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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by JenB » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:38 am

Please post your trees here for ID help. :)
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:04 am

Here are two more trees that I need ID help for, both seen in the Pafuri area of KNP in mid-April 2016.

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2. not sure whether this is a shrub or a vine on the shrub?
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:10 pm

Would any clever person know what this strange but fascinating tree might be, seen in Skukuza camp this month.
Despite numerous monkeys around the fruit didn't seem to be attracting them?

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Mant » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:20 pm

It looks like a fig tree, not sure which one though.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm

It is a fig tree.....known as knobbly fig Ficus sansibarica
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:22 pm

Thank you Mant and GEJ! :gflower:
Very odd but well named tree! :wink:

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 pm

Here's one that has irked me for quite a while:

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In the Luvuvhu floodplain, Hutwini Mountain in the background.

False-fig (Trilepisium madagascariense) has been suggested to me. Not implausible, the tree occurs in the Soutpansberg, so seeds could have been washed down the Luvuvhu. It is not a tree I'm familiar with, though.

Suggestions and ideas welcome.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:22 pm

Not a plant fundi at all but it does look something like one of the Ficus - Common wild fig Ficus thonningii?

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:26 pm

Elsa wrote:Not a plant fundi at all but it does look something like one of the Ficus - Common wild fig Ficus thonningii?
Thanks.

I considered, and rejected, that.

Schmidt et al (Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and the KNP) split thoningii into burkei and petersii, neither of which should occur anywhere near Pafuri. But heck, neither should False-fig.

The leaves do not match either species, and I could not find any figs, nor any fruiting spurs. In other words, looks a lot like a fig, but is not likely to be one.

I cannot go back and have another look, this tree has vanished.

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