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clr1985

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Febrero 3, 2016

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Nervous about the ID of this Schizocarphus :)


I think this is certainly a Schizocarpus sp.,However, I don't think it is nervous, as some Facebook members have suggested, as that sp. appears to be white...unless they change colour? These were the only plants that I came across in the area.

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clr1985

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Noviembre 22, 2016 07:53 AM AEST

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clr1985

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Julio 21, 2016

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How common are these plants? Pelargonium bowkeri


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Arañas de la Pared Familia Selenopidae

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clr1985

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Enero 14, 2017

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Web of confusion 2: Rain Spider?


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Arañas Verdaderas Suborden Araneomorphae

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clr1985

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Enero 17, 2017

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Web of confusion: Venemous or not?


I appear to have been bitten by a spider or tick, and this is just one of the spiders I recently found cuddled up in bed with me...

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clr1985

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Febrero 6, 2016

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Slugs (cut) worming their way into orchids! Friends or foe?


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clr1985

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Febrero 6, 2016

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Slugging away at Bonatea plants: To cut the worms or not?


So, at the risk of over-extending my public engagement with the bonatea sp. on our farm, I thought I would share this new observation. I have located about 50 plants on the farm so far, all of which have been growing within an area of approximately 10 acres. I will compose a distribution map soon, as it has been inserting to see how they have tended to cluster in this one particular area of the farm. Contrary to the literature I have consulted on this sp., I have observed a number of plants growing in direct sunlight, and these are the ones that are flowering at present, and seem to have developed much more rapidly than those that are growing in deep shade.
It is also interesting to note that I have successfully transplanted four plants that were at risk of being destroyed by the construction of a new shed. They are all thriving, as you will see from the plant in the little video clip that I produced, which I put into a pot about 2 weeks ago.
However, what I discovered yesterday was quite disturbing! As you will see from these pictures, a cluster of plants, again growing in direct sunlight, and practically from within a euphorbia pulvinata (perhaps this provided enough shade for the initial growth stages?), was being utterly annihilated by an army of slugs/cut worms! Does anyone know if this is 'normal'?
I have never seen these slugs/worms before, so have no idea whether they are alien terrorists or simply performing a natural and useful biological function? Nonetheless, I did wonder whether I should destroy these plants (and the slugs), or possibly send them to a lab for analysis.
Any ideas, comments, suggestions?

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clr1985

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Febrero 3, 2016

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The mystery solved? Bonatea antennifera ?


For those who have been following the great mystery tale about the orchids on our farm...we finally have one in flower! (See previous posts: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/770908). Interestingly, I had not noticed this particular plant before, and it is the only plant I have ever seen that is growing in direct sunlight, whereas 99% of the other plants are in deep shade, with 1% growing in semi-shaded areas. So, whilst I guess we still can't be 100% certain about the original specimen (which looks like it will flower any day now), I am quite sure that it will be the same species...Bonatea antennifera, as far as I can tell. It was such an amazing moment for me, as I have been so excited about this discovery! Quite a profound experience photographing this magnificent plant as the golden light of the sunset came and went amongst the strong wind, lightning and thunder! I had just enough time to take these snaps, but will certainly be back again tomorrow, when the lighting conditions are better

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clr1985

Fecha

Enero 31, 2016

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Beautiful Eulophia parvilabris


About 10 of these plants flowering on a rocky outcrop just outside of the reserve.

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clr1985

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Enero 28, 2016

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Hopefully Eulophia streptopetala?


Very large specimens discovered in a section of dense vegetation on our farm. Some plants growing in full shade, whilst others are on the edge of the ^thicketed^ area, expose to afternoon sun.

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Árboles de Jade Y Parientes Género Crassula

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clr1985

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Enero 28, 2016

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Crassula sp.?


Single plant, growing in a very shaded area. The only plant of this sp. that I have ever seen in this area.

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clr1985

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Enero 28, 2016

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Would a pea in the wrong province be just as sweet?


Possibly Cape Sweetpea (Dipogon lignosus) ? Many of these plants growing on our farm in Northern KZN. But, if I am correct, they should not be found here?

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clr1985

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Enero 26, 2016

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Hundreds of Haemanthus!


Literally hundreds of these plants flowering on our farm at the moment. Newcastle, KZN. The plant in seed is surrounded by Hypoxis (hemerocallidea, I think?).There are hundreds of these too. Also visible in the image is Euphorbia pulvinata. I will post these plants as separate observations.

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clr1985

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Enero 24, 2016

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Weed or wonder? Alstroemeria-type leaf with Pterygodium-type head???


Quite a few of these plants popping up around our farm - near Newcastle, KZN.

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clr1985

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Diciembre 31, 2015

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Which of 241 species could this Solpugema sp. be?


Observed in a farm dwelling near Newcastle, KZN. Do you get different species in SA, or is there just the one? A very fun quote from the Wikipedia page: "Because of their unfamiliar spider-like appearance and rapid movements, Solifugae have startled or even frightened many people. This fear was sufficient to drive a family from their home when one was discovered in a soldier's house in Colchester, England, and caused the family to blame the solifugid for the death of their pet dog." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae)

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clr1985

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Enero 16, 2016

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^Silk worm hybrid^ feasting on Nerine? ;)


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clr1985

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Enero 13, 2016

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Joker


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clr1985

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Enero 16, 2016

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Nerine: bowdenii or humilis? Who can help with the ^silkworm^?


Two plants growing on the outskirts of the village, near the entrance to the boardwalk/bird hide area in Wakkerstroom.

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clr1985

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Enero 18, 2016

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Eulophia hians nutans


A few plants growing within a 100m radius in open grass veld on a farm just outside Newcastle, KZN

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clr1985

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Enero 18, 2016

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Possibly Caffricola vicina?


Observed at sunset in open grass veld on a farm new Newcastle

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clr1985

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Diciembre 31, 2015

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Prolific colony of grass aloes


I only took a few snaps of this single specimen on my phone, but it was amongst about 50 other plants in a very small area.

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Arañas Orden Araneae

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clr1985

Fecha

Febrero 14, 2015

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Fascinating and bizarre Spider Web! Who could the spider be?


I came across this very unusual (well, for me at least) web near a waterfall in a pocket of dense indigenous forest. Couldn't find the owner of the home though. Any ideas? Google suggests the possibility of some kind of orb, but I know nothing at all about spiders!

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clr1985

Fecha

Febrero 4, 2015

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What a treat! Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus)


It is always a moving experience to see these magnificent and critically endangered birds in the wild. According to local sources, there are only about 12 of these birds left in the forests around Bulwer. Tragic! Hope to get some much better pictures soon!

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clr1985

Fecha

Febrero 2, 2015

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Chlorophytum (comosum?) Looks slightly different to other observations?


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Habas, Frijoles, Tréboles Y Parientes Subfamilia Faboideae

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clr1985

Fecha

Febrero 2, 2015

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Beautiful Pea! Crotalaria of some kind?


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clr1985

Fecha

Febrero 2, 2015

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Satyrium (cristatum var. cristatum?)


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clr1985

Fecha

Enero 1, 2015

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Satyrium (longicauda var. jacottetianum?)


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clr1985

Fecha

Enero 4, 2015

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Small star-shaped bell-like flowers with 5 hairy petals (purple-ish exterior and yellow-green interior) with 5-point star inside


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clr1985

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Enero 1, 2015

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Gladiolus ecklonii?


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clr1985

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Noviembre 30, 2014

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Eucomis (autumnalis subsp. autumnalis?)


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