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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 pm

ecojunkie wrote:Cleome angustifolia is the scientific name for the yellow cleome.

I find the alternative common name Yellow Mouse-whiskers far more appealing.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:50 am

Here's another flower I need help with. Seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:50 am

That is Limonium peregrinum now Afrolimon peregrinum, it is a member of the Plumbaginaceae family.
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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby arks » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Belated thanks, naturelover :thumbs_up: Here's another that I need help with. Seen in KNP (Tamboti area) in October 2008. My notes record that it was 'very fragrant' :D

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:16 pm

Looks a bit like one of the num-nums - but will confirm next week when I can consult my expert!
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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby Franconel » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:58 pm

Could it be the num-num Carissa bispinosa, the other well-known species being Carissa macrocarpa?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby arks » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:04 pm

Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa :thumbs_up: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby johanrebel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:49 pm

arks wrote:Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa
Indeed it is without doubt Carissa bispinosa, just look at the forked spines which are clearly visible in the photograph. Hence bispinosa.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby johanrebel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:54 pm

arks wrote: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?
No, it is a spiny scrambler, Capparis tomentosa. The common name is Woolly Caper-bush.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:42 pm

johanrebel wrote:
arks wrote: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?
No, it is a spiny scrambler, Capparis tomentosa. The common name is Woolly Caper-bush.

Thanks Johan, but I'm a bit perplexed still. Is it just that one limb that has leaves and flowers while the rest of the tree is dead? I see from googling that the bush/tree can grow to be 10 metres .... :hmz:
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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:46 pm

Two different plants. The entire tree is dead, and the Woolly Caper-bush is a scrambler that has grown up through the tree, using it for support. The stem (or trunk) of the Caper-bush can be seen in the picture extending from the clump of foliage downwards to the right before twisting around the tree branch towards the trunk and then down to the ground.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby arks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:11 am

Thanks for clarifying, Johan :thumbs_up:

Is this one (also from October 2008) the same sort of creeper or something different?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:11 pm

This gorgeous flower was photographed at the end of October on the bank of the Sabie River in KNP (Salitje Road).

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Can someone put a name to it?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:22 pm

And another one taken on the same day on the same road in KNP - makes me think of a minature orchid!

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Re: flower ID help

Unread postby Tessa G » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Could I have help in identifying this plant, seen at the Girivana Waterhole in the Satara area.

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