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tonyrebelo

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Noviembre 12, 2011

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Guy-alone


In fruit.

One of our rarest endemic families. Fynbos rocks!

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ish_crew

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Octubre 30, 2021 12:01 PM SAST

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bushboy

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Enero 5, 2022 02:23 PM SAST

Descripción

You're welcome - but don't creep under the mat again!

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Gato de Pies Negros (Felis nigripes)

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beryl

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Noviembre 2, 2016 02:42 PM SAST

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Kitten

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norcaldon

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Marzo 2017

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carinalochner

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Agosto 2, 2013

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Gargoyle mantis


About 70mm long. I posted the profile to show "horn" on "nose". Colouring of legs reminds one very much of a rain spider - at first glance it looks like the discarded skin of a spider.
What would the function be of the growth on its head? I see some of the mantids can unfurl their antennae. These look a bit thin but I suppose if you look like this anything is possible. Fascinating creature.

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botaneek

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Octubre 18, 2021 09:54 AM SAST

Descripción

damp, shaded areas, often at drip line of overhanging cliffs, to 50cm

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Rocíos del Sol (Género Drosera)

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charles_stirton

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New species of Drosera (2011)


Large mats of Droseras in a seepage area in 5-10 cm deep sand overlying rock sheets. Population of hundreds of plants and 3 times as many as seen in 2011 than in 2012 (see 2012 previous post http://www.ispot.org.za/node/214440 ) which was a drier year locally.

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carlbodenstaff

Fecha

Diciembre 1, 2013

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Twig Wilter Bug


About 28 mm long. I assume this is a female as it was about 20 mm from the eggs that were attached to the twigs and leaves of the magnolia bush. I visited the site every day and was fortunate enough to capture the egg hatching process, pic's 1 to 9. After hatching the young turn black within about 90 minutes.
Does anyone know how long the lifespan of the bug is? It might be good to follow the life cycle.

After being away for part of Dec. and Jan. I have started updating on their progress with one pic. on Jan 13 - 2014. They seemed to have doubled in size.

Jan 27, added another 2 pics. The growth process started to get confusing with what seemed like an older bug that joined the clan.

Feb 11, added one pic. now confusion reigns as there seems to be three or more generations.

Mar 13, added one pic. They have stayed in the same area of the plant for the whole process. They appear to like the warm area as the plant is mostly in the shade and they huddle together in the sun spot on the plant.

Apr 12, two pics added. They have moved onto the leaves of the plant, sitting in the sun. Some look like they may be mating but I am not sure, maybe they are just climbing over one another.

April 20 I could only find one bug on the plant and the following day when I went to update, there were none and no sign of eggs. Closed file.

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magrietb

Fecha

Octubre 23, 2012

Descripción

The Life and Times of Ms Pillar of Kleinmond


Collected 23 Oct 2012 at Palmiet near Kleinmond, started cocooning 10 Dec 2012 and I finally discovered what the imago looks like 25 Jan 2013. Food plant a type of Passerina I think. It looks exactly like the 3/4 other spp found in our area, I got it wrong all the time which led to food strikes and much back-and-forthing between home and mountain. Same as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/162875

Correction
The food plant was not a Passerina, it was Erica serrata. I have posted it as a separate observation here: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/505982 Maybe I can load an interaction now that we have that facility, although I'm struggling with interactions since the merger.

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Abril 10, 2021 12:30 PM SAST

Descripción

This is the Outramps CREW 100,000 obs and we celebrated it with Tilla who is the Head of the Threatened Plants Programme and the CREW Programme. It represents our involvement with plant monitoring from 1992 to 2021. It has been a joyous ride. So thank you all for so many years of fun, laughs and learning. Keep going!

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richardadcock

Fecha

Agosto 9, 2014

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Long tongue - sweet tooth


Very meticulously visits each flower and remembers each so not to waste valuable energy. That long proboscis is inserted all the way and only takes about one second to get at the nectar and then move on.
Pic 4 shows how the fly's face comes into contact with the anthers and pic 5-7 shows the purple pollen adhering.

