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Curlyhair Purplegorse (Muraltia demissa)

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rion_c

Date

September 28, 2020 12:56 PM SAST

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Curlyhair Purplegorse (Muraltia demissa)

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dianastuder

Date

August 31, 2022 12:24 PM SAST

Description

pink
demissa?

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Leafy Purplegorse (Muraltia thunbergii)

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lindalakeside

Date

August 30, 2022 09:42 AM SAST

Description

Plant did not feel spikey.

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Prickly Purplegorse (Muraltia heisteria)

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gigilaidler

Date

August 26, 2022 12:22 PM SAST

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rion_c

Date

September 25, 2020 06:09 PM SAST

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Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

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markgrtdixon

Date

September 1, 2018 11:40 AM UTC

Description

DCIM\106GOPRO\GOPR2247.JPG

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gigilaidler

Date

October 15, 2021 10:56 AM SAST

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gigilaidler

Date

October 15, 2021 10:26 AM SAST

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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gigilaidler

Date

October 15, 2021 11:53 AM SAST

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Curlyhair Purplegorse (Muraltia demissa)

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gigilaidler

Date

October 15, 2021 01:13 PM SAST

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Small Foul Ringbum Ant (Mesoponera caffraria)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 11, 2017

Description

Dead ants


During our lunch stop I noticed several (at least 10) dead ants attached by their jaws at the tips of grasses and, in one case, a Crassula flower. I may be way off-base here, but could this be the work of the dastardly Ophiocordyceps? The only flaw in my theory is that I don't see any actual sign of fungus.
PS My source for the suggestion is at around 11 minutes into this video I often quote : http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/varma-parasites-lecture-nglive

Update: 4.3.2017 - new pics added : the sampled ants frequently lost their heads such was their death grip on the vegetation. Pic of sampled ants packed ready to be sent off.

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Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

Observer

mark_fitzgibbon

Date

April 8, 2021 12:14 PM SAST

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Sand Purplegorse (Muraltia satureioides)

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rion_c

Date

May 2, 2021 10:42 AM SAST

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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

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rolftheobo

Date

December 7, 2015

Description

Muraltia sp


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Spiders (Order Araneae)

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sallyslak

Date

December 15, 2020 04:18 AM SAST

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bartwursten

Date

November 19, 2004 07:19 AM CET

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Giant Robber Flies (Genus Promachus)

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wonderwalker

Date

January 8, 2019

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Leafy Purplegorse (Muraltia thunbergii)

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vfrith

Date

May 27, 2021 12:05 PM SAST

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What

Beach Plantain (Plantago crassifolia var. crassifolia)

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jeremygilmore

Date

November 23, 2019 08:27 AM SAST

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mikehyde

Date

April 29, 2019 11:51 AM SAST

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Brush Jewel Beetles (Genus Julodis)

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ellabuckley

Date

September 22, 2021 09:45 AM SAST

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

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jonathan_lang

Date

July 2021

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What

Venus Turntail (Caligatus angasii)

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qgrobler

Date

May 18, 2017

Description

Moth


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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

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asgroenewald

Date

November 9, 2017 09:16 AM SAST

Description

Muraltia sp

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What

Spinner Shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

Observer

veld_mens

Date

January 2021

Place

Missing Location

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African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

dushenkov

Date

July 2021

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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

Date

August 25, 2021 11:50 AM SAST

Description

Much finer leaves than M. cliffortiifolia but still very sore to touch. On sand

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Heathleaf Purplegorse (Muraltia ericoides)

Observer

petrabroddle

Date

August 20, 2021 10:17 AM SAST

Description

less than 50 cm in height. Less than 10 plants seen in one cluster.

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carinalochner

Date

August 18, 2021 10:52 AM SAST

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What

Sputnik Barrelwort (Euphorbia decepta)

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juddkirkel

Description

Euphorbiaceae


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What

Albany Firelily (Cyrtanthus smithiae)

Observer

prix_burgoyne

Date

October 10, 2009

Description

Cyrtanthus smithiae


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chris_wahlberg

Date

September 8, 2008

Place

Noup (Google, OSM)

Description

Amphibolia rupis-arcuatae(2)


Prostate shrub; club shaped succulent leaves; flowers Sept. to Oct.
Ref: Namaqualand by A. le Roux(148) - " found North of Kleinsee --".
Ref: Mesembs of the World- Heidi Hartmann(316) amongst others, " this genius is poorly known and difficult to recognize --". Amphibolia Greek for " uncertain ".
AIZOACEAE aka MESEMBRYANTHEMACEAE

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Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi)

