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Re: Different flowers seen in the West Coast National Park.

Unread post by Niek » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:51 pm

Thanks Caracal for searching the names! I was checking some of the names you gave me and I think you're right on most of them. I never thought about Babiana species and while surfing on the web I suddenly found two Babianas that fit better to the fifth picture: Babiana tubulosa or B. tubiflora. It is really nice that the forum works out so well.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:35 pm

Here's another that I need help with. Seen near Olifants in KNP on 24 april 2012.

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Unread post by arks » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:50 am

Here's another flower I need help with. Seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012.

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Unread post by naturelover » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:50 am

That is Limonium peregrinum now Afrolimon peregrinum, it is a member of the Plumbaginaceae family.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:16 am

Thanks, naturelover! Does this crop help? Pea family perhaps?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Thanks, naturelover. I just realised that I listed where I saw it incorrectly, :redface: I actually saw this one in WCNP on 24 MAY 2012. Does that change what it might be? :redface:
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Unread post by naturelover » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:01 am

Got it: Nylandtia spinosa also POLYGALACEAE. I am very gald you told me it was from the WCNP as this made identifying it a whole lot easier. It is so important to get the locality right as this helps narrow down the number of possibilities and elimanate lookalikes occuring in other areas.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:41 am

Thanks, naturelover and apologies for originally giving you the incorrect locale for the shrub. :redface:

And since you so graciously offered, here's another, also seen at WCNP on 24 May 2012

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And this one, seen along Darling Hills Road on 9 June 2012

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Unread post by naturelover » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:07 am

The first is a Zygophyllum species and the second is a parasite called Septulina glauca it belongs to the LORANTHACEAE family and its comon name is Candles.
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Namaqua Flowers 2017

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:37 pm

Was there for one night on august 16th (Namaqua national park) but no flowers and rain most of the day :whistle: .
But what a beautiful restcamp and park.Will share some pics in a short TR after the one I started on KTP. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Namaqua Flowers 2017

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:31 pm

Was there for one night on august 16th (Namaqua national park) but no flowers and rain most of the day :whistle: .

Pity that you did not have the opportunity to visit WCNP Postberg section, where Jesscan and Andy did take these photos, Goronta.
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Re: WCNP: Flowers

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:35 pm

Please see Jesscan1 's recent and stunning photos :D

Jesscan1 wrote:I am at last back in Internet country. :D

Andy M and I had 2 full days in the WCNP and spent most of those days in the Postberg section of the park.

The floral display was something to behold.

A spectacle of note.

The vast fields were carpeted in white Reenblommetjies, orange Gousblomme and yellow Magriet.

Along the roadsides we had a vast variety of other flowers. (I still have to ID all these flowers).

As promised by Andy (on my behalf) here are just some of the pics of the dazzling beauty that we were so privileged to see.

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Re: WCNP: Flowers

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Those are really stunning Jesscan, thanks for sharing! :clap:

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Re: Namaqua Flowers 2017

Unread post by kittykat23uk » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:23 am

Hello

How long does this display last for? We arrive into Cape Town on the 15th night and we hope to see the flowers. Is west coast NP the best closest place? We have our first night at the airport and 3 nights in Simonstown then head to Swellendam, Karoo NP, up through Kimberley to Marrick and ending in kgalagadi. We also hope to coverify a lot of the other great wildlife sites around the Cape, like the penguins, a whale watching trip and so on.

Any advice wel come! :)

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Re: Namaqua Flowers 2017

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Altho the displays may be a bit past their prime, there should still be plenty of flowers next weekend. In addition to the Postberg section of WCNP, there are quite a few wildflower reserves around the West Coast village of Darling. You need a sunny day for the flowers to be at their best, and I'd suggest avoiding the weekend if you can, as the parks/reserves will be less crowded.

Also please note that the West Coast is NOT Namaqualand. Perhaps the mods can move this discussion to the appropriate forum?
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