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Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm Unread post
Can anyone help with an ID for this flower, seen at Nylsvley (Limpopo) in late April 2012.

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Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:50 pm Unread post
Thants an awesome photo arks :thumbs_up:

Could you perhaps give me a brief description of the plant? It will make it much easier for me to try to identify it.


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Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:44 am Unread post
Don't really know what you mean by 'description', all I have is the photo and after 4 months I don't remember any details about it :wink:


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Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21 pm Unread post
My best guess would be Blepharis subvolubilis subsp. subvolubilis, Eyelash Flower in English.

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Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:41 am Unread post
I would say it's Blepharis obtusispetala although I am surprised to see it flowering in April which is way out of its usual flowering period.


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Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:10 pm Unread post
naturelover wrote
I would say it's Blepharis obtusispetala
OK, now you've really aroused my curiosity! A Google search for this species results in precisely zero hits. Zero?

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:49 pm Unread post
Thanks naturelover and Johan. I've googled a bit and Blepharis subvolubilis certainly looks like what's in my photo 8) — and I also found nada for Blepharis obtusispetala :hmz:


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Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:28 am Unread post
Can anyone help with an ID for this flower? Seen near Olifants in KNP on 25 April 2012.

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:53 am Unread post
Looks like cleome - don't have my flower books handy to look up scientific name at the moment.


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My apologies I wrote the name down incorrectly, the right spelling is Blepharis obtusisepala. :redface: :redface:


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Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:29 am Unread post
Cleome angustifolia is the scientific name for the yellow cleome.


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Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:33 pm Unread post
Thanks ecojunkie :thumbs_up:


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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:38 pm Unread post
Here's another flower that I need some help with. Seen near Olifants in KNP on 24 April 2012.

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(I do know that the leaves in the foreground are mopani and not connected with the flower :wink: )


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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:48 pm Unread post
Wild hibiscus! Hibiscus cannabinus or trionum


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Many thanks again EJ! :thumbs_up:
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