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 Post subject: flower ID help
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Can anyone help with an ID for this flower, seen at Nylsvley (Limpopo) in late April 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Thants an awesome photo arks :thumbs_up:

Could you perhaps give me a brief description of the plant? It will make it much easier for me to try to identify it.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Don't really know what you mean by 'description', all I have is the photo and after 4 months I don't remember any details about it :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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My best guess would be Blepharis subvolubilis subsp. subvolubilis, Eyelash Flower in English.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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I would say it's Blepharis obtusispetala although I am surprised to see it flowering in April which is way out of its usual flowering period.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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naturelover wrote:
I would say it's Blepharis obtusispetala
OK, now you've really aroused my curiosity! A Google search for this species results in precisely zero hits. Zero?

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Thanks naturelover and Johan. I've googled a bit and Blepharis subvolubilis certainly looks like what's in my photo 8) — and I also found nada for Blepharis obtusispetala :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Can anyone help with an ID for this flower? Seen near Olifants in KNP on 25 April 2012.

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Looks like cleome - don't have my flower books handy to look up scientific name at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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My apologies I wrote the name down incorrectly, the right spelling is Blepharis obtusisepala. :redface: :redface:

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Cleome angustifolia is the scientific name for the yellow cleome.

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Thanks ecojunkie :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Here's another flower that I need some help with. Seen near Olifants in KNP on 24 April 2012.

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(I do know that the leaves in the foreground are mopani and not connected with the flower :wink: )


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Wild hibiscus! Hibiscus cannabinus or trionum

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Many thanks again EJ! :thumbs_up:


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