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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Tall restios

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Buys se pad
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
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Restios about 2 m tall.

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Ficinia radiata

 Ficinia radiata
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Kogelberg
Observed: 27th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Sedge

Sedge
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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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: Silvermine upper Riverside Trail
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Palmiet is amazing stuff!

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Tall and slender

Ceratocaryum argenteum (1)
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:0
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Common Reed

Common 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: Warmwaterberg - outer hotwater springs loop
Observed: 8th August 2014
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements: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: Warmwaterberg - outer hotwater springs loop
Observed: 8th August 2014
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Common Reed

Common 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: Warmwaterberg - outer hotwater springs loop
Observed: 8th August 2014
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
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Bulrushes

Bulrush
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Location: Hexrivier, Citrusdal (Vlei)
Observed: 16th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Possibly Juncus? No, it's a Ficinia!

Ficinia nodosus 19 - 6675 - 20,02,2015 (3)
By: yvettevanwijk
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Klasies River Mouth, Humansdorp region
Observed: 20th February 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

River bank with large East cliff backing a small sandy beach.

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Restionaceae?

Restionaceae. 20 - 18,02,2015  (5)
By: yvettevanwijk
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Geelhoutboom farm, West of Klasies River, Humansdorp region
Observed: 18th February 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Likely ID: Restio
Identifications:1
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Description:

Relict fynbos patch in farmland.

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Is this a Ficinia?

Ficinia sp 12 - 22,02,2015 (1)
By: yvettevanwijk
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Klasies River Mouth, Humansdorp region
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Likely ID: Ficinia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Dense coastal thicket with forest elements. On large South facing fossil dune.

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Another Cyperus with a problem.

Cyperus esculentus 21 - 6621 - 27,02,2015 (5)
By: yvettevanwijk
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Klasies River Mouth, Humansdorp region.
Observed: 18th February 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

This species growing all over the densely vegetated grassy, scrubby slopes above the sea. Single cluster terminally, green and maroon. From 10cm to 70cm high. Rhizomes spreading underground with many oblong 'nuts' or tubers which are quite hard and brown, possibly old and no longer edible?

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Cyperus, but which one?

Cyperus esculentus  21 - 27,02,2015 (1)
By: yvettevanwijk
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Geelhoutboom Farm, Klasies River Mouth, Humansdorp region
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 1 metre tall, growing in open patches and on the outer fringe of the Forest, Green and brown inflorescence.

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Bromus

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By: Andrew Hankey
Africa Nature TrainingBushveld Experience Skills & TrainingLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: R511, Bojanala
Observed: 7th March 2015
Added: 27th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Deckreed

Deckreed
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
Observed: 8th August 2014
Added: 27th March 2015
Likely ID: Rhodocoma
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Rhodocoma capensis

Rhodocoma capensis
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Camdeboo Mts, upper slopes
Observed: 16th January 2011
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

to 50cm, fairly common on upper south slopes below cliffs

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Hypodiscus sulcatus

Hypodiscus sulcatus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Voetpadsberg, N base
Observed: 6th September 2011
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

robust, short, striate culms; large rhizome; uncommon and local on sandy loams at base of slopes

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Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Tokai Park Palmiet patch
Observed: 17th March 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Grass (Port St Johns)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 11th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Dumped!!! Kikuyu

Dumped!!! Kikuyu
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Fernkloof: jeep track on plateau
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Who brought in this material to fix erosion: it is riddled with aliens!!

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Berg Palmiet

Berg Palmiet
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Fernkloof: trail on plateau w of Aasvoelberg
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Cyperus

Cyperus
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Middlepunt, Nkangala
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Herb, about 50 cm.

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Carex

Carex
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Cedarberg/Tonquani
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Herb, 50 cm.

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a type of grass

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Location: Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve, South Africa
Observed: 7th March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Likely ID: Cyperus
Identifications:1
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Description:

a brown, tall grass with spikey inflorescence , found near a dam

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Grass like plant

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Outeniqua pass
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Likely ID: Restio
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Tygerberg Restoration Progress

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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: Tygerberg NR
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Description:

A housing development further down the slope's topsoil was removed and spread across the fallow, formerly cultivated land on the reserve.

A few seedlings came up, but some where eaten by the bontebok then followed by an immense flush of exotic pioneers and now three of these little grasses, They seem to get grazed well and flowers in autumn.

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Rocketreed

Rocketreed
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: Fernkloof: trail Galpin Hut to Aasvoelkop NW loop
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Is this the dreaded Spanish-reed?

Is this the dreaded Spanish-reed (Arundo donax)?
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Location: Beach south-east of cabin at Whiskey Creek on Keurbooms River
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Rocketreed

Rocketreed
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: Fernkloof: trail Galpin Hut to Aasvoelkop NW loop
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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