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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:33 am

Can anyone help with an ID for this plant, seen extensively in Mapungubwe, always close to the river, in late October 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by NetEk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:06 pm

Datura stramonium Jimson weed, Devil's snare, Stinkweed. Afrikaans: Olieblomme or Mal Pitte

They are weeds (from the america's) that get washed down the river and into the side branches during flooding. You will know them if they had seed pods, they are rond spike pods that bust open at the top with black seeds. Part of the Nightshade family.

I really hate them............
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:10 pm

Thanks NetEk :gflower:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:15 pm

Can anyone help with an ID of what I think is a parasitic plant on this tree? Seen in the western part of Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by NetEk » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:59 pm

Will phone a friend (aka my mom)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:32 pm

Thanks NetEk :gflower: Appreciate the extra efforts!

(Perhaps your mom should join the forum?)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by NetEk » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:06 am

She doesn't know either but has a theory. It doesn't look like you normal "voelent" but it might be that the tree had a hollow that some seeds germinated in that can cause it to look like the plant is growing in the tree.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:45 pm

Many thanks to you and your mom, NetEk, I agree that's a likely idea. :thumbs_up:

Still hope that someone may have some idea what the plant might be ..... :whistle:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:02 am

Can anyone help me with an ID of these two flowers? Seen at Crooks Corner, KNP, in early November 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Your first plant may be Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:27 pm

Your second plant: This is 2 in 1 photo! The stem of the flowers are different than the dead leaves and green stems in the back ground. The flowers, are of a climbing/scrambling plant, which I think, are those of Ipomoea shirambensis, this plant is only found in the northern regions of Limpopo. It flowers before making leaves. The plant with green leaves and thorns look like a Spikethorn (may be Gymnosporia putterlickioides)

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:40 pm

If this photo was taken in Tamboti in the Kruger National Park, a known plant with distinct heart-shaped leaves found there, are Ipomoea obscura var. obscura. It’s flowers are yellow. They are widespread, but I think they go down just as far as East London region.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:09 pm

Thanks for your help with these IDs, Fieldnotes. The photos were taken at Crooks Corner.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Fieldnotes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:52 pm

Apologies, my last comment was for an ID requested by isinkwe on first page of this topic.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:27 am

Hi there,

This was seen in mid November mid KNP - I think its a Crinium but any one know which spps?
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