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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:21 am

forestgump wrote:Elsa saw one recently :hmz:
As a wild guess, could it be the Diospyros lycioides or Blue Bush? :whistle:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by forestgump » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:26 am

:dance: well done Elsa :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:39 am

And strangely enough I can even supply a pic of said tree! 8)

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which BTW was seen in Kruger on the H4-2 between LS and Croc Bridge.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:29 pm

Ok, will give this a bash but I am not "big" on plants/Trees etc.

This tree has a very specific way or place that is grows.
It has whitish bark and rounded leaves.

The fruit it produces ripens to pale or dark red and are popular with humans, baboons, monkeys and birds such as the Purple-crested Louries Pigeons and Brown-headed Parrots, Barbets and many more.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Rock fig (?) ?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:52 pm

ndloti wrote:Rock fig (?) ?
Yes! :thumbs_up:
Did I make it too easy or you too clever? :wink: but well done Ndloti.

Ficus abutilifolia, or Large-leaved Rockfig.

These trees have always fascinated me with the way they can split or crack rocks with their aggressive root system.
It has a short. crooked, low-branching, yellow white trunk with bark that peels off in paper-thin flakes.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:46 am

This tree which diceros bicornis (and others) utilises contains a milky latex which can be termed poisonous to man.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:20 am

Euphorbia Ingens or Tree Euphorbia?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by forestgump » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:38 am

or Tamboti
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by ndloti » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:56 am

Tamboti was the answer I had in mind , as tree euhorbia tend to grow on rocky ridges (?) which black rhino do not frequent (?) in KNP .
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by forestgump » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:13 am

Thanks for the reminder, ndloti :thumbs_up:

If you had a farm with a stand of black wattle , that you had just clear felled, to get rid of it.....why would it not be a good idea to burn the area afterwards to clear the remaining slash and stumps??
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:58 pm

I am going to take a wild guess. Fire helps to crack open the seeds which helps with the germination process.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:05 pm

My guess would be that they contain a high oil content (like pine trees) and would cause a bigger fire than planned and more damages in the end. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by koedoe » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:23 pm

I'll go with Rooies.
The black wattle germinates like crazy after a veld fire.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread post by kite » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:53 pm

The fire might destroy seeds and seedlings which could flourish given space and moisture? :?: :idea:


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