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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby yoda » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:23 pm

isinkwe,

Was it a climber/creeper?

If so, it reminds me of a Dioscorea.
There are a number of species in SA and they have quite a wide distribution.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby yoda » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:56 am

isinkwe wrote:The plant was a climber/ creeper, there was quite a lot of them all around Tamboti.


As a tentative ID, I would say some sort of Dioscorea. Maybe sylvatica, or rupicola?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby isinkwe » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:54 pm

yoda wrote:As a tentative ID, I would say some sort of Dioscorea. Maybe sylvatica, or rupicola?


Thank you yoda for your help, I had a look on google after you pointed me in the correct direction, There are indeed many different species of Dioscorea :big_eyes: Your help is very much appreciated :D :D
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby yoda » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:04 am

ross hawkins wrote:Isinkwe take a look at Ipomoea obscura. It was not be the one you have here, but the leaf shape looks very close to the Ipomoea genus

Yup, it could be this too I guess.
A flower would be helpful.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Foxy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:33 pm

arks wrote: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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I am also looking for the name of these plants.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Toko » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:08 pm

A cultivated plant from the Canary islands, Aeonium arboreum

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks so much for the ID, Toko :thumbs_up:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:44 am

Could someone please help us to ID ??

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not sure if it is some type of fruit perhaps?? It seemed to resemble a type of melon. :hmz:
We saw it in the Shingwetzi area, June 2014.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:36 pm

forestgump wrote:Wild melon ,Lagenaria sphaerica :hmz:


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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby katydownunder » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:24 pm

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:41 pm

I think that your middle one is a type of wild hibiscus, KDU, but I have no idea about the other two. Have a look at this forum topic :)
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I.D Needed?

Unread postby Mant » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:36 am

Hi,

I'm just enquiring if someone can help me, I saw this plant in the gardens at Letaba Restcamp and I think it's exotic?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby ross hawkins » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:13 pm

@katydownunder The first pic is possibly Elephant's ear Abutilon angulatum 2nd is a Hibiscus sp., the 3rd could be Balsam Pear Momordica balsamina

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:33 am

Can anyone help with an ID for this plant, seen extensively in Mapungubwe, always close to the river, in late October 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby NetEk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:06 pm

Datura stramonium Jimson weed, Devil's snare, Stinkweed. Afrikaans: Olieblomme or Mal Pitte

They are weeds (from the america's) that get washed down the river and into the side branches during flooding. You will know them if they had seed pods, they are rond spike pods that bust open at the top with black seeds. Part of the Nightshade family.

I really hate them............
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