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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:10 am 
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Again thanks, EJ and BB87 :thumbs_up:

I wonder whether either of you can help me with this next one, seen near Olifants in KNP on 25 April 2012.

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And are these two, which look quite similar to the KNP tree, and whch I saw at Mapungubwe on 12 April 2012, the same sort?

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Look like large-leaved rock-fig.....often found in rocky areas with the large white roots over rocks and into rock crevices etc. Will check scientific name later.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Thanks, EJ :thumbs_up: I'm quite happy with just the common name, tho it's nice to have both. But I like having the common name because I'm not going to remember the latin :roll: :wink: I did a google and think you're (as usual) spot on. And the scientific name is, I think, Ficus abutilifolia?

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:thumbs_up:

One way I learned from scientists to try and remember the scientific name is to take the first 3 letters from each part of the name and remember that as a 'tag'. So for this one Ficabu! As you get used to the various names used it becomes easier to then remember the full name.

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Clever system, ecojunkie! :thumbs_up: I have enough trouble to try to remember the common names :roll: :redface:

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