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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Can anyone help with an ID for this shrub? Seen near Punda Maria on 17 april 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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arks wrote:
Can anyone help with an ID for this shrub?
Senna petersiana (Monkey Pod)

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Here's another that I need help with. Seen near Olifants in KNP on 24 april 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks, naturelover! Does this crop help? Pea family perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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I think it is a Polygala in the POLYGALACEAE family. This family superficially resembles the 'pea' family.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks, naturelover. I just realised that I listed where I saw it incorrectly, :redface: I actually saw this one in WCNP on 24 MAY 2012. Does that change what it might be? :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Got it: Nylandtia spinosa also POLYGALACEAE. I am very gald you told me it was from the WCNP as this made identifying it a whole lot easier. It is so important to get the locality right as this helps narrow down the number of possibilities and elimanate lookalikes occuring in other areas.

If you ever need anything else identified please don't hesitate.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks, naturelover and apologies for originally giving you the incorrect locale for the shrub. :redface:

And since you so graciously offered, here's another, also seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012

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And this one, seen along Darling Hills Road on 9 June 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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The first is a Zygophyllum species and the second is a parasite called Septulina glauca it belongs to the LORANTHACEAE family and its comon name is Candles.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Many thanks for your help with those two, NL :thumbs_up: Is candles an alien invader or just not considered a fynbos plant (I couldn't find it in my field guide)?

Here's another one I need help with, seen at Strandfontein on 21 June 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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It's definitely indigenous but Zygophyllums are generally regarded as desert plants as most of species occur in arid areas.

Your latest plant is an exotic. I am no at all sure what its identity is.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks NL, I had a feeling that it might be an alien.

Can you help with this one? Seen at Cape Point in October 2010.

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 Post subject: What is this Stinky thing?
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Hi

I'm hoping someone in the know recognizes this little guy. He popped up just outside the fence of our camp and made his presents know in a very stinky fashion, so much so that other campers gave us very odd looks and our next door neighbor actually packed up and left/relocated. :lol:

I'm assuming it's a Stinkhorn but I have tried googling and cant find more info than that. It arrived and left withing 24 hours and we endured the smell because thanks to it we had not a single fly near us for those 24 hours.

Beautiful little Fungi, wish I had been better able to get pics but the fence was having none of it.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this Stinky thing?
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Chacma wrote:
Wow! Trentonskeeper that is an awesome fungus, such a brilliant colour. Where were you camping? Did it smell like rotten meat? Maybe there is a commercial application for it - not sure what...


It smelt like we were sitting on top of a rotting kill, it was hectic. Thankfully we spent the hotter part of the day away from camp so did not get the full funk but it was bad. We were camped at Berg en Dal near the bottom of the camp on the loop.

It was defiantly not eating the flies so I would say it was using them for pollination purposes. Never seen anything like it before but I really hope I see it again, I'm kicking my butt I did not make more of an effort to take pics, I did not expect it to die so soon and thought I would have another chance to catch it again...but you snooze you lose.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Can anyone help with an ID for this flower? See at Mokala in late October 2012.

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