Observations in the Order: Poales

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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Capeobolus - mystery pollinator

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By: Christopher Whi...
Botanical Society of South AfricaHermanus Botanical Society
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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 8th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

So the big question is what pollinates this sedge? It surely can't be relying on wind with its flowers tucked down, almost hidden, at the base of the leaves.

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Cyperus sphaerocephalus

Cyperus sphaerocephalus
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Observed: 13th December 2013
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
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Groenwaterspruit Sedge

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Location: Groenwaterspruit
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Likely ID: Cyperus
Identifications:2
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Description:

On banks of ephemeral stream. On exposed dolomite pockets with shallow soil. Leaves narrow and channeled. Culm long rounded with single groove.

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Platycaulos major

Platycaulos major
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Onrus Mt
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 22nd February 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

to 1.6m; spikelets 25-30mm; large clumps in seepage area on loamy sands; threatened by development

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another Cyp

Cyperaceae 1012 Mthatha (9)
By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Plants expert
Location: Mthatha, Walter Sisulu University campus
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Erect herb c. 30 cm high, common

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Colourful Cyp

Cyperaceae 1013 Mthatha (5)
By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Plants expert
Location: Mthatha, Walter Sisulu University campus
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Small erect herb 10-15 cm high, common in wet ground.

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Restio virgea

restio virgea
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Riviersonderend Mts; Waterkloof; NE of Jonaskop; rocks nr house
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Likely ID: Restio virgeus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

caespitose, to 40cm, on shallow soils over sandstone; uncommon

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Restio quadratus

Restio quadratus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Riviersonderend Mts; Waterkloof; NE of Jonaskop; 1100m
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

2m tall restio with characteristic square stems, in wet areas along stream, common; veld 6 yrs old

one of only two restios with square stems, and the only montane one

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Platycaulos major

Platycaulos major
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Riviersonderend Mts; Waterkloof; NE of Jonaskop; 1100m
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

to 1.6m tall, female spikelets 25-30mm long; common along perennial river; veld 6yrs old; culms flattened

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Anthochortus ecklonii

Anthochortus ecklon
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

stoloniferous; common in marshy areas on east slope; to 40cm; culms strongly striate and grooved; seemingly the first record for this range, but sp is otherwise widespread

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Hold on tight

617A3588
By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Daba grass

Miscanthus ecklonii + Surprise Ridge 201702 + culms unbranched
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Coral AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Cavern, North facing ridge
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 18th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Moist flats and stream banks. Tall, robust up to 2.5m high. Panacles narrow, plume-like and brown ( or grey ). Leaves broad, flat, hairy or glabrous with thick white midrib.

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Finger Grass

Finger Grass
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Kalkgras

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Urochloa

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By: KarooboyKarooboy’s reputation in PlantsKarooboy’s reputation in Plants
Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Hgh-Altitude grasses

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Kosheteng
Observed: 2nd February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

looks much tougher than Elionurus muticus?

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Grass

Grass
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: Spiderweb Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Wild Oats

Wild Oats
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: Gifbol/Aandblom Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Sedge?

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 16th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Eragrostis bicolour

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 16th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Thatching Reed

Thatching Reed
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: R27 top of VanRhynsdorp Pass
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 13th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Grass

Grass
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: Waterval track - east of cottages
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 13th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Cyperus

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Ngoma
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Likely ID: Cyperus fulgens
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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unknown estuary grass

estuary grass 1
By: ernitavw@gmail.com
Early Detection Rapid Response Unit SANBISouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Groot Brak estuary
Observed: 10th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Unknown estuary plant

estuary plant 1
By: ernitavw@gmail.com
Early Detection Rapid Response Unit SANBISouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Groot Brak estuary
Observed: 10th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Likely ID: Rush (Juncus)
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Fountain Reed

Fountain Reed
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: Matzikammaberg - Waterfall trail in valley on Waterval farm
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Palmiet

Palmiet
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: Matzikammaberg - Waterfall trail in valley on Waterval farm
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Palmiet

Palmiet
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: Matzikammaberg - Waterfall trail in valley on Waterval farm
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Sedge

Sedge
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Location: Bronkhorstspruit
Observed: 27th December 2016
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dwarf sedge

P1080088
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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary, Benoni 1501
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:8
Description:

Very short (0.1m) tufted sedge, sharply triangular stems. Unusual toothed spikelets. Growing in short grass in damp area (area burnt in winter). Final picture is flower head of a mature specimen.

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