Observations in the Order: Asparagales

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Red Reedpipe

Red Reedpipe
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Sunbird Centre
Observed: 26th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
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First up after the inferno

First up after the inferno
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Constantiaberg road up at Hoerikwaggo Trail
Observed: 20th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
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Berglelie - Nerine sarniensis

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Steenbras Gorge
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Only saw a few in flower along the edges of the foot path.

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Gladiolus nigromontanus

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Groot Swartberg
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Redlisted as Rare
" A range-restricted species (EOO<500 km²), known from three sites within the Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve. Not threatened."

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Leaves

Leaves
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Warmwaterberg - southeast ridge ascent
Observed: 9th August 2014
Added: 1st April 2015
Likely ID: Gethyllis
Identifications:1
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Witsenia

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Groenlandberg
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Likely ID: Witsenia maura
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Eulophia at UKZN Westville Campus

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By: lyle.ground
EThekwini Municipality Biodiversity, Climate & Gre
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Location: 54, University Rd
Observed: 4th December 2014
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Aloe minima (aka parviflora)

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By: lyle.ground
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Location: 41-42, Summerview Pl
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Likely ID: Aloe minima
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Grassland within a residential plot in Summerveld, eThekwini Municipality

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Red hot shot

Tritoniopsis burchelii (8)
By: Dewidine
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen Sebenza
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Location: Buys se pad
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Understory

Understory
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Warmwaterberg - outer hotwater springs loop - top segment
Observed: 9th August 2014
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Endemic Nivenia

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Groenlandberg
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Likely ID: Nivenia concinna
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Small stiff leafed plant to 15cm - no flowers unfortunately. Known only from this one population.

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Amaryllidacea

Suikerbossie (114)
By: Karen Watkins
Location: Suikerbossie Guest Farm
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Growing in a bare patch between peach and orange orchards

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Drimia, Elsie's Peak - 2003

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By: marlandza
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Location: Table Mountain National Park, Els's Peak
Observed: 9th March 2003
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Quite high on the south facing slope.

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Fire Asparagus Asparagus lignosus

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By: Andy Selfe
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Near Elgin Grabouw Country Club
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Haemanhus canaliculatis

Haemanhus canaliculatis
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Location: Kleinmond, Palmiet
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Beautiful red "poeierkwas" after field fire

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Drimia Bredasdorp

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Location: Bredasdorp Heuningberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Likely ID: Drimia media
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Not really sure which one. According to Manning (Encyclopedia cape bulbs) Drimia media is silvery-purple-brown. I am not quite sure what colour that is actually, but it seems to cover a lot of sins (and this is silvery-purple-brown), so I am going with that. Manning says that it grows on sandy coastal flats and slopes, but this was on [the only] hill in Bredasdorp, about 20ks from the sea. So if anyone has a better idea I will go with it.

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Cyranthus leptosiphon Bontebok Nat Park Swellendam Mar 15.

Cyrtanthus leptosiphon Swellendam Mar 15 (4)
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Location: Bontebok National Park, Swellendam
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

See here for a discussion. http://www.ispotnature.org/search/node/cyrthanthus%20leptosiphon I saw several, at least 6 flowering over quite a large area (I would say about 1kmsquare), but there were probably more about. The veld was fairly new or else well grazed.

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Cyrtanthus ventricosus (fire lily)

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By: David Le MaitreDavid Le Maitre’s reputation in Plants
Location: Swartboschkloof, Jonkershoek
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

A small geophyte which definitely flowers after fire and maybe only after fire. Individuals varied from around 12 to 25 cm tall with striking orange flowers; leafless when in flower. In 1987 I observed it being pollinated by the Mountain Pride butterfly in the early morning hours. No butterfiles evident during this late afternoon visit. Very rocky and exposed TMG sandstone talus slope.

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Haemanthus

Haemanthus
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Location: Hexrivier, Citrusdal (Platberg)
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Four days after first autumn rain (20 mm). Red stalks. Crispus?

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Maartlelies

Amaryllis Belladonna
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Location: Hexrivier, Citrusdal (Taaiboskraal)
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Three clusters, two in river bed, flowering three weeks later than other stands closer to Olifants.

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Aloe

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Jeffreys Bay
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Likely ID: Aloe ferox
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Hesperantha

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Location: South of Swellendam
Observed: 19th September 2011
Added: 28th March 2015
Likely ID: Hesperantha
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Freesia

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Location: R367, Redhouse
Observed: 15th September 2013
Added: 28th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Geissorhiza karooica

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Klein Roggeveld, Barendskraal
Observed: 7th September 2011
Added: 28th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

very cute species on shales; seemingly very rare and widely scattered

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Small Brown Afrikaner

Gladiolus maculatus Stellenbosch March 15 (2)
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Location: Marloth Nature Reserve Swellendam,
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 28th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Romulea rupestris

Romulea rupestris
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Stalberg, Northern Pk, Kamiesberg
Observed: 14th June 2011
Added: 28th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

rare species known only from upper peaks of Kamiesberg and Richtersveld

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Diabolical Dianella

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By: capebioPlants expert
Location: 1, Upper Paradise Rd
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 28th March 2015
Likely ID: Dianella
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

A few years back there were only a few of these little devils. Now I've found at least ten scattered through the lower part of Newlands Forest below the jeep track. With their delectable looking bright purple seeds, where else could they have they got to? One species on the invasive list is Dianella tasmanica. By all accounts on google images D. tasmanica is a groundcover. Is this upright beast with stiff sub-woody stems just a shaded form of this tasmanian devil? I guess the devils in the details?

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Strumaria tenella, Rondebosch Common - 2004

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By: marlandza
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Location: Rondebosch Common, Campground Road
Observed: 30th May 2004
Added: 28th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

"Early spring" flowers on the Common.

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White flower

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Victoriabaai
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 27th March 2015
Likely ID: Albuca bracteata
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Drimiopsis burkei

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: Sediba
Observed: 6th March 2015
Added: 27th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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