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Unread post by naomi c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:31 pm

They also come in yellow

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Unread post by naomi c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:46 pm

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Wild Foxglove/South African Foxglove - Ceratotheca Triloba

Again I cannot find an Afrikaans name for this plant?

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Sun Hibiscus (Wilde Stokroos) - Hibiscus calyphyllus

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Unread post by naomi c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Pic taken near Mopanie

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Flame Lily (Vlamlelie) - Gloriosa superba

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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:45 am

For those interested in the Afrikaans names:

According to a book I have of Prof Christo Pienaar, the Wild Foxglove is called "Wilde Vingerhoedjies" in Afrikaans.

And the Lion's Eye is also called "Rooihaarbossie" according to the book "Die Natuurlewe van Suider Afrika" by Vincent Carruthers.

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Yellow Cleome (Peultjiesbos) - Cleome Angustifolia
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Blood Flower / Poison Root (Bloedblom / Gifwortel) - Scadoxus Multiflorus
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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:59 am

A close-up (Photo's taken near Letaba)

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Re: Flowers of Kruger

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:50 am

Great, or rather stunning, photographs Leeukos, Crested Val and Naomi, C - thanks :thumbs_up:. Interesting subject, I have learned on the forum from a post by someone that there are two types of Impala Lily - one that bloom in the summer and one in the winter months and that fine specimens can be seen in the Malelane area (I hope I am correct as I do not know where it was posted). The Impala Lily’s during winter in Shingwedzi is really :D. During October months we have also seen many field flowers in Kruger but no idea what they are, we will take better notice in future. Can someone perhaps receommend a field guide on the field flowers of Kruger?
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Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:07 pm

You get Adenium multiflorum, the Impala Lily, and Adenium swazicum, the Swazi Lily or Summer-flowering Impala Lily. So not two types or varieties, but two distinct species.

There is also Pachypodium saundersii, the Kudu Lily. As will be apparent from its scientific name, it belongs to a different genus and is thus related to the Halfmens, Pachypodium namaquanum. The latter cannot be found anywhere near the KNP, rather try the Richtersveld.

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Candy striped Crinium (Vleilelie) - Crinium Stuhlmanii

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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:19 pm

Thank you Grantmissy! :D

As far as I know there is no specific fieldguide to the wildflowers of KNP - would love to have one if there is!

Sasol has a fieldguide - "Sasol's First Field Guide to Wild Flowers in Southern Africa" and there is another one - "Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa" by John Manning.

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Re: Flowers of Kruger

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:20 pm

I am not sure about this one - is it the Wild Sweet Pea (Wilde Ertjie) - Sphenostylis Angustifolia?

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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:22 pm

Close-up of the flower - photo's taken near Punda Maria

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Re: Flowers of Kruger

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:27 pm

naomi c wrote:Sasol has a fieldguide - "Sasol's First Field Guide to Wild Flowers in Southern Africa" and there is another one - "Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa" by John Manning.
There's also the Sappi Wild Flower Guide Mpumalanga & Northern Province by Jo Onderstall, but I suspect it is out of print.

Then there is Wild Flowers of the Limpopo Valley by Rheta van der Walt. This is a quite new book, and pretty good for a lot of the Lowveld.

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