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 Post subject: Invasive alien: Butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea)
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:07 pm 
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I've taken some photos of wildflowers in the Park. I have 3 books: Manning: Wildflowers of South Africa; Germishuizen & Clarke: Wildflowers of Northern Soutj Africa; Roodt: Common Wild Flowers of the Okavango Delta.
None of these books seem to be good enough to ID flowers comprehensively enough. Any suggestions?
Here are some of my pics. Can anyone help to ID?

 Post subject: Re: What Wildflower book & Flower ID?
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:48 am 
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Sorry that i'm only replying now Peter, we are moving offices and it is chaos over here :evil:

I can tell you that i have (i think) more than 60 different flower, plant and tree books (if not more :roll: ) and there are still 1000's of plants not in there :wall: You must remember SA has an amazing richness of flora and i think it is propably impossible to put all of these in guides.

My guess will be as follow:

#1 [img]5bxoc3[/img] Clitoria ternatea, Butterfly pea or Blue Pea vine (alien invasive in Kruger if I remember correctly);

Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: What Wildflower book & Flower ID?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:07 am 
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For future ref a really good book - if somewhat old - is Jo Onderstall's book Transvaal Lowveld and Escarpment Wildflower guide published by the Botanical Society ( It seriously needs to be updated and expanded but the BotSoc seems to be a bit fixated on Cape plants at the moment.

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