Cape plants

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Jakkalsbessie wrote:Ok the first one is actually very easy...
It is a Pepper tree, Schinus molle, Peperboom (Afr).
A quite like this tree although (just like the Jacaranda tree) it is also on the 'weeds and invasive plants' list.


For those who did not know: these trees came from Mexico. It was planted on the mines, on the instruction of sir Cecil John Rhodes, as the other tree species were destroyed for firewood. These trees (same as tamboti) gives you a "nasty" stomach if used to cook food.
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Heres a good place to look for bulbs and geophytes
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswi ... nformation

and Moraeas in particular
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswi ... php/Moraea

I see that I should have written Moraea tripetala, but it's probably wrong anyway!
Did you know that the name of the African Iris; Moraea comes from the small Swedish town of Mora!
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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.
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Neil, are 1 and 2 the same plant? I think that 3 is an aloe, possibly Aloe peglerae?
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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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Plant: Christmas berry (Chironia baccifera)

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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.
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Sutera sp.
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#2 is Chironia baccifera.
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wanderw wrote:I saw this plant in the Silvermine section of TMNP near the end of July. It was next to the path just above the dam, about 30cm in height.

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Would this be a Watsonia Angustifolia?
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What we have here is Gladiolus bonaspei
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