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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by pops » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:38 am

Hi AG. Thanx for the enlightenment. What really fooled me was that your photograph of the tree was not the same as that in the van Wyk brothers books. At one stage I was sure that it could be Boscia albitrunca but the leaves once again didn't look quite correct.

Once again thanx for a super thread.

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:06 pm

@ Pops thats why I took close up pics of the leaves,fruits,seeds which will help in identification purposes, growht form also plays a roll, but it is difficult to took pics for plants at least for me and also depending on the type of camera.
Glad you like the thread. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by pops » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:55 pm

Hi AG. I am a complete novice at trying to ID trees hence the interest in this thread. I have had difficulty with this tree and think it might be Boscia albitrunca. I must ask you to be patient :pray: with my ID's but I do appreciate your telling me where I am going wrong. :mrgreen:
I thought you may have put this one in with tongue in cheek seeing that the previous was the Stinky Shepherds Bush. :whistle:

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:40 am

Pops you are spot on! :D yes I did do that :whistle:
Perhaps the white stem which give it away.

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Unread post by pops » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:46 am

Hey there AG you wiley old coot. You had me going for quite a while. It was, this time, the leaves and fruit which gave it away. Thanx for the thread

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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:31 pm

@ Nina no problem, just glad you are following :thumbs_up:
@ Pops, glad that the little information that I gave you help you,I will from now on just post pics of the plants with the names, you will still able to learn, and perhaps one day ID some here in Augrabies.
Maybe I should work on a photographic guide of plants in this area :)

Ok,This tree belongs to the Ebenaceae family:
Euclea pseudebenus
Afrikaans name:Swartebbehout
English: Black ebony
Male and female plants are found separately, and this specie is limited to the western part of the country, also inhabitants areas of exstreme dryness, and the fruits are edible but not very palatable.
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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by pops » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:20 pm

Hi AG. The way you did the last tree fotos helped me a lot as it gave me an insight as to how to use Braam and Piet van Wyks' book " A Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa". I've battled with it for some time purely because I didn't understand their key to the different groups to which I now have a better understanding.

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:01 am

A few more pics of Acacia mellifera
Afrikaans: Swarthaak
English:Black Thorn
In some instances which is also rare you find these shrubs with pinkish flowers as well.
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A close up look at the pinkish flowers.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:40 am

No problem JenB :)

Adenolobus garipensis
Afrikaans name:Bloubeesklou
English:Blue neat's foot/ Butterfly leaf
A shrub which reach between 4-5 meters, also browse on by giraffes,eland and kudu.
The leaves look like the description of the names.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:59 am

Maerua gilgii
Afrikaans name: Rivierwitbos
English: River bush cherry
Grow up to 3m and found in the Orange river region of the districts of Namaqualand and Gordonia.
Will post the fruits on a later stage to show you how it look.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:21 am

Cadaba aphylla
Afrikaans name: Swartstorm
English:Blackstorm
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:30 am

Sisyndite spartea
Afrikaans name: Woestynbesem
English: Desert broom
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:07 am

Ehretia rigida
Afrikaans name: Deurmekaarbos
English: Puzzle bush.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:48 am

Phaeoptilum spinosum
Afrikaans name: Brosdoring
English: Brittle-thorn
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:48 pm

Lycium bosciifolium
Afrikaans name: Kriedoring
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