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Unread postby bucky » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:47 am

:lol: :doh: :doh: :doh: :idea:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:53 am

I swear the quiz was easier before the pic went up! :twisted:
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:04 am

The now you see me now you don't tree - pops up anywhere?

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Unread postby Laine » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:04 am

this is a pear - shaped tree along with the pear shaped thread.... :lol:

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Unread postby bucky » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:22 am

Come people , this is easy peasy for a botanist (I may even be wrong in my I.D. the way things are going int his thread )

It can be seen from the main tar road running along the length of the park , so that narrows it down a bit .

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Unread postby Senyetse » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:24 am

Not too clear from the pic but it looks to me like a shepherd's tree or witgat Boscia albitrunca. I don't know where it is or what is unusual about it though. Is this specific tree unusual?
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:32 am

On the S40 travelling from Nsemani towards Girivana.
What is unusaul about it? The last known nesting place of the Tree Zebra (Equus quagga busherii)
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Unread postby bucky » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:43 am

Very close to that area Francois , but from a tar road .

Nope Senyetse , not a shepards tree .

Heres another pic .

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Unread postby Senyetse » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:02 pm

Looks like a tree being gobbled up by another. Its actually two trees?
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Unread postby bucky » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:58 pm

Now we are getting somewhere , spot on Senyetse , although not quite gobbled .

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Unread postby craigsa » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:49 am

Close to Orpen I think, Looks like some form of fig tree.
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Unread postby Senyetse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:10 am

Must be a strangler fig - don't know which species though (sycamore?) and the other tree looks dead.
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Unread postby bucky » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:16 pm

Well done to craigsa for noting that it is some sort of fig , and then to Senyetse for nailing the answer , although you could have just stopped at strangler fig , as it is not a sycamore fig.

I would say you guys are close enough to the location , and it is just north of the Ntomeni spruit , where the river goes past the main tar road .

This is actually called the Strangler fig , or more commonly known as the "Common wild fig" , which very often starts life as a strangler before eventually overcoming its host , and standing on its own .
This one has grown up the trunk of an old leadwood , and it would be difficult to say if it managed to kill the leadwood , or if it just used the dead stump considering leadwood stumps stand so long.

Here is a link with some pics , scroll down to strangler figs .

This is the last of my pics and shows the root system very nicely growing around the base of the old stump that you can see part of on the left .
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Unread postby Richprins » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:31 pm

Come on DDW, you can come out now!

It's a dam.

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Unread postby jonty1 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:24 pm

Mazithi dam???
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