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Re: Can you ID this plant in Augrabies.

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:02 am

Euphorbia spartaria
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:10 am

Euphorbia gregaria
Afrikaans name: Aggenysmelkbos
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:11 am

Euphorbia gariepina

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:54 am

Euphorbia hirta
Native to Central America, also widespread in South-Africa
Annual herb/prostrate
It can produce up to 3000 seeds per plant.
Ants may be the dispersal agents.
Also a medicinal herb.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Euphorbia dregeana
Afrikaans name: Dikloot-melkbos
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:15 am

Euphorbia tuberculata
This specie might occur in the park,I have found it outside the park and because I'm posting Euphorbias just thought that I can also include this one.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:33 pm

There is still 2 species of Euphorbias which I have to find in the Park, in the mean time here is some other plants which not even park staff have seen before, or simply does not know what it is:
They usually pop up after rain.
Bryophyta
Moss sp.
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Liverworth family
Plagiochasma rupestre
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Fern family
Cheilanthes deltoidea
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Unread post by Nina! » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Thank you for posting all these interesting pictures of plants, AG.
I especially like the "crown of thorns". It looks beautiful.

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:03 pm

Thank you Dotty and Lion queen.

Cleomaceae
Cleome angustifolia
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Cleome foliosa
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Cleome oxyphylla
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Unread post by lion queen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow these are stunning!!!
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Unread post by Nina! » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:37 pm

Beautiful colors! :thumbs_up:
I am always surprised how much beauty and color such an Arid Region can produce.

Thank you, AG. :D

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:43 am

A variety of smells to , just think of the terpintine smell of Commiphora,the parfume smell of Sarcostemma and the stinky smell of Boscia.

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:02 am

Amaryllidaceae
Nerine gaberonensis (Perennial geophyte)
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Unread post by Dotty » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:36 am

That is so delicately beautiful :D
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed May 01, 2013 8:25 am

Boraginaceae
Codon royenii
Also known as sugar can/suiker kan,you can suck the nectar from the base of the flower,children love to do that. This plant is a annual or shortly perennial.
Sugar birds also like to build their nests in these spiny bushes.
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Codon schenckii
Also a annual or shortly perennial.
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