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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:53 am

Tamarix usneoides
Afrikaans name: Abiekwasgeelhout
English: Wild tamarix
Leaves with flowers.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:48 pm

Olea europaea subsp. africana
Afrikaans name: Olienhout
English: Wild olive
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:49 am

Ziziphus mucronata
Afrikaans name: Blinkblaar-wag-n-bietjie
English: Buffalo thorn
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:53 am

Thank you again AG for all the informative information..and great pics. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:31 pm

Family: Ebenaceae
Euclea undulata
Afrikaans name: Ghwarriebos
English: Common guarri
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:46 pm

Nymania capensis
Afrikaans name: Klapperbos
English: Chinese lanterns
This plant grow up to 2.5 m tall,flowers are light pink to red and the fruit are inflated.
A palatable plant. There is also only one Nymania-specie in South- Africa.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:07 am

Ok I have covered all scrubs and trees for AFNP, by means of the pics, I will post pics of plants like the annuals and herbacious types,bulbs and so on.Most of the time visitors to our National Parks do not have the oppurtunity to see them,so this will basically be just a window for those who are interested and just want to learn more. :)

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:57 am

Euphorbia avasmontana
Afrikaans name:
English:Crown of thorns
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:02 am

Euphorbia spartaria
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:10 am

Euphorbia gregaria
Afrikaans name: Aggenysmelkbos
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:11 am

Euphorbia gariepina

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:54 am

Euphorbia hirta
Native to Central America, also widespread in South-Africa
Annual herb/prostrate
It can produce up to 3000 seeds per plant.
Ants may be the dispersal agents.
Also a medicinal herb.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Euphorbia dregeana
Afrikaans name: Dikloot-melkbos
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:15 am

Euphorbia tuberculata
This specie might occur in the park,I have found it outside the park and because I'm posting Euphorbias just thought that I can also include this one.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:33 pm

There is still 2 species of Euphorbias which I have to find in the Park, in the mean time here is some other plants which not even park staff have seen before, or simply does not know what it is:
They usually pop up after rain.
Bryophyta
Moss sp.
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Liverworth family
Plagiochasma rupestre
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Fern family
Cheilanthes deltoidea
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