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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Funky restio

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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: Nirvana Farm, Atlantis, Western Cape, RSA
Observed: 22nd August 2016
Added: 23rd August 2016
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Trying to run it through the key, but it seems I don't have all the info. Maybe someone whos this from the picture?

Culms unbranched, Sheaths persistant, culms dotted.

Habitat is: acidic lowlands Fynbos, dry.

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Restio

Restio
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Restio calcicola
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small Restio, about 30 cm high, bushy,possibly Calopsis spp.

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Ficinia overbergensis lurking in the Boland?

Ficinia cf overbergensis
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: W of Joostenberg Hill
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
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locally quite common dampish, gritty clays in small remnant area; forms rings, to 8cm tall; very like F overbergensis, which has never been recorded west of Hermanus, so rather interesting....

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Ficinia sp.

Ficinia sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Attakwas
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Likely ID: Ficinia
Identifications:1
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Fuirena hirsuta

Fuirena hirsuta
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Herold's Bay
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Tetraria fimbriolata

 Ficinia sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Herold's Bay
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:2
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Cannomois - Female

Cannomois female 1 (resized)
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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 14th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Growth Form: Large bamboo-like, spreading with culms up to 3m in height. Culms: Thick, cylindrical, branched. Sheaths: Persistent. Inflorescence. One or two spikelets at tip of culm (Haaksma and Linder say "single" spikelet at tip of culm?). Spikelets: Fat spindle-shaped (flowers in this observation had already "withered and died"

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Cannomois - Male

Cannomois Male 1 (Medium)
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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
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Very tall (~2,5m) restio. Branched culms.

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restio

Restio at Silvermine near Cape Town
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Location: silvermine
Observed: 24th August 2003
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Restios attracting termites

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Location: Skaapsteker Trail
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
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Termite activity only seen in the vicinity of these restios

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Restio-like grass-like plant

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By: Marinus Geldenhuys
Location: Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, Cape Winelands
Observed: 26th April 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Bamboo

Bamboo
By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Swaziland-Grid 2631Ad
Observed: 6th August 2009
Added: 11th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Swaziland 2009 Survey

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Papirus (Cyperus papyrus)

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Unnamed Road, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 11th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Growing in a marshy area near to a river running through renosterveld. Reminds me of Equisetum but I don't think there are any Equisetum species in South Africa.

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Juncus?

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: Unnamed Road, Overberg District Municipality
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 11th August 2016
Likely ID: Juncus
Identifications:1
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Growing by a river in Diepklowe Private Nature Reserve.

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Fine Fertility

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By: PetraBroddle
Crew (Cape Peninsula)
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Location: Ganzekraal East
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 10th August 2016
Likely ID: Ficinia secunda
Identifications:2
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Fertility

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By: PetraBroddle
Crew (Cape Peninsula)
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Location: Ganzekraal East
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 10th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Capereed

Capereed
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: Main Path Mont Rochelle NR parking to fork
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 10th August 2016
Likely ID: Hypodiscus
Identifications:1
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Comments:2
Description:

Veld about 5 years old? But odd scattered plants much older - over 15 years.

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Ficinia?

Ficina?
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Likely ID: Cyperaceae
Identifications:1
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wiry, grass-like stems, inflorescence with long terminal grains

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Sedge or Restio?

Sedge or Restio?
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Likely ID: Restio calcicola
Identifications:1
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Description:

small grass-like plant, about 300 mm high, segmented stems

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Restionaceae

Elegia capensis (Query) at Tokai Park
By: Sheila Robinson
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 3rd August 2016
Added: 6th August 2016
Likely ID: Elegia capensis
Identifications:1
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Ischyrolepis (Female)

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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 5th August 2016
Likely ID: Restio
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

Culms: Much branched, round, smooth; Sheath: Persistent; Growth form: Untidy clumps, 1,5m tall, Flowers: In this observation the flowers had withered away

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Yellow Thatching Grass (Hyperthelia dissoluta)

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: A8, Hwange
Observed: 1st April 2016
Added: 5th August 2016
Identifications:1
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By the side of the track in sandy grassland.

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Spindly Sedge

spindly sedge
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Location: Skulpiesbay NR
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 4th August 2016
Likely ID: Hypodiscus
Identifications:1
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Description:

thin stems, about 200 mm high, pretty heads

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Hi willd

habit
By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Kogel Bay area
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 4th August 2016
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Mat forming restio. Spindle shaped spikelet growing in a fairly wet,sandy area. About 20cm tall. Nut with elaiosome.Culms flatten and striate.

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Nevill and his wife

male
By: Linkie
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Location: Kogel Bay area
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 4th August 2016
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Nevillea with distinctive male flowers. Female present too but rather tatty. Hollow culms, unbranched about 85cm tall growing in a wet area.

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Multi

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By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Kogel Bay area
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 4th August 2016
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Elegia about 45cm in height with branched culms and persistent sheaths.

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Hellmuthia membranacea

 Hellmuthia membranacea
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: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Thamnochortus rigidus

Thamnochortus rigidus
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: Perdepoort
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
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Flagillaria

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Enseleni Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 31st July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Creeper

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Forest sedge

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Enseleni Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 31st July 2016
Identifications:2
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