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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:28 am

Another one
Acacia karroo
Afrikaans name: Soetdoring
English: Sweet thorn
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Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:39 pm

Acacia erioloba
Afrikaans name:Kameeldoring boom
English:Camelthorn tree
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These pods are still young but they also differs from Acacia karroo.
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And a notible difference in bark as well.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:09 am

Ceraria namaquensis
Afrikaans name: Wolftoon
English: Namakwa Porkbush
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:04 am

Parkinsonia africana
Afrikaans name: Wildegroenhaar boom
English: wild green hair tree
The name is a nice discription of the tree as the leaves are also sparsely and wildly,unneat on the tree. leaves are also needle like.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:57 am

Pappea capensis
Afrikaans name: Doppruim
English: Jacket plum
A widespread tree in South Africa, innerside of the fruit are reddish and have a sweet sour taste.
The young leaves differ from the older one"s by being serrated.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby pops » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:36 am

The young leaves had me fooled for a minute as they look similar to the Lance-leaved waxberry.

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Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:03 pm

Commiphora gracilifrondosa
Afrikaans name: Karee kanniedood
English: Karee corkwood
Plant have a strong aromatic smell.
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Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:16 am

Antherothamnus pearsonii
No common or english names.
You can see this shrub in the area of Moonrock and the Black Ridges,flowers have a very nice smell as well.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:36 am

Salix mucronata
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:51 pm

AG, Thank you for the stunning pics, but more importantly for the making this a great learning experience for me. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Montiniaceae
Montinia caryophyllacea
Afrikaans name: Peperbos
English:No english name,but peperbush will do.
Grow up to 2meter in height. There is also only 1 Montinia specie in Southern Africa.Male and female flowers occur in separate plants.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby pops » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:06 pm

Oddly enough not mentioned in either of the van Wyk books which I have. :(

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:05 pm

Searsia populifolia

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:31 am

Rhigosum trichotomum
Bignoniaceae- granaatfamilie
Afrikaans name: Driedoring
English:
Tricho,the specie name refers to the afrikaans name drie which means three,also refers to the way the stems are situated on the plant.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:31 am

Grewia flava
Afrikaans name: Wilderosyntjie
English: Velvet brandybush
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