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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:59 am

Thanks SeanP

A very easy one, which two plants are named after antelope and found in KNP?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:24 am

1) Impala lily. :?
2) Kudu lily.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:49 am

Agree with Philip1 :lol:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:36 am

Yes Philip1 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:36 pm

:gflower: Heksie, we will keep it easy. :)

:hmz: What slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub produces a pheromone when it becomes stressed?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Magic Guarri :D
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:10 am

Heksie wrote:Magic Guarri :D


"The Magic Guarri (Euclea divinorum) acts as an early warning beacon to other trees in times of impending drought. Distributed throughout the Park, this slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub produces a pheromone when it becomes stressed. This triggers the release of tannin in the leaves of surrounding trees which makes them unpalatable to browsers such as kudu. The increase in tannin content is a self-protection mechanism that prevents the bush from being eaten out. The Guarri itself is not favoured by animals although birds like its fruit. Alcoholic beverages have been made from the fruit while twigs broken off from the tree were used as toothbrushes in the old days because of the fibrous texture".

:gflower: With that smile Heksie, you can go for it. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Ok another easy one :tongue:

When you are stranded in Kruger National Park and you have to do a number 2 ( :w: ) the leaves of which tree will you use if you don't have any toiletpaper?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:07 pm

:hmz: The tree must not be very far from you. :wink:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:44 pm

We sometimes had to use 'mielie stronke' on the farm, so any object that resembles a 'mielie stronk will suffice. A piece of bark or a thin piece of wood will also do. Just make sure there are no scorpions hiding under the bark, otherwise you will do a number three :shock: . But leaves? It may slip out of your hand and...uhm :doh:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:56 pm

African Wattle (Peltophorum africanum).

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:35 am

Mealie stronke :big_eyes:

SeanP :thumbs_up:
I was on a sunset drive @ Berg en Dal and the guide showed us the black wattle outside the camp and informed us about this :D
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:19 am

Thank you Heksie for this info. :gflower:

Well done SeanP. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:07 am

Good one Heksie :lol:

Well done SeanP :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:15 pm

Thank you all! :dance:

How about an easy one? This tree produces fruits that resemble cricket balls... which if hit by a cricket bat will make primates very happy!!!


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