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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 pm 
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ecojunkie wrote:
Cleome angustifolia is the scientific name for the yellow cleome.

I find the alternative common name Yellow Mouse-whiskers far more appealing.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Here's another flower I need help with. Seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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That is Limonium peregrinum now Afrolimon peregrinum, it is a member of the Plumbaginaceae family.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Belated thanks, naturelover :thumbs_up: Here's another that I need help with. Seen in KNP (Tamboti area) in October 2008. My notes record that it was 'very fragrant' :D

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Looks a bit like one of the num-nums - but will confirm next week when I can consult my expert!

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Could it be the num-num Carissa bispinosa, the other well-known species being Carissa macrocarpa?


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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa :thumbs_up: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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arks wrote:
Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa
Indeed it is without doubt Carissa bispinosa, just look at the forked spines which are clearly visible in the photograph. Hence bispinosa.

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arks wrote:
Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?
No, it is a spiny scrambler, Capparis tomentosa. The common name is Woolly Caper-bush.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?
No, it is a spiny scrambler, Capparis tomentosa. The common name is Woolly Caper-bush.

Thanks Johan, but I'm a bit perplexed still. Is it just that one limb that has leaves and flowers while the rest of the tree is dead? I see from googling that the bush/tree can grow to be 10 metres .... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Two different plants. The entire tree is dead, and the Woolly Caper-bush is a scrambler that has grown up through the tree, using it for support. The stem (or trunk) of the Caper-bush can be seen in the picture extending from the clump of foliage downwards to the right before twisting around the tree branch towards the trunk and then down to the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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Thanks for clarifying, Johan :thumbs_up:

Is this one (also from October 2008) the same sort of creeper or something different?

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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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This gorgeous flower was photographed at the end of October on the bank of the Sabie River in KNP (Salitje Road).

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Can someone put a name to it?


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 Post subject: Re: flower ID help
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And another one taken on the same day on the same road in KNP - makes me think of a minature orchid!

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