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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:25 am

arks wrote:Here are a couple of plants that I saw at Cape Point in March 2010. I've looked and looked through my Field Guide to Fynbos, but haven't found anything conclusive, so I hope that someone can help me with the ID.

1. This first one might be a penaea, perhaps penaea mucronata?

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2. And this second one I'd think is a protea or more likely a leucadendron, but none of the photos in my field guide come even close :wall:

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Any help will be greatly appreciated!

:hmz: LOL arks you know i struggle with some of the Cape plants but will give it a try...

#1. This 1 is very difficult to say because it seems as if the plant is suffering some condition, hence the abnormal colour. My guess would be Staavia radiata (but it could also be one of the Rutaceae or Ericaceae).

#2. I agree with Leucadendron sp. but think it will be impossibe from this pic to brake it down further, sorry :?

Sorry i can't be of more help on these :wall:
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:27 pm

Thanks for trying to help with these, JB. 8) I did a bit of googling and that first one might be what you suggest, but from what I remember of the plant, it looked like that orange was its normal colour ... I suppose that I could try to find it again in September? :roll: :wink: A lot of these Cape plants are just going to have to remain mysteries, and I'll enjoy them just as much even if I don't know their names! :dance:

As always, many thanks for your help!
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by gladi7 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:22 pm

wanderw wrote:I saw this plant in the Silvermine section of TMNP near the end of July. It was next to the path just above the dam, about 30cm in height.

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Would this be a Watsonia Angustifolia?
Your help will be much appreciated. :pray:


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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by gladi7 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:05 pm

arks wrote:Still hoping :pray:

arks wrote:Can anyone help with ID of this plant, seen at Cape Point in September 2010?

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Many thanks!


Hi,

I'm finding it a bit hard to identify the plant from the pictures taken... but my best guess would be Metalasia cephalotes. hope it helps. :P
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by arks » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:39 pm

gladi7 wrote:
arks wrote:Still hoping :pray:
arks wrote:Can anyone help with ID of this plant, seen at Cape Point in September 2010?

I'm finding it a bit hard to identify the plant from the pictures taken... but my best guess would be Metalasia cephalotes. hope it helps. :P

Thanks VERY much gladi7, it helps lots! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cape plants, flowers and trees

Unread post by arks » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:20 pm

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:yaya: Anybody??? :pray:

arks wrote:Here are some more flowers/plants that I need ID help with. All seen at Cape Point in early January 2015.

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Unread post by naturelover » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:15 pm

arks wrote:This plant, seen at Cape Point on 5 October 2007, are also, I think, an Ornithogalum, but the question is, which? Googling, I find that there are many different ones and I haven't found any that look remotely like this one. The closest I've found in Ornithogalum caudatum ...

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Any ideas?


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What we hear is a Trachyandra but I'll have to get back to you with the species.
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Re: Cape plants and flowers

Unread post by naturelover » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:33 pm

wanderw wrote:I saw this plant in the Silvermine section of TMNP near the end of July. It was next to the path just above the dam, about 30cm in height.

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Would this be a Watsonia Angustifolia?
Your help will be much appreciated. :pray:


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Re: Cape plants

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:32 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for this daisy? Seen at Strandfontein (Cape Town) in late September 2016.

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