Skip to Content

Plant: Januariebos (Gnidia polycephala)

Find, identify and discuss the plants of all the SANParks
User avatar
arks
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3415
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)

Plant: Januariebos (Gnidia polycephala)

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:36 pm

These are plants that I saw in Kgalagadi in September 2007. Can anyone help with ID?

2. There were lots of these plants along the Lower Dune road.
Image Image
RSA 2015
1-30 June Darling
30 June-8 July National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
8-15 July Mountain Zebra
16-22 July Cape Town
* * *
16-28 November Cape Town
29 November-20 January Darling

User avatar
restio
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1656
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:40 pm
Location: At work

Unread postby restio » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:31 pm

#2: I'm going to take a flyer at Gnidia polycephala, Januariebos. It flowers in spring, which fits with the timing, and the overall plant looks very similar to your pic. Apparently its unpalatable and poisonous when flowering. The roots are used to treat earache, toothache and stomach ache.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Return to “Plants”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by kcilliers at 08:29:21
orpen
Submitted by Oumie at 20:53:54
satara
Submitted by JeanetteAnne at 10:09:47
nossob
Submitted by LindaE at 09:19:30