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Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:50 am

Well before I get to more Augrabies and Kgalagadi plants, I have a few more from KNP and the lowveld.

1. This strange tree with the grenade-shaped fruits was close to my luxury riverview bungalow at Skukuza.

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Unread post by Jeanus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:57 am

Hi arks

For the first look up Gardenia volkensii or one of its close relatives.

For the last two I cannot get a good view on my comp but you are welcome to e-mail me the photos so that I can on safari@ghostmountaininn.co.za
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Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:46 pm

The first one is spot on, bushveld gardenia. I'd never have guessed a type of "gardenia" from just seeing those fruits!!
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Tree: Bushveld Gardenia

Unread post by peter1 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:55 pm

Hi,
On S130, Gomondwane road loop, is a big tree that grows in the middle of the road. A ranger told me its a Bushveld Gardenia. Can anyone confirm that?
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:02 pm

The ranger was spot on! :wink:
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Unread post by peter1 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:11 am

Thanks. Good to know.

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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:00 am

Does anyone know the species name - I could not find Bushveld Gardenia as the common name in the index of any books ?
I know the Lowveld Gardenia (ex Transvaal Gardenia) with it's lovely flowers in October .

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Re: Tree ID Gomondwane Road S130

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:44 am

NATIONAL TREE LIST
690 Gardenia volkensii K. Schum.
subsp. volkensii
Transvaal or Lowveld Gardenia

691.1 Gardenia volkensii K. Schum.
subsp. spatulifolia
Savanna or Bushveld Gardenia

I haven't seen the Bushveld Gardenia in flower yet .

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Re: Tree ID Gomondwane Road S130

Unread post by G@mespotter » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:20 pm

I might have a pic of it, I'l have a look... The s102 loop (between s25 and s26) also have awesome trees, just like the pafuri picnic road..
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