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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:37 am

arks wrote:Here is a tree/shrub and two plants that I saw at Kirstenbosch in October 2007. Can anyone help with ID on these?
Thanks!

1. I'll say Mimusops obovata.

2. I would guess Lobostemon fruticosus BUT there are many similar looking Lobostemons.

3. Sparrmannia africana.
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Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:02 pm

WoW!!! Thanks for taking the time to help me with these IDs, JB. I've done some follow-up googling and think they're all, as yours usually are, spot on :clap: :dance:

I really must invest in a Cape fynbos field guide :redface: Top of my list for this upcoming visit!
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:31 pm

arks wrote:WoW!!! Thanks for taking the time to help me with these IDs, JB. I've done some follow-up googling and think they're all, as yours usually are, spot on :clap: :dance:

I really must invest in a Cape fynbos field guide :redface: Top of my list for this upcoming visit!

It is a big pleasure arks, glad that i can help (and sorry i don't have time to pop in more/quicker :x )
and very glad to hear you agree :whistle: :tongue:

PS... sorry i haven't got around to reply to your e-mail, but that fieldguide you mentioned there is REALLY excellent (although just remember none of these guides cover everything... infact i think most only cover about 40% or even less :roll: )
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Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:48 pm

Jakkalsbessie wrote:It is a big pleasure arks, glad that i can help (and sorry i don't have time to pop in more/quicker :x )
and very glad to hear you agree :whistle: :tongue:

PS... sorry i haven't got around to reply to your e-mail, but that fieldguide you mentioned there is REALLY excellent (although just remember none of these guides cover everything... infact i think most only cover about 40% or even less :roll: )

Knowing how busy you are these days, it was a nice surprise to see you here today 8) And from another thread, looks like you have an upcoming flower-viewing trip? :dance: Have a great time!!

And thanks for your feedback on that fieldguide. I appreciate the limitations of a single guide, but if I collect too many — and I always return from SA with at least one new book!! — I'll have nothing in my luggage but books, and likely incur overweigh penalties as well :roll: Such are the "limitations" of being an overseas visitor! :( :wink:
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Unread post by Neil Crawford » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:32 pm

Hi all, Heres a few flowers from Robberg (near Knysna). We have given them preliminary id's, can anyone confirm these, and if pos. give a second name on the sutera.
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:54 am

#2 is Chironia baccifera.
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Unread post by arks » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:40 pm

I originally posted these photos in the general ID thread, but it's been nearly two weeks and no one's responded, so perhaps (as Richard Harris has done in the bird forum :wink: ), starting a separate ID thread for my Cape wildflowers and other fynbos plants will be OK? :pray:

I do now have a fieldguide for fynbos and am trying very hard to work out the ID of my pix, but am finding it hard going. These are some of those that I've guessed at, some of my guesses I'm more confident of than others. All were seen at Cape Point in October.

1. This first one is, I think, the thistle protea (protea scolymocephala)?

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2. This one is, I think, lesser purple ragwort (senecio arenarius)?

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3. This one is possibly manulea tomentosa? Does it have a common name?

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4. This one, I think, is the rosescented pelargonium (pelargonium capitatum)?

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5. Perhaps false slugwort (dischisma ciliatum)?

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6. And this one, perhaps featherhead roemanaggie (struthiola striata)?

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Plant of Cape Point to ID

Unread post by Stapelia » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:58 pm

I took this photo along the trail to the ligthouse, back in October. Can anyone help me identify it ?

Thanks in advance from Belgium.

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Re: Plant of Cape Point to ID

Unread post by Neil Crawford » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:54 pm

I think it's the same as this one Salvia africana-lutea.
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Re: Plant of Cape Point to ID

Unread post by arks » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:49 pm

Hi Stapelia and Welcome!

I think your plant is salvia africana-lutea, a fairly common coastal fynbos plant :)
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Re: Cape flowers - ID help needed, please

Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:20 pm

Arks, I am going to allow the Cape Flowers thread, simply because the Cape Floristic kingdom has such a vast number of unique plants. Many people are knowledgeable about either the Cape plants or the northern plants, but few have a good knowledge of both.

So lets give it a go. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by arks » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:22 am

Thanks, Imberbe, but I fear that now that you've added Stapelia's query and the replies, no one is going to go back to mine and I REALLY need help here, which is why I moved my pix from the general ID thread, where they had gotten no notice :( :roll: Or perhaps it's just that we don't have anyone who knows much about the Cape flora? When I'm providing an answer, it does make me wonder, as I know next to nada!

Richard Harris has been allowed his own separate ID thread in the birds forum and I was hoping that I might be allowed my own thread here as I have a lot of Cape plants for which I'm hoping for help with ID. I'm trying very hard to work out the IDs with my new fieldguide, but it's very hard for me to be sure and there are plenty about whch I have no clue.

Unfortunately, adding in other requests means that my previously UNanswered requests get overlooked, which happens to me all the time :( :(
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Re: Plant of Cape Point to ID

Unread post by Stapelia » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:18 pm

arks wrote:Hi Stapelia and Welcome!

I think your plant is salvia africana-lutea, a fairly common coastal fynbos plant :)

Thanks for your answer !
Excuse me if I've posted my question twice, I don't saw it was submit in Cape plants and flowers !
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Re: Plant of Cape Point to ID

Unread post by Stapelia » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:30 pm

Neil Crawford wrote:I think it's the same as this one Salvia africana-lutea.
Best regards Neil
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Thanks a lot for your answer !
With your photo, I understand why I don't find this flower in any site or book ! It's not a corolla but a calyx !
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:25 am

Sorry Arks. It has been decided that no personal id. threads will be allowed, since it could really create a situation where too many threads become un-manageable and diffuse the attention. The situation you refer to is being addressed.

I am sure that your beautiful flowers will get the required attention in this thread.

And, you are indeed correct, we need a few Cape flower experts to get involved! This may just be the opportunity! :huh:
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