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What

Forest Saffron (Elaeodendron croceum)

Observer

katrivier

Date

April 29, 2022 08:05 AM SAST

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What

Woodsorrels (Genus Oxalis)

Date

May 21, 2022 12:54 PM SAST

Place

Cederberg (Google, OSM)

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Observer

dylanleonard

Date

May 14, 2022 06:21 AM SAST

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What

Blue Bonnet Disa (Disa lugens var. lugens)

Observer

fynbosfia

Date

May 7, 2022 04:21 PM SAST

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What

Cape Hardpear (Olinia capensis)

Observer

adriaan_grobler

Date

July 26, 2021 10:09 AM SAST

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What

Coral Fungi (Genus Ramaria)

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

February 6, 2022 02:18 PM SAST

Description

Growth with woody stems in full shade under big trees. Looks like a parasitic plant.

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What

Onderbos (Trichocladus crinitus)

Observer

errol-d

Date

November 3, 2000

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What

Blue Laurel (Cryptocarya angustifolia)

Observer

greenintaba

Date

June 1, 2021 09:18 AM SAST

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What

Wild Pentas (Conostomium natalense)

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

February 28, 2021 09:30 AM SAST
Plants

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Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

Observer

petrabroddle

Date

August 2020

Description

sp.Z2
Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld transitioning into Greyton Shale Fynbos

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

elmarvrooyen

Date

July 12, 2019 03:14 PM SAST

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What

Forest Kappie (Disperis lindleyana)

Observer

karliroo

Date

January 9, 2021 02:53 PM SAST

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Observer

strandloper

Date

January 16, 2021 11:08 AM SAST

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What

Common Cape Holly (Ilex mitis var. mitis)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

November 22, 2020 11:37 AM SAST

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What

Kukumakrankas (Genus Gethyllis)

Observer

geraldmiddleton

Date

May 8, 2020 09:42 AM SAST

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Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)

Observer

wonderwalker

Date

March 24, 2019

Description

Growing under broadleaved trees in Afrotemperate forest. Single fruit body with dark shiny stipe that felt smooth and firm like fibreglass. The appearance is similar to both Amauroderma and Ganoderma lucidum complex.

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Blotched Long-horned Antlion (Tmesibasis lacerata)

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

February 14, 2020 05:45 PM SAST

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What

Oak Waxberry (Morella quercifolia)

Observer

johanlabuschagne

Date

October 26, 2019 06:14 AM SAST

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What

Gall Wasps and Allies (Superfamily Cynipoidea)

Observer

sapiet

Date

September 11, 2019 05:58 PM SAST

Description

This is a follow up on my previous observation of these galls.

I collected a number of them on the White elephant trail at Diepwalle - there's a good example of the tree in which they occur about 2 km from the start of the trail. I did not manage to get any good photos of the tree against the bright sky, but see the close up of a branch with these galls on some of the leaflets. I'm convinced it is not a Halleria lucida, a number of which was in flower in close proximity to the "gall tree" (no flowers or fruit on it), although it has similar compound(?) leaves. Also, a Halleria lucida close to the Diepwalle nursery and identified by a nursery worker, had flowers and fruit as shown in one of the photos above. The galls look very similar, but is attached to the central vein of a leave.

At home I opened one of the galls and was pleasantly surprised to see an insect emerging from the small cavity in the center. It moved about the fleshy, cut part and every now and then "whirred" its wings without taking to flight. I assume it has not developed fully yet.

Insects

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Insects (Class Insecta)

Observer

jeremygilmore

Date

July 21, 2019 08:49 AM SAST

Description

Galls on Podocarpus latifolius.

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What

Spotted Painted Reedfrog (Hyperolius marmoratus ssp. verrucosus)

Observer

colin25

Date

August 16, 2019 10:19 AM SAST

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What

African Boxwood (Myrsine africana)

Observer

jacquit

Date

June 16, 2019 04:23 PM SAST