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The little Hanger (Erica Plukenetii)

The little Hanger
(Erica Plukenetii)

Its Afrikaans common name, hangertjie, means ‘the little hanger’, and is thought to come from the way the sunbirds and sugarbirds appear to ‘hang’ from the flowers while feeding on the nectar.

Erica plukenetii is a common species that is found on mountain slopes throughout most of the Cape Floristic Region.

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