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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Nina! » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Thank you for posting all these interesting pictures of plants, AG.
I especially like the "crown of thorns". It looks beautiful.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:03 pm

Thank you Dotty and Lion queen.

Cleomaceae
Cleome angustifolia
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Cleome foliosa
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Cleome oxyphylla
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow these are stunning!!!
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Nina! » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:37 pm

Beautiful colors! :thumbs_up:
I am always surprised how much beauty and color such an Arid Region can produce.

Thank you, AG. :D

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:43 am

A variety of smells to , just think of the terpintine smell of Commiphora,the parfume smell of Sarcostemma and the stinky smell of Boscia.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:02 am

Amaryllidaceae
Nerine gaberonensis (Perennial geophyte)
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:36 am

That is so delicately beautiful :D
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed May 01, 2013 8:25 am

Boraginaceae
Codon royenii
Also known as sugar can/suiker kan,you can suck the nectar from the base of the flower,children love to do that. This plant is a annual or shortly perennial.
Sugar birds also like to build their nests in these spiny bushes.
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Codon schenckii
Also a annual or shortly perennial.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu May 02, 2013 1:04 pm

Acanthaceae
Barleria lancifolia-perennial
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon May 06, 2013 12:39 pm

Acanthaceae
Barleria rigida
Afrikaans name: Skerpioendissel
English: Scorpion thistle
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby lion queen » Mon May 06, 2013 12:55 pm

Love the scorpion Thistle............... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu May 09, 2013 10:04 am

Acanthaceae
Blepharis mitrata
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby lion queen » Thu May 09, 2013 11:23 am

Interesting how many Purple/Blue flowers there are.......... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri May 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Sterculiaceae
Hermannia stricta
A lot of questions usually what the name of this bush is, as you can see very spectacular.
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Hermannia bicolor
Most of these you will be able to see in the restcamp.
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Hermannia spinosa
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Hermannia minutiflora
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby lion queen » Fri May 10, 2013 2:12 pm

Real spectacular AG............. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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