezelbank Pass summit - east end
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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