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ID for Augrabies plants

Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:48 pm

This was a common plant in Augrabies, so I hope that someone can help me with an ID.

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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:09 pm

Here's another plant that I saw in Augrabies, which I also saw in KTP. It is not included in either park's guidebook listing of the most common plants, so I hope someone can help?

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Also, does anyone have any idea what sort of nest that might be in the left photo?
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:38 pm

Arks regarding the plant that is common in Augrabies, check out the Euphorbia family. Possibly Euphorbia dregeana. Will try to help with the other pic you posted and let you know.
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Unread post by arks » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:08 pm

Many thanks for your help with these, RosemaryH! It looks like your aloe ID is spot on. I couldn't find much to confirm the specific euphorbia you mention, but it's certainly similar.

I haven't yet found a good general plant book, actually doubt that one exists. Given how really impossible it is to carry a library of field guides back and forth between SA and the US, I still have very limited ID resources. I'm still looking for a good generalist plant/tree/flower book ... :? Or perhaps I'll end up needing to buy several that will be good "at home" references but won't travel with me. Any recommendations?
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Unread post by arks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:07 am

These are flowering plants that I saw in Augrabies in early September.
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:18 am

Pic #2 - Try checking out Dyerophytum africanum(Plumbago Family) and see if you agree.

I THINK #3 could indeed be an "unwanted flower" ( :) Freda) but I will try finding a name.

I would agree with Desert Rose in #1
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Unread post by arks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:52 pm

Thanks as always, Rosemary! # 2 does indeed appear to be the Dyerophytum africanum Do you know a "common name" for it? I can't find one, not that it really matters :D

#3 does look sorta like a "weed" — in fact, at least in the USA, lots of wildflowers are (also) considered weeds.

Parenthetically, in the Cape, on the farm where I was staying, I found what we call vetch, which here is considered a truly noxious weed :twisted: — one of the few "wildflowers" I've found in both the USA and RSA (tho we do find many RSA wildflowers as exotic pot plants in the US).

Thanks also for confirming #1 as the desert rose.
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Augrabies Plants.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:21 am

This is something which I want to do along time ago, I will post plant species of the Park.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by pops » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:50 pm

Is it ficus cordata (namaqua fig)?

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:46 am

Hi pops that is indeed Ficus cordata :thumbs_up:
And thank you Nina there is enough plants here to get us going :)

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:02 am

It is Ozoroa namaensis, also belongs to the Mango family.
Nama resin tree/ Harpuisboom

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by o-dog » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:26 am

Great thread...I am a complete novice with these plants of this area so also really look forward to learning...keep up the great work :thumbs_up:
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Nina! » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:32 am

Hi AG,
Just wondered......do all these plants also occur in KTP?
Probably a stupid question, but as I said before, my knowledge of plants is very limited.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by pops » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:59 pm

You've got me on this one. The closest I can make it is Ziziphus mucronata. Please don't keep me in suspense for tooooooo long.

I like the thread.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:56 am

Ok, it is Boscia foetida
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@ Pops with Ziziphus on the leaves there is 3 veins extending from the basis, which is also characteristic of the family,if you look at Boscia foetida the leaves is place in rosettes.

@ Nina, not all plants which you will find there grow here, so just a few examples of trees and scrubs that you will find in both Parks.
Scrubs:
Swarthaak-Black thorn, Acacia mellifera
Stinkwitgat-Stinky shepards tree, Boscia foetida
Witgat-white shepards tree,Boscia albitrunca
Trees:
Kameeldoring-Camel thorn,Acacia erioloba
Lemoendoring,Parkinsonia africana

Ok this is just a few,then theirs bulbs and herbacious plants as well


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