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What

Bell Agapanthus Agapanthus campanulatus

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 09:23 AM SAST

Description

Growing in open grassland plateau

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 09:48 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In rocky contour of mountain top

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What

Baroe Genus Cyphia

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:24 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In Restio dominated veld with low growing chamaephyte layer

Photos / Sounds

What

Lobelias Genus Lobelia

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:25 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:31 AM SAST

Description

Geology: Granite intruded sandstone (Granite inselberg with Sandstone remnants), which has undergone metamorphosis in certain parts, creating metamorphic Gneiss ridges or veins. Numerous vesicles on the exposed rock body and the pitted/ cavernous surface geology suggests that the greater part of the parent rock sustained porphyritic metamorphism amidst chemical and gaseous volatility in the magma from contact/ exposure to the air

Soil: Moist, highly saturated and waterlogged soil (Very little drainage), promoting the growth and colonisation of large soil clumps by Algae and Moss, especially in rockier area's where the soil is shallow. Soil texture ranges from silty loam to red coloured (hematic) sand in area's where sandstone remnants underly the ground

Tree Layer: Dominated by small, scattered populations of Protea roupelliae and occasionally P. caffra

Shrub Layer: Ericoid (finely leaved and woody) shrubs, fairly little species variety, ranging from fairly dense and uniform stands (space and height) with little/ no understorey layer present, to scattered populations of varying size on flatter sections of the mountain

Herbaceous Layer: High Alpha diversity. Restio's account for more than 15% of the herbaceous layer in the majority of the land surface area in this vegetation type, ranging from completely Restio dominated fields to unclearly stratified pockets of vegetation in which Albuca shawii and Plectranthus calycina are co-dominant together with Restio's. Scattered and isolated fragments of grasses (Poaceae) are also present in some sections of this vegetation type

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What

Mountain Heath Erica caffrorum

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:38 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

On rocky fringe of mountain-side

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass Lilies Genus Chlorophytum

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:44 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In Restio dominated veld with low growing chamaephyte layer

Photos / Sounds

What

Slimelilies Genus Albuca

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 10:48 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In Restio dominated veld with low growing chamaephyte layer

Photos / Sounds

What

Mint Family Family Lamiaceae

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 11:05 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In soil crevice of metamorphic granite vein

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 11:25 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

Photos / Sounds

What

Purplegorses Genus Muraltia

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 11:32 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

On rocky fringe next to cliff's edge

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 11:43 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

Photos / Sounds

What

Parsleytree Heteromorpha arborescens

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 11:50 AM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In deeply folded, forested contour of mountain top (west facing)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 12:02 PM SAST

Description

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Bamboo Thamnocalamus tessellatus

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 12:20 PM SAST

Description

Very large, bamboo-like plant (atleast 2.5m tall)

Growing ontop of flat-topped inselberg with diverse geological origins. In vegetation very similar to Fynbos (Restio's present)

In deeply folded, moist contour of mountain top (south-west facing)

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What

Afro-Australian Daisies Genus Dimorphotheca

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 12:22 PM SAST

Description

Growing in sheltered contour, near rock shelter

In open grassland

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

January 16, 2019 01:34 PM SAST

Description

Growing on moist eastern slopes of inselberg

In open grassland