My Namaqualand Experience - 2012

My Namaqualand Experience - 2012

My Namaqualand Experience - 2012 - Southern Africa : PURPOSE: To gather together my observations of lichens in the region, as well as some plants. The ti

PURPOSE: To gather together my observations of lichens in the region, as well as some plants.
The timing was chosen to enjoy the area without the Flower Trippers and to be able to spend time searching for Lichens close up, and plants where they may gone to seed. Not just pictures taken from a speeding car.
The Project is tag based and should grow as I add tags to old observations.
"The Namakwa is a seemingly arid, semi desert region hiding huge reservoirs of mineral and floral wealth, situated in the Northern Cape region of South Africa. This is a land where ancient history, modern technology and the universe come together in harmonious glory! Namakwa encompasses the unspoiled expanses of Namaqualand and Hantam Karoo and it is a land of mystery and enchantment moulded by the unforgiving climate."
https://www.namakwa-info.co.za/region/article/2281/everything-you-need-to-know-about-namaqualand
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2012-10-20 Day-1 Piketberg - Vanrynsdorp
2012-10-21 Day-2 Vanrynsdorp to Kamieskroon [Knersvlakte]
2012-10-22 Day-3 Kamieskroon To Springbok - Steinkopf
2012-10-23 Day-4 Orange River - Port Nolloth
2012-10-24 Day-5 Port Nolloth to Hondeklip Baai
2012-10-25 Day-6 Hondeklipbaai to Dwarskersbos
THE SNAIL'S Pace
DAY-1 174.6km The driving distance between Piketberg and Vanrhynsdorp is 174.6km and it would take you 2 Hours 11 minutes if you average 80 km/h (49 mph).
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DAY-2 Vanrynsdorp to Kamieskroon distancecalculator.co.za › The driving distance between Kamieskroon and Vanrhynsdorp is 197.7km and it would take you 2 Hours 28 minutes if you average 80 km/h (49 mph).
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DAY-3 Kamieskroon To Springbok - Steinkopf
The driving distance between Kamieskroon and Springbok is 71.2km and it would take you 0 Hours 53 minutes if you average 80 km/h (49 mph).
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Day-4 Steinkopf - Orange River - Port Nolloth
Towards Alexanderbaai the Orange River and back to Port Nolloth A complicated day with a walk across the bridge towards the opposite border post
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DAY-5 The distance between Port Nolloth and Hondeklipbaai is 125 km. The road distance is 146.4 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive 146.4 km from Port Nolloth to Hondeklipbaai.
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Day-6 distancecalculator.co.za › Distance-Between-Dwarskersbos-and-Langebaan... The driving distance between Dwarskersbos and Langebaan is 52.4km and it would take you 0 Hours 39 minutes if you average 80 km/h (49 mph).
Shall be adding Interesting Lichen sites here:
SITES
One of my favourites http://www.lichensmaritimes.org/index.php?task=accueil&lang=en
The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH) https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/index.php
ASU Lichen Herbarium: https://biokic.asu.edu/lichen-herbarium
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STUDIES:
Epilithic Lichens in the Namib Fog Desert: https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Sauteria_15_0283-0302.pdf
New species of the lichen genus Xanthoparmelia from southern Africa (Ascomycotina: Parmeliaceae) [1986]
Hale, M.E. Jr
http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/cyberliber/59575/0027/0563.htm
28 Dec 2019
marlandza