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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Caracal » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:23 pm

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Hemimeris sabolusa
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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Caracal » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:28 pm

Also from PCS's photos from page 3

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Wachendorfia paniculata
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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:34 pm

Caracal wrote:Thanks BushFairy...I think you are right with that one. :thumbs_up:
Just bought a new book...Field Guide to Wild flowers of South Africa..like it very much !!! :D


:thumbs_up: I have that exact book and it is great!! Now I just need to learn how to recognise the different families to make it easier to use :slap:

Once again, thank you for the great pics and educational thread!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Caracal » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:10 am

Pleasure BushFairy :D ..... what I have realised is that I need to take more photos if I wish to ID the flower correctly...the leaves , stems etc are just as important.
I see a pretty flower and simply forget about the rest.
I really going to try in Namaqualand to photograph the entire plant, the leaves, the stems as well as the flower...but then my eye will home in on a caterpillar and I will get side-tracked..I just know it !!!! :roll:

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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Niek » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Hi,

The 17th of August I visited the WCNP and Postberg, when the flowering season just started. I liked it a lot and saw a lot of nice, unusual flowers. From a lot of them I could find the name on this forum, but there are some nice ones left that I would like to share with you. Maybe someone knows the names of these weird ones.

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Is this also a Hyobanche?

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A Gladiolus?

The next two are probably Orchids:
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I have no clue on these ones, but they were very nice as well.

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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Caracal » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:32 pm

Hi Niek...apologies... getting down to trying to ID these flowers took a little longer than expected but the following is what I have come up ??? I do not guarantee my ID's though !!!! :redface:

#1 Cytinus sanguineus - aaardroos ( earth rose). A root parasite on a variety of shrubs in Western Cape.

#2 Babiana scabrifolia

#3 Corycium orobanchoides - Bastertrewwa . Pungently scented.

#4 Gladiolus angustus - lang pypie

#5 possibly Gladiolus undulatus - Vleipypie. Not really sure about this one !!!

#6 Limonium perigrinum or capense - Strandroos or papierblom.


As I say I am no expert ...I have merely looked through my books to find a matching picture :lol: :lol:

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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread postby Niek » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:51 pm

Thanks Caracal for searching the names! I was checking some of the names you gave me and I think you're right on most of them. I never thought about Babiana species and while surfing on the web I suddenly found two Babianas that fit better to the fifth picture: Babiana tubulosa or B. tubiflora. It is really nice that the forum works out so well.

Greetings,

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:35 pm

Here's another that I need help with. Seen near Olifants in KNP on 24 april 2012.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:16 am

Thanks, naturelover! Does this crop help? Pea family perhaps?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Thanks, naturelover. I just realised that I listed where I saw it incorrectly, :redface: I actually saw this one in WCNP on 24 MAY 2012. Does that change what it might be? :redface:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby naturelover » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:01 am

Got it: Nylandtia spinosa also POLYGALACEAE. I am very gald you told me it was from the WCNP as this made identifying it a whole lot easier. It is so important to get the locality right as this helps narrow down the number of possibilities and elimanate lookalikes occuring in other areas.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:41 am

Thanks, naturelover and apologies for originally giving you the incorrect locale for the shrub. :redface:

And since you so graciously offered, here's another, also seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012

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And this one, seen along Darling Hills Road on 9 June 2012

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:07 am

The first is a Zygophyllum species and the second is a parasite called Septulina glauca it belongs to the LORANTHACEAE family and its comon name is Candles.
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