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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:10 pm

Thanks NetEk :gflower:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:15 pm

Can anyone help with an ID of what I think is a parasitic plant on this tree? Seen in the western part of Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby NetEk » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:59 pm

Will phone a friend (aka my mom)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:32 pm

Thanks NetEk :gflower: Appreciate the extra efforts!

(Perhaps your mom should join the forum?)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:06 am

She doesn't know either but has a theory. It doesn't look like you normal "voelent" but it might be that the tree had a hollow that some seeds germinated in that can cause it to look like the plant is growing in the tree.

She's not that big a sanparks fan as I'm give her a knitting, quilting, crotchet, embroidery. ect forum and she'll be there.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:45 pm

Many thanks to you and your mom, NetEk, I agree that's a likely idea. :thumbs_up:

Still hope that someone may have some idea what the plant might be ..... :whistle:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:02 am

Can anyone help me with an ID of these two flowers? Seen at Crooks Corner, KNP, in early November 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Your first plant may be Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:27 pm

Your second plant: This is 2 in 1 photo! The stem of the flowers are different than the dead leaves and green stems in the back ground. The flowers, are of a climbing/scrambling plant, which I think, are those of Ipomoea shirambensis, this plant is only found in the northern regions of Limpopo. It flowers before making leaves. The plant with green leaves and thorns look like a Spikethorn (may be Gymnosporia putterlickioides)

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:40 pm

If this photo was taken in Tamboti in the Kruger National Park, a known plant with distinct heart-shaped leaves found there, are Ipomoea obscura var. obscura. It’s flowers are yellow. They are widespread, but I think they go down just as far as East London region.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:09 pm

Thanks for your help with these IDs, Fieldnotes. The photos were taken at Crooks Corner.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:52 pm

Apologies, my last comment was for an ID requested by isinkwe on first page of this topic.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby jaytea » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:27 am

Hi there,

This was seen in mid November mid KNP - I think its a Crinium but any one know which spps?
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:17 am

I saw the same plant in KNP also in mid-November and it was IDed for me (elsewhere) as the Sand Lily Crinum buphanoides :)
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27-30 Oct Mapungubwe: Limpopo forest tented camp, Leokwe camp
31 Oct-1 Nov Pafuri River Camp
2-15 Nov KNP: Punda Maria, Sirheni, Olifants, Tamboti, Skukuza
16-22 Nov Cape Town
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby jaytea » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:01 am

Thanks Arks!! :thumbs_up:
Wishing I was back at KNP…..
next best thing - a trip report! A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
even better thing - Balule Bash 2015 is on the cards!!


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