Observations in the Family: Ericaceae

English Name: Aussieheaths or Crowberries or Heaths

Synonyms also shown: Empetraceae, Epacridaceae

Erica baccans

 Erica baccans
By: Nicky
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Location: Silvermine
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Mader's Heath

Erica maderi
By: Mo
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Location: Matroosberg 4x4 track above Conical Nek
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica maderi
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 12
Description: Looks like it should be so easy to id. I keep coming back to daphniflora / denticulata, but neither really seems to fit quite right.

Erica seriphiifolia

Erica seriphiifolia sf TierkopTrail
By: outrampsandra
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Location: Tierkop Trail, Outeniqua Mountains
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Erica lanata

Erica lanata sf TierkopTrail
By: outrampsandra
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Location: Tierkop Trail, Outeniqua Mountains
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica lanata
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Erica densifolia

Erica densifolia sf TierkopTrail
By: outrampsandra
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Location: Tierkop Trail, Outeniqua Mountains
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica densifolia
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
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Erica cf. albens

Erica cf. albens sf TierkopTrail
By: outrampsandra
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Location: Tierkop Trail, Outeniqua Mountains
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

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By: Andrea Cowan
Location: 24, Rhodes Dr
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Erica glomiflora dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Doringrivier East in the Outeniquas along the jeep track
Observed on: 16th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Erica demissa dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Camferskloof in the Outeniquas en route to the Nek
Observed on: 2nd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Erica curviflora dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Cradock Pass in the Outeniquas below Railway line
Observed on: 11th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Erica canaliculata dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Bergplaas in the Outeniquas
Observed on: 23rd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Erica dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Kromriver Hut
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica totta
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Erica...?

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By: Hoverfly
Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Erica globiceps ssp. consors

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By: outramps
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Location: Spooknekcircuit in the Western Cape
Observed on: 24th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: The closest match I could find in "Stellenbosch to Hermanus". But my success with the Western Cape Ericas has been poor, so I'm not terribly optimistic.

Pink Heath

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By: Mo
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Location: Spekrivierskloof, Matroosberg
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica daphniflora
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Erica triflora Skeleton Gorge Oct 14 (4)

Erica triflora Skeleton Gorge Oct 14 (4)
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Location: Skeleton Gorge, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Oliver says that Erica triflora can grow up to 2 meters, but as you can see in the right conditions, it becomes a small tree. This was at least 4m - 5m tall and was in full bloom, so not moribund. At the top of Skeleton Gorge.

Unidentified Erica

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Erica walkeri dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Vlaktes around the Kromriver Hut
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 5

Tiny Whites

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By: vynbos
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Location: Spekrivierskloof, Matroosberg
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Sprawling bush, woody when old. Tiny white flowers among green leaves gives it a rather uninteresting grey appearance, but it has lovely, delicate flowers.

Op die berg met Erica

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By: Brittany
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Location: Op Die Berg
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Erica caffrorum

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Location: Malolotja Nature Reserve, Majolomba crossing
Observed on: 28th February 2007
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Open sourveld grassland

Icky Sticky Heath

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By: vynbos
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Location: Base of Conical Peak, Matroosberg
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Leaves and flowers as sticky as flypaper, the 'glue' comes off on your fingers in long strands.

Erica cerinthoides

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Location: Old Boland Hiking Trail, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 7th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Long stems covered with small dark green leaves. Dense cluster of hairy orange-red flowers at the tip of some stems.

Enigmatic Erica

Erica cristiflora var moschata 1
By: cmerry
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Silvermine Nature AreaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Sandfontein - at the Arch
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Erica senilis

Erica senilis 3
By: cmerry
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Location: Sandfontein - near the Arch
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica senilis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Erica placentiflora

Erica placentiflora 2
By: cmerry
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Location: Sandfontein
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Erica maximiliani

Erica maximiliani.
By: cmerry
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Location: Sandfontein
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Saw many plants, all growing straight out of the rock! The first pic shows the plant growing out of a roof of rock.

Erica eugenea

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By: cmerry
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Location: Sandfontein
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica eugenea
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Erica axillaris

 Erica axillaris
By: Nicky
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica axillaris
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Plant about 20cm tall.

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By: TourHost
Location: The Aquaduct, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica empetrina
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Erica?

