Observations in the Species: Otholobium rotundifolium

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The Otholobium saga continues...

Otholobium rotundifolium (6)
By: Jan-Hendrik
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vergelegen
Observed: 12th April 2017
Added: 12th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

So this species' seed is supposed to be very scarce, not really making many and those that do form rapidly disappear. There was some discussion on some of the previous posts as to what disperses the seeds, and here I postulate my theory: wind. I found quite a number of these seeds in a small wind-protected pocket in front of some large rocks. The pod stays attached to the calyx, and the two of them (together with the one seed inside) being very light, are easily blown around by the wind. And thus the mass gathering seen here.

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Resprouting Otholobium - Vergelegen (pics of seed)

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Vergelegen driehoek
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 24th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:10
Description:

About 11 weeks after fire and mostly finished flowering with just a few flowers here and there. Jan-Hendrik mentioned that the seedpods contain only one seed per pod. I collected some material - the dead flowers fell off almost when you touched them. I found very few seeds. It looked as if the majority were undeveloped. Pic 4 shows a few hairy pods with the other bits folded away. Pic 5 shows a pod which was removed and pic 6 is the same with the covering removed to show the speckled seed (about 3 mm long).

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Round and abound!

habit
By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Johnson hut parking area
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Flat growing re sprouting pea flowered plant after the fire here in early January. Masses of these plants between the 'snake pit' and here : ) Quite a sight. No close up as I walked out via another road along the river and not a single one of these there. I too will look out for seeds of these. Redlisted as vunerable, no apparent threat here.

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Resprouting Otholobium - Lourensford

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Lourensford, granite close to river, site 2
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Resprouting after fire in early January 2017.
Redlisted as Vulnerable.
Only two plants seen at this site.
Threats: Invasive alien species, erosion

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First of the Vergelegen bloomers

Otholobium rotundifolium (11)
By: Jan-Hendrik
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vergelegen
Observed: 13th February 2017
Added: 15th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:11
Description:

Everything burned here (including the dense stand of Acacia/Eucalyptus across the road!), only other one flowering now is Mairia coriacea and Haemanthus sanguineus.

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Resprouting Otholobium - Sir Lowry's Pass (see more pics)

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By: carina l
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Location: Bezweni, Sir Lowry's Pass
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Resprouting after a fire on 4 or 5 January 2017. Sandy soil.
Redlisted as Vulnerable.
It was a quick visit so did not see a large area but in this spot maybe 30 - 40 plants.
Threats: Alien species

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Legume smileys

Otholobium rotundifolium (22)
By: Jan-Hendrik
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vergelegen
Observed: 15th December 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

Prostrate shrublet sprouting from a woody rootstock. Supposed to only flower after fire, this one grows next to the road so presumably the disturbance helps the flowering occur.

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Wannabetree

Wannabetree
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: Heuningklip Fynbos Farm
Observed: 27th December 2012
Added: 20th April 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

help: veld about 2-3 years old. Coppicing from underground bole.
leaf hairy, prominent black mucro.

Its name is on the tip of my tongue, but with age my tongue seems to get longer and hold more names - unfortunately they tend to stay there now.

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Fabaceae

Fabaceae
By: _Grant
Cape Nature
Location: R326, Bredasdorp
Observed: 5th February 2013
Added: 6th February 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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