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Plant (Exotic): Storm Lily (zephranthes grandiflora)

Unread postby Safari Gal » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:13 pm

I am still trying to find out what those pink flowers are at Orpen Camp next to the coffee kiosk. I stupidly didnt take a pic of them but am hoping that someone else has seen them and knows what they are. They were flowering last Sunday when we were on our way to Satara.
Thin strappy type leaves, pale pink flowers with faces upturned, not like a crinum with trumpet downturned flowers.
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:11 pm

possibly??? tritonia nelsonii. check them on google images :gflower:
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:29 pm

I have just spoken to a very friendly man at Orpen. :gflower:
He will try to get an ID on the flowers for us.

edit : Dumisani (thank you ! :D ) says Impala lilies, which I am sure are there, but I don't think the one's that you are looking for, Safari Gal.
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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:42 pm

Thanks Matthys!!! :D :gflower:
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:46 pm

Please see my edit above, Wildflowergirl.
Perhaps not those that Safari Gal have described but, a beeg :clap: to Dumisani ! :D
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:01 pm

Thanks Dumisani. :D It could be impala lilies?? they vary from white- to light-red. surely pale pink falls in that category?? will wait for Safari Gal's reply on which of the many answers is the flower she's looking for. or someone around there if they have a picture to show us??


Hope we get the flower ID'ed :D
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:04 pm

wildflowergirl wrote:Hope we get the flower ID'ed :D

So do I :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby Safari Gal » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:27 pm

Thank you all for your attempts to help me identify this flower. It has now become a total obsession with me!!! I asked the staff at Orpen - no they didnt know, I asked a FGASA guide who was at the camp at the time - no he didnt know. I emailed the Skukuza nursery - without a photo, no they didnt know - surely someone must have planted these things............. It is a WHOLE bed full of them.
Can anybody tell me who is the gardener at Orpen? I am currently waiting to hear from the Orpen section ranger to see if he can shed some light on this. I could scream that I didnt take a pic of them :wall:
Definitely not an impala lily which I know, this is more like a flowering bulb, but it did have seed pods where the flowers had died :evil:
I cant wait to be able to come back and say "YES" - I have found out what they are :pray:
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:26 am

:think: :hmz: Hope someone can ID this. Or take a pic and we can all attempt to ID this flower.
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby Safari Gal » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:58 am

YES!!!!!!!!! A million thanks to Michele from Skukuza Nursery who came back to me and said she thought it MIGHT be a storm lily, but she wasnt too sure. Looked it up on Google and BINGO. Latin name zephranthes grandiflora (or some refer to it as zephranthes carinata).
Beautiful pink flowers - was amazed to see that they are not indigenous but originate from Mexico or Gautemala.
Thanks to all mites for your interest in trying to help me ID them.
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:12 am

:dance: and a :gflower: for Michele :D
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:41 pm

Awesome!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :gflower:

They are lovely flowers :D .
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:21 pm

wildflowergirl wrote:They are lovely flowers :D .
True, but exotics don't belong in Kruger, not even in camps.

At a pinch it is OK to plant species that occurr in the general area but happen not to grow in camp, as certain trees at Punda Maria, but that's the limit in my opinion.

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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby DavenJan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:11 am

Hi Guys,

We took these pictures at Orpen on 28 December. Are they the flowers you are talking about?
We too would like to know what they are. Very delicate and pretty.

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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

Unread postby JenB » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:51 am

Those are storm lilies Dave, I have some in my garden. MIL is convinced that they do predict rain. It's been raining so much lately that I don't have a chance of testing that theory. :lol:
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