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By: JLH
Location: 20, Horatio Way
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica halicacaba
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 6
Description: Found above 400m altitude on rocky ridge, growing flat against rocks (almost hugging). Flowers white/cream, 18mm long and width of 8mm at base to 4mm at mouth. Leaves around 9mm max length. Appears to be an Erica.

Erica gd

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By: outramps
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Location: Summit of Cockscomb in the Eastern Cape
Observed on: 17th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Heath (Erica)
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Once again cropping and trimming Greg's pic from the Cockscomb summit. This prostrate Erica had minute flowers that were totally over. Once again its situation makes it worth pursueing.

Erica discolor

Erica discolor_WEB_jbaard_1410-2 (Medium)
By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: Witelsbos SF, Eastern Cape, RSA
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: 30cm tall, often to 1.5m. Beautiful dark red in this area. Sprouter.

Hairy Red Erica, Erica cerinthoides, BCA

Hairy Red Erica, Erica cerinthoides, BCA
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Location: Cape Farms, Garden Cities land
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Erica

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By: Brittany
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Location: Op Die Berg
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Erica cristiflora

Erica cristiflora
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Winterbach Pk, upper s slopes
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: single plant seen in south facing rock crevices in deep shade, where it escaped the recent fire; resprouter, 10 - 15cm tall

Erica affinis dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Cockscomb in the Eastern Cape
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Likely ID: Erica affinis
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4
Description: Redlisted as Near Threatened. "This species is a slow growing reseeder that is potentially threatened by short fire return intervals."

Erica curviflora var. curviflora dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Cockscomb in the Eastern Cape
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 6

exotic pink flower

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By: sarge45
Location: 0A, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Photographed at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.

exotic fuschia flower

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By: sarge45
Location: 0A, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Photographed at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.

exotic pink Fynbos flower

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By: sarge45
Location: Koperfontein Rd, Hopefield
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Photographed at the Fynbos Flower Skou in Hopefield, Western Cape Province.

red flower

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By: sarge45
Location: 0A, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Likely ID: Erica
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Small Heath Flowers 4

Flowers 6 mm long x 3 mm wide (only brown jar-like structure)
By: KittieKittie's reputation in Plants
Location: R45, Overberg District Municipality
Observed on: 8th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Small shrubs with flowers 6 mm long x 3 mm wide (only brown jar-like structure)

Small Heath Flowers 1

Flowers 2 mm x 2 mm
By: KittieKittie's reputation in Plants
Location: N2, South Cape DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Tall pink bushes with small flowers, 2 mm x 2 mm

Erica plukenetii supsp. plukenetii

 Erica plukenetii supsp. plukenetii
By: Nicky
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Location: Silvermine
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Erica triflora

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Tall - up to 4 m - bushes on Devils Peak slopes - from the saddle up to the top. White flowers - a lot like baccans in shape.

Erica mollis Back Table Oct 14.

Erica mollis  Back Table Oct 14. (1)
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Location: Kasteelspoort, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica mollis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: This is the other in a set of two, one of which might be Erica mollis. See here: http://www.ispot.org.za/node/291033 This is the light pink one at the back. This one also has an enlarged anther, leading me to think it is Erica mollis, but the leaves on this one are lax wherereas on the dark pink one, they are tight. I have attached a "ruler pic of the dark pink one for comparison (pic 4). In a (dryish) seep.

Erica Back Table

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Location: Kasteelspoort, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica mollis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: I thought the plant at the back was different to the one in the front, but now I am not so sure. The leaves of the dark pink one are more tightly bunched, while the light pink one has laxer leaves and the flowers extend to the top. Picture 4 is the inside bits of the of the dark pink one. I have attached a "ruler" pic of the light pink one for comparison. and will add as a separate observation here http://www.ispot.org.za/node/291039 Enlarged anther leads me to think it is Erica mollis.

Trio of ericas

Trio Ericas
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Location: Diagonal Path Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Erica lutea
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Interesting colour variations. Last week I went up Kasteelpoort and then down the Diagonal Path. I didn't see any Ericas lutea on the Kasteelpoort track at all, and there were lots on the Diagonal Path. Similarly, Ericas calcyna seem to favour Kasteelpoortover the Diagonal Path. So the same buttress has different plants growing on either side of it.

Erica imbricata

 Erica imbricata
By: Nicky
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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