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flower ID help

Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for this flower, seen at Nylsvley (Limpopo) in late April 2012.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21 pm

My best guess would be Blepharis subvolubilis subsp. subvolubilis, Eyelash Flower in English.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:10 pm

naturelover wrote:I would say it's Blepharis obtusispetala
OK, now you've really aroused my curiosity! A Google search for this species results in precisely zero hits. Zero?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by naturelover » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:01 am

My apologies I wrote the name down incorrectly, the right spelling is Blepharis obtusisepala. :redface: :redface:
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Unread post by johanrebel » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 pm

ecojunkie wrote:Cleome angustifolia is the scientific name for the yellow cleome.

I find the alternative common name Yellow Mouse-whiskers far more appealing.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by arks » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Belated thanks, naturelover :thumbs_up: Here's another that I need help with. Seen in KNP (Tamboti area) in October 2008. My notes record that it was 'very fragrant' :D

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by Franconel » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:58 pm

Could it be the num-num Carissa bispinosa, the other well-known species being Carissa macrocarpa?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:04 pm

Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa :thumbs_up: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:49 pm

arks wrote:Thanks EJ and Franconel, it looks to me like it is Carissa bispinosa
Indeed it is without doubt Carissa bispinosa, just look at the forked spines which are clearly visible in the photograph. Hence bispinosa.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by arks » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:42 pm

johanrebel wrote:
arks wrote: Here's another 'mystery' seen near Satara in October 2008. I think it may be some sort of parasite?
No, it is a spiny scrambler, Capparis tomentosa. The common name is Woolly Caper-bush.

Thanks Johan, but I'm a bit perplexed still. Is it just that one limb that has leaves and flowers while the rest of the tree is dead? I see from googling that the bush/tree can grow to be 10 metres .... :hmz:
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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by johanrebel » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:46 pm

Two different plants. The entire tree is dead, and the Woolly Caper-bush is a scrambler that has grown up through the tree, using it for support. The stem (or trunk) of the Caper-bush can be seen in the picture extending from the clump of foliage downwards to the right before twisting around the tree branch towards the trunk and then down to the ground.

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by arks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:11 am

Thanks for clarifying, Johan :thumbs_up:

Is this one (also from October 2008) the same sort of creeper or something different?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:11 pm

This gorgeous flower was photographed at the end of October on the bank of the Sabie River in KNP (Salitje Road).

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Can someone put a name to it?

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:22 pm

And another one taken on the same day on the same road in KNP - makes me think of a minature orchid!

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Re: flower ID help

Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Could I have help in identifying this plant, seen at the Girivana Waterhole in the Satara area.

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