Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 5
 [ 68 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:06 pm 
Offline
Guru
Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 754
Arks your plant looks to me like Sansevieria aethiopica,Also known as Wildewortel/Bowstring Hemp.
I could also be wrong and even if you going to google it,most of them does not look like it, I also have pics so let me know and I would gladly post them here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:36 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 3758
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)
Thanks for your suggestion, AG. I had a look at the Sansevieria aethiopica pix that google has and that looks like what we call "mother-in-law's tongues" :roll: . Anyway, they seem to have 'tougher' leaves than my plant. My only plant book is for fynbos, so not very helpful for arid park plants, but this made me think of the chincherincee (hyacinth family) ... and looking thru the fynbos book, I also wondered if it might be some sort of bulbinella?

And yes, I'd love to see your pix! Meanwhile, I also have this similar plant from KTP (seen along the road en route from Nossob to Grootkolk).

Image

Image

Thanks again for your help with these!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:11 pm 
Offline
Guru
Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 754
Arks a few plants in this Genus are refered to as mothers in law tongue,pearsonii is the specie also,but looks for me more like gemsbok horns :) .
Perhaps you can asked KG,for a id of the plant in KGALAGADI.
The following pics I also had take in October last year.
Image
DSC01155 by closed4, on Flickr
Image
DSC01148 by closed4, on Flickr

Perhaps somebody will come up with a correct I.D.
See the flowers and leaves differ a bit, but on the other side there might be variations in plants from region to region,sorry then, lets see.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: NAME OF PLANT IN THE NORTH
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Posts: 1015
We have been going to the Kruger for many years now :D :D , and I have tried countless times to get the name of a specific plant, I went to the nursery at Skukuza and I could smell it when asking the assistant she advised me which plant to buy, we bought it BUT it is the wrong plant. Also after asking a guide he informed me that the plant is called a "zebra sweat bush" :hmz: :hmz: It grows in the north, along the road sides and I also saw some in Tsendze. This plant gives off the most wonderful smell and when in the north you can smell it early in the morning as well as the sun starts to set. We are off to the Kruger in December and I would love to buy this plant at the nursery in Skukuza. Please can you help me with the name. I think it has tiny purple flowers when in bloom. :hmz: Thank you

_________________
Shingwedzi 21 - 22 December 2014
Letaba 23 - 26 December 2014
Olifants 27 - 29 December 2014
Tamboti 30 December 2014
Berg en Dal 31 December 204 - 03 January 2015


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NAME OF PLANT IN THE NORTH
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Posts: 11
About 2 years ago I took a photo of this plant in the Tsendze area. I send it to Micheal at the Skukuza nursery. It is a Pechuel-loeschea leubnitziae. Wild Sage - Family Asteraceae(daisy/aster family) Bitterbos in Afrikaans. You find it from the norths of Letaba to the north in Kruger, as well as on the Timbivati road. It has got a pungent smell, and start flowering around this time of the year.

Marinda Drake

Lower Sabie - 4 - 9 August
Lower Sabie - 30 November - 13 December
Tsendze - 27 April - 3 May
Balule - 16 - 21 June


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NAME OF PLANT IN THE NORTH
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:05 am 
Online
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Posts: 9489
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
When on a sunset drive from Shimuwini recently the guide stopped next to the Zebra Sweat bush and gave us a piece to smell and feel, certainly has a pungent scent.
I googled it and came up with This certainly the same plant.

_________________
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NAME OF PLANT IN THE NORTH
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:40 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Posts: 1015
Elsa, thanks for the info, I have looked at the link that you posted and Pete (my SO) is convinced that it is the right plant, when in the Kruger over December we will definitely be paying a visit to the Skukuza nursery and will definitely be leaving with the right plant this time, thank you once again

_________________
Shingwedzi 21 - 22 December 2014
Letaba 23 - 26 December 2014
Olifants 27 - 29 December 2014
Tamboti 30 December 2014
Berg en Dal 31 December 204 - 03 January 2015


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:37 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 3758
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)
Can anyone help with an ID of this plant, seen along Darling Hills Road on 5 September 2013?

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:04 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:10 pm
Posts: 2599
Please could someone help with the ID of the plant that one of the new 'technical guys' :D is examining. The long stripey leaf he has in his hands looks to me like a sansevieria of some sort, and it appears, on the right of the pic, that he has been chewing at it.

Thanks.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:54 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 8127
Location: 2012 km..... to Paradise
FAC Member (2013)
Is it a type of fruit..... I thought it was rather unusual as well as had such a vibrant colour.
If someone could help with ID please. 8)

Image

_________________
“Nature is a volume of which God is the author.” ~ William Harvey
TR "Born to be Wild"..37 Days of sights, sounds and smells!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:50 pm
Posts: 172
Location: JHB, Gauteng
@trrp-trrrrrrrr this could possibly be aHorned Cucumber Cucumis metuliferus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:16 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 12:07 pm
Posts: 259
Location: South Africa
@ trrp - it is a fruit :D of one of the wild cucumbers as ross hawkins says

@ chirinda - just returned from a field trip and can finally say what the baboon is holding - it is the pod of the long-tailed Cassia (Cassia abbreviata) that has been split open - whilst still greenish (which from trying to do it myself is not such an easy task!!). I know various Sennas are used by humans as a laxative so perhaps baboons use Cassias for the same reason - they are very closely related. (I mean the Sennas to Cassias, but I suppose the same applies to Baboons and man :twisted: )

_________________
"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority." ~ E. B. White


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:51 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:27 am
Posts: 1613
Location: Lost somewhere in the travel tales,and don't want to be found
Can anyone id this plant for us ?

Image

I took this picture in Tamboti and Kaasedraai took a picture of the same plant in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park. Quite two different environments so perhaps they are not exactly the same species. Neither Kaapsedraai or I can id this plant with the books that we have.
Thank you

_________________
KRUGERPARKING is good for your health. Keep on KRUGERPARKING.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:57 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 8127
Location: 2012 km..... to Paradise
FAC Member (2013)
:gflower: ross hawkins and lemonbalm....Thank you so much for helping with the ID :thumbs_up:

_________________
“Nature is a volume of which God is the author.” ~ William Harvey
TR "Born to be Wild"..37 Days of sights, sounds and smells!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:23 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:24 pm
Posts: 1573
Location: UK
isinkwe,

Was it a climber/creeper?

If so, it reminds me of a Dioscorea.
There are a number of species in SA and they have quite a wide distribution.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 68 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by katharineh at 08:52:25 Submitted by inyanga30 at 11:27:43 Submitted by inyanga30 at 11:08:56 Submitted by Mrs. S.K.L.Gauntlett at 08:42:42