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briangratwicke

Date

March 2012

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sallyslak

Date

August 14, 2020 09:32 AM SAST

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Prickly Purplegorse (Muraltia heisteria)

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petrabroddle

Date

August 6, 2021 10:59 AM SAST

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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

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vfrith

Date

August 6, 2021 10:49 AM SAST

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steven_molteno

Date

March 15, 2021 01:17 PM SAST

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steven_molteno

Date

December 18, 2020 09:11 AM SAST

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nicky

Date

October 5, 2017 01:55 PM SAST

Place

Boschhoek (Google, OSM)

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Date

May 4, 2021 10:41 AM SAST

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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nicky

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Muraltia collina


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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

Date

May 24, 2021 10:57 AM SAST

Description

Branches along the ground, no spines

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Prickly Purplegorse (Muraltia heisteria)

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mashudu

Date

July 17, 2021 01:27 PM SAST

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What

Prickly Purplegorse (Muraltia heisteria)

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r4ttl35n4k3

Date

April 27, 2019 07:46 AM SAST

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Heathleaf Purplegorse (Muraltia ericoides)

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petrabroddle

Date

June 24, 2021 01:41 PM SAST

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Heathleaf Purplegorse (Muraltia ericoides)

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richardadcock

Date

June 24, 2021 01:41 PM SAST

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andrev

Date

July 26, 2020 12:30 PM SAST

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Date

May 4, 2021 11:59 AM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Scraggly Purplegorse (Muraltia thymifolia)

Observer

cmerry

Date

April 29, 2019 12:11 PM SAST

Place

Tokai Park (Google, OSM)

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botaneek

Date

August 1, 2016

Description

Muraltia satureioides


fairly common here in alkaline sands in partly disturbed Dune Strandveld; area likely to become the new bus depot; to 35cm

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Sidepipe Purplegorse (Muraltia muraltioides)

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steven_molteno

Date

February 7, 2021 12:23 PM SAST

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What

Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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sarobinson

Date

June 8, 2014

Description

Muraltia


Low growing branched plant at Cape Point.

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Scraggly Purplegorse (Muraltia thymifolia)

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lindalakeside

Date

April 27, 2019 03:08 PM SAST

Description

In Tokai Park

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What

Prickly Purplegorse (Muraltia heisteria)

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tonyrebelo

Date

February 7, 2013

Description

Spiky Butterflybush


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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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gigilaidler

Date

September 19, 2018 11:52 AM SAST

Description

From Cape Plants: Sprawling shrub to 50 cm, hairy on young stems. Leaves sessile, fascicled, ovate, sparsely hairy, recurved above and spine-tipped. Flowers sessile, axillary, pink or white. Capsules hispid, horned. Sept.-Dec. Lower sandstone slopes, NW (Piketberg)

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Date

December 11, 2020 02:48 PM SAST

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Leafy Purplegorse (Muraltia thunbergii)

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evr7966

Date

September 24, 2012

Description

Muraltia


Looks like a hairy muraltia

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Curlyhair Purplegorse (Muraltia demissa)

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richardadcock

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

Muraltia


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What

Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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gigilaidler

Date

September 19, 2018 11:57 AM SAST

Description

From Cape Plants: Rigid, much-branched, pubescent shrub to 70 cm. Leaves sessile, fascicled, narrowly obovate, shortly spine-tipped. Flowers sessile, axillary, pink. Capsules prominently horned. Dec.-Jan. Rocky lower slopes, SW, KM, LB, SE (Robertson to Port Elizabeth)

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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gigilaidler

Date

December 4, 2020 10:50 AM SAST

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What

Langeberg Blerrie Heath (Erica longimontana)

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peterswart

Date

March 23, 2020 07:29 AM SAST

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What

Mints, Plantains, Olives, and Allies (Order Lamiales)

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tonyrebelo

Date

December 10, 2020 12:25 PM SAST

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ish_crew

Date

January 15, 2014

Description

muraltia sp


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What

Leafy Purplegorse (Muraltia thunbergii)

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gigilaidler

Date

April 20, 2018 03:07 PM SAST

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Highlife Heath (Erica altiphila)

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sethmusker

Date

November 14, 2020 11:22 AM CAT

Description

nc. Not sticky enough for muscosa. Greyish appearance overall. Locally common.

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Heathleaf Purplegorse (Muraltia ericoides)

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janeennichols

Date

September 20, 2012

Description

Unidentified


Amphithalea maybe?

