Observations in the Family: Boraginaceae

Common Name: Borages or Waterleaf

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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Purple Weed

Purple Weed
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: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Purple Weed

Purple Weed
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
Plants expert
Location: Beacon Road Poortview Roodepoort
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Salvation Jane

Salvation Jane
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Fish Hoek Hospital surrounds - Nelson Road 17th Ave junction
Observed: 1st November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Salvation Jane

Salvation Jane
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Fish Hoek Hospital surrounds - Nelson Road park
Observed: 1st November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Fuzzyballs

Fuzzyballs
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
Plants expert
Location: Zaaihoek Wakkerstroom
Observed: 23rd November 2016
Added: 30th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Small Psychadelic Purple

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Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Madeira Borage

Madeira Borage
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Silvermine about Noordhoek Manor
Observed: 28th October 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Likely ID: Echium candicans
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Heliotropium tubulosum

Heliotropium tubulosum
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Other road south of Augrabies national Park
Observed: 30th September 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Geology: Witwater Gneiss (biotite and garnet)
Vegetation: Blouputs Karoo Thornveld
In stream bed and shallow borrow pit.

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Pattersons Curse

Patterson's Curse Lower Kloof road
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Location: Lower Kloof Rd, Camps Bay
Observed: 2nd November 2016
Added: 17th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Echiostachys incanus

Echiostachys incanus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Bosjemanskloof 3, Worcester
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 17th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

small population of about 30 plants on flat clays; likely to be lost to proposed new dam; burnt Feb 2016

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Flowering plant

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 14th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Eightdaystohealthbush

Eightdaystohealthbush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Daskop Moddervalley Wemmershoek
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

veld just over 1 year old

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Trichodesma africanum

Trichodesma africanum
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Daberas
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Codon royenii

Codon royenii
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Daberas
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Purple Wonders

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By: savanna.fire
Location: Gansbaai
Observed: 6th November 2016
Added: 6th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

the most magnificent little elementals - perfect in every way - the bees are loving them - in between the explosion of Lagurus Ovatus, which I just learnt about today - thanks Tony!

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Lobostemon?

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By: Stevo
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Location: Vlakkerug, Riebeek West, Swartland
Observed: 11th October 2016
Added: 5th November 2016
Likely ID: Lobostemon
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Eightdaystohealthbush

Eightdaystohealthbush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Plants expert
Location: Chapmans Peak Drive gulleys N Tollgate
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 28th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Sandpaper Bush (Ehretia amoena)

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Observed: 22nd October 2016
Added: 27th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small tree. Savanna/woodland, semi-arid.

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Eightdaystohealthbush

Eightdaystohealthbush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Plants expert
Location: Firebelt between Africander and Watsonia Roads Froggy Pond
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 27th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Small purple flowers

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By: Lulo Amahle MganiLulo Amahle Mgani’s reputation in PlantsLulo Amahle Mgani’s reputation in Plants
Location: Pietermaritzburg, Scottsville
Observed: 23rd October 2016
Added: 24th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

It is a herb. Up to 200mm. Found on disturbed areas. Leaves deeply, finely dissected, clasping at base, hairy. Flowers in dense terminal clusters, mauve to blue or white

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Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira
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: Carmichael Road Fish Hoek
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 24th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Small purple flowers

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Location: Cumberland Nature reserve
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 23rd October 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Short herb like flowers found in groups. Flower petals are a pale purple colour with a small burst of yellow in the middle. flowers were about 20mm in width and the leaves were a dark green about 50mm in length.

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Lobostamum

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By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: North of Die Kliphuis, Potberg
Observed: 12th October 2016
Added: 22nd October 2016
Likely ID: Lobostemon
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira
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: Risi Road Fish Hoek
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira
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
Plants expert
Location: slopes above Noordhoek Manor w of Silvermine track
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lobostemon echioides

Lobostemon echioides
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Grootberg summit , SW of Kamieskroon
Observed: 28th September 2016
Added: 19th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

silvery shrub to 1.2m, rare and local here right near the summit

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Purple Fower

Mass Flowers 2016-10-18
By: Vic Hills
Location: Near Stellenbosch
Observed: 18th October 2016
Added: 19th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Masses of purple flowers in untilled fields near Stellenbosch.
Suspect that this is an exotic weed but not sure.

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Uthovane

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By: NGEMA
Location: Matshensikazi, Nkandla, South Africa
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 18th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Shiny little leaves. Purple inflorescence. Tough bark to preserve water. Usually flowering in the early spring of the year.

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Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira
By: Tony Rebelo
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Plants expert
Location: slopes above Noordhoek Manor w of Silvermine track
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 18th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Agtdaegeneesbos

Agtdaegeneesbos
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Signal Hill
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 17th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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