Plant ID needed

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Tips for plant identification

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Hi all

Here are some tips for photographig plants you want identified:
- Whenever possible provide close up photographs of the flowers.
Many plants are most easily identified by their flowers and in some cases identification is impossible without flowers.
- Provide close up photos of the leaves, stems and fruit/seedpods
Some plants can only identified from a single characteristic and others only from a combination of characterisitcs
- Provide a short description of features that can't be discerned from photos such as the texture of the leaves and stems or the scent of the flowers, leaves or sap.
- Describe the habitat as this also helps
- Include the date on which the photo was taken especially with flowers and fruits as ths helps determine the flowering time.
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@katydownunder The first pic is possibly Elephant's ear Abutilon angulatum 2nd is a Hibiscus sp., the 3rd could be Balsam Pear Momordica balsamina
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Hi there,

This was seen in mid November mid KNP - I think its a Crinium but any one know which spps?
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Flower ID help

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Hello!
In the Marakele Nationalpark we see 2 Plants at Lenong View Point. Can you now the Names?
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Hello Eva-Maria. :D and welcome to the forums. :D

This pink and yellow flower is Rhynchosia monophylla.
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The other one, I haven't found it's name yet but will keep looking for you. :D

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Hello everyone

Could someone please help me ID these flowers/plants taken in Namaqua.

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Thanks very much
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Hello again everyone.

Please would you also help me ID these flowers/plants from the West Coast National Park.


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Re: Plant ID needed

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The folks over in the bird forum were so generously helpful it gave me the courage to try asking for some plant help too.

The first four were taken in Table Mountain National Park in mid-August. I think the first might be red agave, but I don't even have a guess for the others.
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These next two were taken in Mountain Zebra in the later part of mid-August
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The last two were actually taken at the Maropeng Visitor Center near Johannesburg so not technically a SanPark; again it was the later part of mid-August. I think the first is aloe thraskii (dune aloe) but the other I have no idea.
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Hello AdamC.

I find that plant ID is generally a lot more challenging than bird ID and it often takes some time to get a reply to queries, so here goes:

The first photo from the Table Mountain Nat Park is of an Aloe. This is Aloe arborescens. Common name krantz aloe or in Afrikaans kransaalwyn. SA Tree number 28.1.

Staying with the Aloes, the second photo taken in Mountain Zebra Nat Park is of Aloe striata. Common name coral aloe or blouaalwyn in Afrikaans.

The other aloe photo taken at Maropeng is Aloe marlothii. Common name mountain aloe, flat-flowered aloe.

As for the 2nd photo from Table Mountain, I have no idea. I am working on the flowers though. :)

I took a photo of that self-same odd shaped tree in MZNP a month ago and am struggling with the ID as I am with the purple flowers in your last photo.

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Hi AdamC,

The odd shaped tree is a Cussonia paniculata (Highveld Cabbage Tree).

The plant with the purple flowers is a weed called Verbena aristigera (Fine-leaved Verbena).

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Does anyone here perhaps know the name of this fascinating creeper seen at Rietvlei Dam NR recently? Just before opening fully (last pic) , the flower buds resemble tiny egg whisks.

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Hi Marj,

It looks like Riocreuxia torulosa var. torulosa.

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We were quite fascinated by this plant we saw near Punda Maria in March this year.
wonder if anyone has seen something like this before and what the name is plus what causes this condition?

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Can anyone help me with the name of this plant, seen at Samara game reserve in late August
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