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Plant: Wilde Leeubekkie (Nemesia fruticans)

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Pieter Steyn
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Plant: Wilde Leeubekkie (Nemesia fruticans)

Unread post by Pieter Steyn » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:17 pm

Please help to I.D these two plants.

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I have taken this photo near Delmas as well as a photo of the same plant at Marekele. There is a vast differance in climate between Delmas (cold) and Marekele (worm)

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Can this be some sort of Orchid ?

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Unread post by Senyetse » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:57 am

Hi Pieter

The top one I know but cannot remember the name but it is in the pea family. Don't have my wild flower book nearby.

The second is a leeubekkie/snapdragon Lobelia species I think.
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:16 am

Hi Pieter;

Your first one look like a Tephrosia... looking at the photo i can unfortunately not say for sure which one.
It can be T. longipes, T. marginella or maybe T. elongata :?

The 2nd one looks like Nemesia fruticans - Mauve nemesia (Eng), Wilde Leeubekkie (Afr.)
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Unread post by Pieter Steyn » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:58 pm

Thank you Senyetse and jakkalsbessie.

Witch book do you use?

I have "A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers Of Southern Africa by Braam Van Wyk"

It does not have all the flowers in.

Can you suggest any books?

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Pieter

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Unread post by Senyetse » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:39 am

Hi Pieter

1. Elsa Pooley - A field guide to the wild flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern region
2. Braam v Wyk - Wildlflowers of the Highveld
3. Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters - E. Retief & P.P.J. Herman
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