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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:07 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Many thanks for your help with those two, NL :thumbs_up: Is candles an alien invader or just not considered a fynbos plant (I couldn't find it in my field guide)?

Here's another one I need help with, seen at Strandfontein on 21 June 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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It's definitely indigenous but Zygophyllums are generally regarded as desert plants as most of species occur in arid areas.

Your latest plant is an exotic. I am no at all sure what its identity is.

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Thanks NL, I had a feeling that it might be an alien.

Can you help with this one? Seen at Cape Point in October 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Do you have any other photos of this plant? I am battleing to id it with this photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Unfortunately no other pix, NL, but I did make a mistake on when I saw it :redface: — it was in March 2010, not October. Does that perhaps help?


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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I was at Cape Point on Wednesday with some of my collegues and I am going to be going on several trips there. If you tell where you saw the plant and I try and find it so I can examine it more closely and hopefully come up with a name.

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Thanks, naturelover. I saw it somewhere along the Olifantsbos road. I know that's not very specific, but that's all that I remember after 2+ years.


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 Post subject: What is this Stinky thing?
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Hi

I'm hoping someone in the know recognizes this little guy. He popped up just outside the fence of our camp and made his presents know in a very stinky fashion, so much so that other campers gave us very odd looks and our next door neighbor actually packed up and left/relocated. :lol:

I'm assuming it's a Stinkhorn but I have tried googling and cant find more info than that. It arrived and left withing 24 hours and we endured the smell because thanks to it we had not a single fly near us for those 24 hours.

Beautiful little Fungi, wish I had been better able to get pics but the fence was having none of it.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this Stinky thing?
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Goodness, that does look like fresh blood. :big_eyes: I wonder if it eats flies or uses them to pollinate.

What was that musical with Selwyn :hmz: bit of a "feed me" monster there.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this Stinky thing?
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Chacma wrote:
Wow! Trentonskeeper that is an awesome fungus, such a brilliant colour. Where were you camping? Did it smell like rotten meat? Maybe there is a commercial application for it - not sure what...


It smelt like we were sitting on top of a rotting kill, it was hectic. Thankfully we spent the hotter part of the day away from camp so did not get the full funk but it was bad. We were camped at Berg en Dal near the bottom of the camp on the loop.

It was defiantly not eating the flies so I would say it was using them for pollination purposes. Never seen anything like it before but I really hope I see it again, I'm kicking my butt I did not make more of an effort to take pics, I did not expect it to die so soon and thought I would have another chance to catch it again...but you snooze you lose.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Can anyone help with an ID for this flower? See at Mokala in late October 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Arks your plant looks to me like Sansevieria aethiopica,Also known as Wildewortel/Bowstring Hemp.
I could also be wrong and even if you going to google it,most of them does not look like it, I also have pics so let me know and I would gladly post them here.


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Thanks for your suggestion, AG. I had a look at the Sansevieria aethiopica pix that google has and that looks like what we call "mother-in-law's tongues" :roll: . Anyway, they seem to have 'tougher' leaves than my plant. My only plant book is for fynbos, so not very helpful for arid park plants, but this made me think of the chincherincee (hyacinth family) ... and looking thru the fynbos book, I also wondered if it might be some sort of bulbinella?

And yes, I'd love to see your pix! Meanwhile, I also have this similar plant from KTP (seen along the road en route from Nossob to Grootkolk).

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Thanks again for your help with these!


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Arks a few plants in this Genus are refered to as mothers in law tongue,pearsonii is the specie also,but looks for me more like gemsbok horns :) .
Perhaps you can asked KG,for a id of the plant in KGALAGADI.
The following pics I also had take in October last year.
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DSC01155 by closed4, on Flickr
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DSC01148 by closed4, on Flickr

Perhaps somebody will come up with a correct I.D.
See the flowers and leaves differ a bit, but on the other side there might be variations in plants from region to region,sorry then, lets see.


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