Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:56 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 7:39 am
Posts: 82
Location: West Coast RSA
Hi folks.

Back after a long sojourn in the wilderness without internet access. Now have ADSL at home, so consider me back.

Was in Tankwa NP two weeks ago to hand over their first 1000 new bird lists created and donated by the West Coast HRs and saw this Hoodia in flower on the road to Varsfontein. The bloom smells nearly as bad as the Stapelia star flower, and looks similar.

Thought I would share these two shots with you. The second one is a close up including two unopened flowers (buds) on the right.

Image

Image

_________________
Almost everything comes from almost nothing.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Philosopher and writer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:04 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14267
Location: Pretoria, RSA
Thanks!

Really interesting plants these ...

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 43026
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
WestCoster - wonderful to see you back, and looking forward to hearing much more from you :dance:

The flowers look like they must feel very hard and waxy :?

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene


It's not too late at all. You just don't yet know what you are capable of. Mahatma Gandhi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:47 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 7:39 am
Posts: 82
Location: West Coast RSA
DinkyBird wrote:
The flowers look like they must feel very hard and waxy :?


:redface: Sorry - I didn't touch them! Must be my WCNP upbringing! They didn't seem hard and waxy, in fact some that had withered looked quite softish. I'll find out for you and advise. LetsieC can surely tell us...

Yes, it's good to be back - I'm happy too. :D

_________________
Almost everything comes from almost nothing.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Philosopher and writer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:56 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 7:39 am
Posts: 82
Location: West Coast RSA
Another Tankwa fav - the "Botterboon" is it?
Image

_________________
Almost everything comes from almost nothing.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Philosopher and writer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hoodia in flower in Tankwa
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:54 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9732
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Yeah nice to have you back WC, and with unusual stuff :dance:

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by steffi at 17:07:37 Submitted by Anonymous at 08:01:42 Submitted by Stampajane at 08:04:36 Submitted by kcilliers at 04:49:32