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jan-hendrik

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

Veldborrie


Small shrublet with tiny white flowers and typical schizocarpic fruit with four one-seeded nutlets. Growing in beautiful open (albeit dry at the time) grassland.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Spinyleaf cliffie


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Wedge-leaf cliffie


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Green Sugarbush Protea coronata

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Applegreen sugarbush


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Erica hirta


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Bifid sorrel


Growing in the shade. I am a bit unsure of how this and heterophylla differs from each other?

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Cherry sorrel


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Protea Sect. Exsertae Section Exsertae

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

mundii? or lacticolor?


Leaves not right for mundii but the heads looks like them (at least for my yet to become experienced eye).

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Stink-leaf Sugarbush Protea susannae

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Stinkblaar


Tag alien?

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Square

What

Protea Sect. Speciosae Section Speciosae

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

Protea lepido


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Broad-leaved Sugarbush Protea eximia

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

eximia?


Should they be occurring here? Surely not compacta?

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Common Shuttlecock Sugarbush Protea aurea ssp. aurea

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

aurea?


Not sure if I am confusing them with lacticolor, but those long styles and very narrow unopened heads look very conspicuous.

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What

Hottentot’s Holland Sugarbush Protea lacticolor

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 17, 2017

Description

lacticolor?


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Description

Wahlenbergia


Veld about 4 months old.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Description

Brandblom


Not discriminating soils, growing in renosterveld here but also in the alluvium fynbos section and elsewhere in the mountain slopes. Veld about 4 months old.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Brandblom


Veld about 4 months old.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Dainty Gladiolus


Two options here: martleyi and brevifolius. In her revision Joyce Lewis notes that martleyi supposedly has different markings on the flowers than brevifolius (seems obvious that it should be like that), rather short cauline leaves which are sheathing almost to the tip, and the narrow glabrous very prominently ribbed basal leaf appears to be more or less terete. Pity there are no leaves at flowering time, cause these two species also fall in different sections: Homoglossum for martleyi and Linearifolius for brevifolius. Furthermore, corm tunics also seem to differ between the two.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Description

Renosterveld Euphorbia


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What

Common Fire Heath Erica cerinthoides var. cerinthoides

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Fire heath


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Description

Ploegtydblommetjie


Schapenberg still pretty barren; was the only Empodium flower seen.

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What

April-Fool Crossyne guttata

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Description

Schapen Crossyne


Schapenberg still looking barren at this stage, fire went through here about four months back or so.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Little white


No bulb, so rules out similar looking stuff like Drimia.

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Scorzonerifolia lawn


Absolutely amazing to see how they are coming up after the fire; they are literally almost everywhere! It looks like a grass lawn that is coming up. Can we expect a mass flowering the first year after this burn? Or not?

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Pink oxalis


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Golden Sorrel Oxalis luteola

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jan-hendrik

Date

April 11, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

Yellow oxalis


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jan-hendrik

Date

April 12, 2017

Place

Vergelegen (Google, OSM)

Description

The Otholobium saga continues...


So this species' seed is supposed to be very scarce, not really making many and those that do form rapidly disappear. There was some discussion on some of the previous posts as to what disperses the seeds, and here I postulate my theory: wind. I found quite a number of these seeds in a small wind-protected pocket in front of some large rocks. The pod stays attached to the calyx, and the two of them (together with the one seed inside) being very light, are easily blown around by the wind. And thus the mass gathering seen here. With some digging through the bunch of empty calyces it was not long before I found quite a couple of seeds, and like one of the earlier post of Carina (who was the first to document what the seed look like) the majority of the seeds are speckled. So it seems one just has to look in the right place. What a nice find!

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jan-hendrik

Date

August 29, 2016

Description

Ficinia?


Growing in sandy soils, although seemingly preferring localized limestone patches. Lower couple of bracts/glumes sterile, so the key doesn^t want to take it to Ficinia, maybe I am understanding the meaning of ^sterile bracts^ wrong?

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jan-hendrik

Date

September 4, 2016

Description

Helmet sedge


Sorry that I don^t have any more pics. Plants were growing in sandy soils, although if I recall correctly they were on a small localized limestone patch.

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jan-hendrik

Date

August 29, 2016

Description

Yellow Hermannia


Growing in sandy soil. Filaments not cruciform, but oblanceolate and anthers overlapping the expanded portion.

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What

Thrips Order Thysanoptera

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jan-hendrik

Date

August 29, 2016

Description

Insanely tiny insect! (for Riaan)...


Really super small insect that I found while opening up a Struthiola flower, happily chowing away at pollen. The scale in the pic is in half mm marks. When I think plant taxonomy can be a bit challenging at times, then this makes me feel better.....good luck dissecting this guy!!

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