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 Post subject: Flowers of KNP
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:09 pm 
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Can someone please help me with the names of the following flowers.

1) Photographed this outside the Skukuza reception. It has a name plate next to it, but I cannot remember what it said. "Kudu lelie"??
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2) Found single plants through out the Park. This photo taken at Mlondozi dam picnic spot
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Your first pic certainly looks like a crinum, but it's not a Crinum delagoense, now called stuhlmannii, which has a big, striped, oppulent head of flowers, that can be seen here: http://www.suntimes.co.za/explorer/10/28/today.asp
The South African National Biodiversity Institute has a great website that tells you all about South Africa's plants http://www.plantzafrica.com, with a page that shows Crinum's in general - with a pic of the delagoense or stuhlmannii at the bottom. http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/crinum.htm
The second one is a Scadoxus puniceus, with a page about it here: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/scadoxuspuniceus.htm


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francoisd, I think I've found the name of your top picture - it's a Crinum baumii
Here's a pic from another great website that belongs to the Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa.
Toddelelfe, another website for you to enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Am I correct in saying this bush is a Blue Bush, Diospyros lycoides seen in the south of Kruger in June this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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:hmz: looks like a Blue Bush

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger plants
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Was asked the other day by one of my guests while guiding in Kruger what this small shrub was on the side of the road. It gives a typical bush smell and never noticed it before.

Anyone know what it is? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Looks like one of the Vernonias. It *might* be in Elsa Pooley's KZN wildflower book, or maybe in one of Gerrit Germishuizen / Anita Fabian's offerings. (Thinks: maybe we need a KNP wildflower book as companion to Schmidt-et-al's tree book ...)

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Can anyone help with ID of this shrub, seen close to a spruit at MZNP in September 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Hi Arks

The plant in your photos is Melianthus comosus, in afrikaans "Kruidjie-roer-my-nie" (not sure of the common name in English)

This plant is used for the treatment of sores, backache, septic wounds, bruises and a good few more.

The leaves, when rubbed or crushed, emmits an unpleasant smell.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks for your quick and interesting reply, brian. I googled the latin name, and the English is given as "honey plant" — which would seem to me to be rather opposite of what the Afrikaans name (as translated in my dictionary) means! :roll: :wink:


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 Post subject: ID required
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I hope someone can help me with an ID. The photos were taken at Blue Horizon Bay.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Can someone ID this plant please? Photographed in Marakele National Park at the Lenong Viewpoint.

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Another one from Marakele - photographed on the way up the mountain to the lookout point:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Hi Naomi, I would say that the first plant looks to me like Babiana hypogea also known as the Baboon Onion.

The second unfortunately I don't have a clue perhaps a guru can help here.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Naomi, the second looks like Anemone...

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