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Curlyhair Purplegorse (Muraltia demissa)

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simonsephton

Date

September 29, 2020 03:24 PM SAST

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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cpvoget

Date

October 21, 2020 09:11 AM SAST

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What

Dotty Peas (Genus Otholobium)

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adamwelz

Date

October 24, 2020 02:36 PM SAST

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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

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sarobinson

Date

January 13, 2016

Description

Muraltia


Plant about 30cm high. Leaves oval. Very floriferous. Flowers pink, and more towards end of branches. Thorns barely perceptible. Did not manage to see any capsules.

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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hhodgson

Date

September 28, 2020 10:03 AM SAST

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

Date

September 28, 2020 10:27 AM SAST

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Clusterleaf Purplegorses (Subgenus Muraltia)

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cpvoget

Date

September 28, 2020 10:00 AM SAST

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ish_crew

Date

August 19, 2020 08:36 AM SAST

Description

dav

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Uintjies (Section Vieusseuxia)

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bionerds

Date

August 9, 2019 05:12 PM SAST

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What

White Purplegorse (Muraltia alba)

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felix_riegel

Date

September 28, 2019 11:16 AM CEST

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What

Sandveld Stinkweed (Oncosiphon suffruticosus)

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jeremygilmore

Date

September 28, 2019 02:08 PM SAST

Description

Releases strong smell when crushed.

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What

Foxy Purplegorse (Muraltia alopecuroides)

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sallyslak

Date

October 26, 2017 06:08 PM SAST

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Purplegorses (Genus Muraltia)

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angelanoske

Date

June 7, 2020 01:52 PM SAST

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What

Fringe Capegorse (Aspalathus ciliaris)

Date

May 22, 2020 08:59 AM SAST

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What

Rough Renosterbush (Myrovernix scaber)

Observer

nicky

Date

September 16, 2016

Place

R323 (Google, OSM)

Description

Elytropappus monticola


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sethmusker

Date

January 9, 2020 10:01 AM CAT

Description

Not collected.

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Hair Heath (Erica capillaris)

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magrietb

Date

January 12, 2020 07:41 AM SAST

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Western Smooth Heath (Erica glabella ssp. glabella)

Observer

andrewm

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

Erica glabella


The corolla has four lobes which rules out labalis and leaves us with glabella, similis or ericoides.
The leaves are 4-nate which doesn't really help to narrow it down.
It's not similis which has long white hairs on the caly, whereas glabella and ericoides have short white hairs.
Therefore either glabella or ericoides.
The bract and bractioles of ericoides are adpressed to the corrolla, whereas for glabella the bract is on the main stem and the bractioles are either minute or absent.
For glabella the ridges on the calyx tube alternate with the calyx lobes.
Therefore glabella. Since subsp.laevis doesn't occur on the peninsula, that leaves only subsp. glabella .

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What

Heathlike Heath (Erica ericoides)

Observer

andrewm

Date

March 29, 2014

Description

Erica equisetifolia Cape Point March 14


I think it^s this. Corrollas four lobed. Leaves hairy.

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Observer

andrewm

Date

December 26, 2019 10:07 AM SAST

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What

Common Spoonfig (Erepsia anceps)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

January 8, 2012

Description

Vygie


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What

White Uintjie (Moraea unguiculata)

Observer

janepaterson

Date

November 4, 2019 09:34 AM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

White Uintjie (Moraea unguiculata)

Observer

jean_s

Date

November 7, 2019 03:55 PM SAST

Description

Small flower.

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gigilaidler

Date

April 19, 2019 10:32 AM SAST

Description

Images from M. Levyns' book are included. andrewm found the book online here: https://archive.org/stream/botanysupplement02unse/botanysupplement02unse_djvu.txt

See discussion here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53466946

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Buchus (Genus Agathosma)

Observer

andrewm

Date

September 28, 2019 03:43 PM SAST

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Cape Cowslips (Genus Lachenalia)

Observer

andrewm

Date

September 30, 2012

Description

Another blooming Lachenalia...


..and I don^t mean its flowering!

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Common Snow Sugarbush (Protea scolopendriifolia)

Observer

muisvoel

Date

November 9, 2018 09:46 AM SAST

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What

Bristle Heath (Erica strigosa)

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vynbos

Date

July 5, 2019 12:34 PM SAST

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Six-penny Heath (Erica perspicua ssp. latifolia)

Observer

zmanta

Date

June 13, 2019 02:56 PM SAST

Description

One plant with white flowers amongst normally coloured ones.

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What

Fynbos Blombush (Metalasia densa)

Observer

andrewm

Date

May 1, 2018 12:34 PM SAST

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Oleander-leaf Protea (Protea neriifolia)

Observer

lunachess

Date

April 25, 2019 09:16 AM SAST