Botanical name

Erica galpinii

Family

Ericaceae

Status

Endangered

Erica galpinii
Erica galpinii
Erica galpinii
Erica galpinii
Erica galpinii
Erica galpinii

Description

Named in honour of E E Galpin - 1858 - 1943 - called 'Prince of Collectors' by General Jan Smuts. If undisturbed by fire it will grow to 1.8m with branchlets densely covered with leaves and sulphur yellow flowers at tips. Has tubular corolla and awned anthers.

Habitat

High mountain tops

Flower Date

April to June