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 Post subject: Plant: Koffiepit (Aptosimum marlothii)
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:54 pm 
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I saw this plant in KTP in late September 2007. Can anyone help me with an ID?

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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arks wrote:
I saw this plant in KTP in late September 2007. Can anyone help me with an ID?

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Arks, unfortunately it is really very difficult to distinguish between Aptosimum (capsules with thick, woody walls) and Peliostomium (capsules with thin walls) species so as you can imagine even more so within a species :? in this case my vote would be for Aptosimum marlothii.

{PS... i have quite a number of Aptosimum & Peliostomium pics from KTP, Namaqualand etc that i am still undecided on :roll: }

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Jakkalsbessie wrote:
arks wrote:
I saw this plant in KTP in late September 2007. Can anyone help me with an ID?

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Arks, unfortunately it is really very difficult to distinguish between Aptosimum (capsules with thick, woody walls) and Peliostomium (capsules with thin walls) species so as you can imagine even more so within a species :? in this case my vote would be for Aptosimum marlothii.

{PS... i have quite a number of Aptosimum & Peliostomium pics from KTP, Namaqualand etc that i am still undecided on :roll: }

Thanks, JB, I do know how impossible it can be to ID plants from a few photos :roll: :wink:

I am currently struggling with trying to ID my many pix of Cape plants, using my newly acquired Field Guide to Fynbos, by John Manning. I am getting quite framiliar with the book in this process, but it sure is hard to see/match plant details from my pix to the book's pix. Even when I've made a guess at ID, I will still be posting my pix here for help with confirmation — but at least, as with my "mystery birds", I'm making some effort to work out the ID for myself before asking :roll: :D :wall:

And I do know that having only one field guide isn't nearly enough!! :tongue: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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arks wrote:
I am currently struggling with trying to ID my many pix of Cape plants, using my newly acquired Field Guide to Fynbos, by John Manning. I am getting quite framiliar with the book in this process, but it sure is hard to see/match plant details from my pix to the book's pix. Even when I've made a guess at ID, I will still be posting my pix here for help with confirmation — but at least, as with my "mystery birds", I'm making some effort to work out the ID for myself before asking :roll: :D :wall:

And I do know that having only one field guide isn't nearly enough!! :tongue: :wink:

:thumbs_up: that is the best way to learn arks, and as i have told you before i have piles & piles of books and still a lot of flowers / plants are no where to be found in them :roll: (LOL so not even 40+ field guides is enough :tongue: )

And yes i agree the pics in the books & those in 'real life' don't always match up :wall:
As you start getting to know some species the 'guessing' gets easier and then you can start searching the internet (although sadly there is also a BIG gap regarding wildflowers from SA :cry: )

Then as you say try a bit and then post it here and hopefully 1 of us can help :wink:

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