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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Fountain Grass (D-Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Darlington Dam - Volkersrivier
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 9th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Ficinia oligantha

 Ficinia oligantha
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Other Rd. north of Garcia Pass
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Restio obscurus

Restio obscurus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Guinevere marshes
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio obscurus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

tussock forming, common in marshy flats on sort of shaleband, to 40cm, fine culms, almost grasslike

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Restio subverticillatus

restio subvert 650m
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts, Nuweberg 1
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

to 1.2m, usually along streams

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Restio leptostachyus

Restio leptostachyus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop nek; mid s gulley
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

quite common element of south facing, peaty ledges; to 40cm, very fine and tangled

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Restio fusiformis

Restio fusiformis
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop; 2
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

an uncommon, localised species; quite common (even locally dominant) here in sandy, seasonally damp plateau; to 35cm; scattered pine the only evident threat

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Restio echinatus

Restio echinatus summit
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Somerset Sneeukop summit
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio echinatus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

common on thin soils on summit ridge; to 25cm

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Restio distans

restio distans
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop nek; e gulley
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio distans
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

locally common in peaty, south facing gulley, forming big tussocks with sprawling culms

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Restio degenerans

Restio degenerans s gulley
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop nek; mid s gulley
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

common tussock forming species in damp, peaty south facing gulleys

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Restio corneolus

Restio corneolus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; ridge s Somerset Sneeukop
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio corneolus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

common on thinner soils in full sun, to 30cm

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Platycaulos subcompressus

Platycaulos subcompressus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop; N slope stream
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

fairly common in north facing seep near stream; low and tangled; no threats here; local endemic; flattened culms

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Pentameris capensis

Pentameris capensis
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop; N slope stream
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

common element of rocky streams and waterfalls in Cape mts

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Staberoha aemula

 Staberoha aemula
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Other Rd. north of Garcia Pass
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Ficinia

Ficinia
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop nek; mid s gulley
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Likely ID: Ficinia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

long, thin culms, to 40cm; in amongst restio tussocks on damp, peaty, shaded south slopes

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Waxbill fodder

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Isolepis Erica Field

Isolepis marginata
By: Lmossop
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Rondevlei east
Observed: 2nd November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Cyperaceae

Cyp - gulley
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Landroskop nek; mid s gulley
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

rare; damp, peaty south facing ledges in full shade, to 40cm tall

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Thamnochortus pulchra

Thamno pulchra - female
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

to 30cm, quite common on rocky slopes and ridges at altitude; bracts very acuminate, smooth, rufous

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Restio pillansii

Restio pillansii
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio pillansii
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

a very unremarkable looking restio, best distinguished by it's fondness for growing amongst rocks, at altitude; sheaths very truncate; uncommon but quite widespread

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Restio echinatus

Restio echinatus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio echinatus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

common on rocky slopes and ridges, at altitude; to 30cm; long, recurved bracts

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Restio distans

Restio distans seep
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; 3kms sw Landroskop; kloofie
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Likely ID: Restio distans
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

forms large tussocks to 50cm tall, typically in seeps and south facing, peaty gulleys at altitude; may be locally common

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Platycaulos subcompressus

Platycaulos subcompressus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; 3kms sw Landroskop; kloofie
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

local endemic; common to abundant in certain seepages; forms dense, cushy swards to 30cm tall; culms flattened; no evident threats

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Pentameris hirtiglumis

Pentameris hirtiglumis
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Hottentots Holland Mts; Guinevere marshes
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

locally dominant in marshy flats and on shalebands; to 40cm; leaves incurved and margins rolled; spikelets hairy; no evident threats, although scattered pines present in places

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Quaking Grass

Quaking 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: Bontebok Soedoring Trail
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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: Breede River Bontebok
Observed: 17th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Red Grass

Red 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: Bontebok NP W of airfield
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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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: Naturally restored degraded area west of airfield in Bontebok NP
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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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: Naturally restored degraded area west of airfield in Bontebok NP
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Likely ID: Rush (Juncus)
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Spanish Reed

Spanish Reed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Banks of Breede River Langelsiekraal camp site
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: Silvertree Block
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Likely ID: Ficinia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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