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Tree: Monkey Pod (Senna petersiana)

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salamanda
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Tree: Monkey Pod (Senna petersiana)

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:49 pm

This photograph was taken on the roadside between Berg-en-Dal and Pretoriuskop in KNP. Can anyone identify the flower?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby forestgump » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:11 pm

:hmz: might be Senna petersiana otherwise known as Monkey Pod
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:56 pm

:thumbs_up: I agree. I saw them starting to bloom when we were in KNP in May. They bloom during the winter until early spring. They are quite common in the South of KNP.
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