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Unread post by Neil Crawford » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:08 pm

Hi, Heres some plants that we found on the road between Prince Albert
and the Meeringspoort in the Great Karoo. I'm afraid we have little idea what
they are.
-Neil

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Unread post by arks » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:33 am

Neil, are 1 and 2 the same plant? I think that 3 is an aloe, possibly Aloe peglerae?
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Unread post by Neil Crawford » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:49 pm

Yes, no.1 and 2 are the same plant, heres another one of the same:

east of Prince Albert, we had some terrific Leopard tortoises there too, whoppers!

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Any ideas?
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Ps. It certainly looks like that Aloe you mention, but it seems that one is a Gauteng speciality, and this is much further south

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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:23 pm

arks wrote:Although I was in the Cape at the very end of the wildflower season, I saw many interesting flowers on my visits to WCNP, Postberg, and Cape Point, as well as in the wildflower reserve at Waylands Farm in Darling. Unfortunately, with my very limited resources, I have not been able to accurately ID very many so I'm hoping that others can help.

Here are a few that I saw on my visit to Postberg (WCNP) on 28 September 2007.

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Arks, i would go with Moraea miniata (= Homeria miniata).
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:29 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?

Arks i think this is actually not an Ornithogalum but a Trachyandra sp. Although i'm not sure which one :? will have to go and look it up or try to find it.
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Unread post by arks » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:02 am

I saw these plants in WCNP on 28 September 2007. Can anyone help me with an ID?

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Many thanks!
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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:48 pm

Love the photos, arks. 8) Ok let me have a take on this.

Number 1
- Im convinced on asapalathus spinescels or asapalathus quinquefolia.

Number 2
- i'd imagine its one of the malephora species, just not sure if it is and which one.

Number 3
- wow this can confuse you as many plants are similar looking, the same with number 5. But based on distribution and general appearance i would go with diosma oppositifolia.

Number 4
- im guessing klenia fulgens, just not sure if they occur in that area though.

Number 5
- disparago anomata just for the general appearance, etc. However it could be another plant, easily confused.

Number 6
- is that very diagnostic and different plant thats always on the tip of my tongue. :lol:

Hope this helps. However, im sure JB or Imberbe could clear up some confusion.

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Unread post by arks » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:12 pm

Thanks for giving me a start with these, Mark! 8) Now I'm going to have to hunt and find out the common names .... unless you can help with those, too? :wink:

I was in Darling at the end of wildflower season last year, so still have masses of pix to ID. This year I'll be there somewhat later (November), so less flowers, I expect.
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Unread post by restio » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:55 pm

Here are some thoughts....

2. Common name = vygie. Some sort of mesmebryanthemum, I'd say.

4. Pelargonium sp (geranium)
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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:08 pm

No problem, arks! The problem is that some dont even have common names. :roll: Diosma oppositifolia- bitter buchu is the only one with a common name of the 5.

restio wrote:2. Common name = vygie. Some sort of mesmebryanthemum I'd say.

This is also a good option. The malephora is very similar to this species aswell and the malephora is also known as a vygie.
restio wrote:4. Pelargonium sp (geranium)

Also another good option. Fits the habitat better than my guess, also a better contrast in appearance.

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Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:56 pm

Here is a tree/shrub and two plants that I saw at Kirstenbosch in October 2007. Can anyone help with ID on these?

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2. I saw this plant/shrub in many other places as well, including in both Darling and Paarl. The flowers range from pale blue and pale pink to almost white.
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:27 am

arks wrote:I saw these plants in WCNP on 28 September 2007. Can anyone help me with an ID?
Many thanks!

Sorry arks as you know it is very busy here :evil:

Herewith my 2c worth:

1. Pteronia... i think most probably Pteronia ovalifolia.

2. Carpobrotus edulis.

3. I would go with Hebenstreitia dentata.

4. Pelargonium fulgidum.

5. I think Eriocephalus africanus.

6. My guess would be Ornithogalum flaccidum (=Albucca flaccida).

Hope this helps :wink:
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:37 am

arks wrote:Here is a tree/shrub and two plants that I saw at Kirstenbosch in October 2007. Can anyone help with ID on these?
Thanks!

1. I'll say Mimusops obovata.

2. I would guess Lobostemon fruticosus BUT there are many similar looking Lobostemons.

3. Sparrmannia africana.
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Plant: Christmas berry (Chironia baccifera)

Unread post by Neil Crawford » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:32 pm

Hi all, Heres a few flowers from Robberg (near Knysna). We have given them preliminary id's, can anyone confirm these, and if pos. give a second name on the sutera.
/Neil

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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:54 am

#2 is Chironia baccifera.
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