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Enero 2021

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Brunia monogyna

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First record for species for 100 years. Regarded as Data Deficient on Redlist, but just extremely localised in an inaccessible habitat. Two plants observed, may be more lower on steep slopes. Grows amongst dense Osmitopsis astericoides stands. Current known area <100sq.m. Should be regarded as Critically Rare or even Endangered or Critically Endangered as although well-conserved there is nowhere for it to go should climate change the habitat or fire regime.
Last three photos show comparison of Brunia pillansii (left) with Brunia cordata (right), of which there was a single plant also grew in the area https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95511393. Leaves of B. pillansii are adpressed to the stem up to the inflorescence (some spreading leaves on lower branches), whereas B. cordata the leaves are spreading up to the inflorescence. Flowers of B. pillansii are also larger, 5-6mm across, whereas B. cordata flowers are around 4mm across.

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botaneek

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Enero 2005

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Colophon


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tonyrebelo

Fecha

Enero 3, 2011

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Lollypop Conebush


Female.
Obviously very closely related to Ld comosum, but with a very peculiar growth habit: plants form a horizontal mat of vegetative branches with erect stems 1-2m tall bearing the flowerheads and cones.
Being serotinous, the stems must be robust enough to survive fires to allow the seeds to disperse.

The last two fires in the area have come within 10m of this population, but it has not burned. Some of the plants are quite moribund, but others are still in the vegetative phase - it seems that weaker plants and plants in unfavourable areas never produce reproductive stems.
Attempts to grow these plants at Kirstenbosch and in lowland situations have so far failed.

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peterwebb

Fecha

Febrero 1, 2012

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Leaf Hopper


As in Photo,amazing,long fibre optic type strands out the rear.About 6mm long.

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colin25

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Enero 4, 2015

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Insect attached to Painted Reed Frog


May have been parasitism or eating some thing off the skin of the frog. Guess parasitism, guessing at beetle lavae.

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cpvoget

Fecha

Julio 21, 2013

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Hybrid?


Pink Protea lepidocarpodendron on Elsies Peak, Fish Hoek. Colour variant or hybrid?

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jeremygorven

Fecha

Noviembre 11, 2020 03:15 PM SAST

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WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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wernert95

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Mayo 3, 2021 12:06 PM UTC

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Rinoceronte Indio (Rhinoceros unicornis)

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botaneek

Fecha

Noviembre 2007

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Assam, IN (Google, OSM)

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muisvoel

Fecha

Enero 23, 2021 08:59 AM SAST

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Dullstroom (Google, OSM)

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warrenmcc

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Enero 11, 2017 06:51 AM SAST

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thinus

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Enero 11, 2021 12:51 PM SAST

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ish_crew

Fecha

Octubre 28, 2020 03:13 PM SAST

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Went to revisit population posted by greenintaba

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jacquesmerwe923

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Septiembre 28, 2020 12:33 PM SAST

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Seasonally wet clay flats.

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suretha_dorse

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Septiembre 25, 2020 01:49 PM SAST

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gigilaidler

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Septiembre 27, 2020 01:46 PM SAST

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Fecha

Mayo 20, 2013

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Leucospermum cf calligerum


Prostrate, with some erect stems to maybe 15 cm tall

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tonyrebelo

Fecha

Marzo 13, 2012

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Ninepin Heath


Resprouters really have it tough under pine plantations. The shade kills the plants, and because they have low seed set they have small seed banks, so that they take a long time to recover (several fire cycles) when the plantations are removed and the more common species recover easily.
Most of the plants have finished flowering: now is the season to collect seed. One last lonesome flowerhead found. Only three plants seen on the site, in a clump.

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Septiembre 26, 2020 10:04 AM SAST

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Tygerberg Spiderhead Serruria aemula ssp congesta

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vanbelle

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Septiembre 27, 2020 04:51 PM SAST

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tonyrebelo

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Septiembre 26, 2020 03:34 PM SAST

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lmossop

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Septiembre 26, 2020 06:26 PM SAST

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carl2

Fecha

Mayo 10, 2015 12:26 PM SAST

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Commonly known as slangkop, seen in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

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steve_cousins

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Septiembre 27, 2017

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Aristea lugens


Approximately 100 adult plants. No imminent threats. The site was burned in autumn this year. The previous fire was approximately 60 years ago.

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peterslingsby

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Abril 7, 1979 03:58 PM SAST

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When I was very very very much younger ...

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michaelabeets

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Abril 27, 2020 12:59 PM SAST

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hamishrobertson

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Abril 26, 2020 11:31 AM SAST

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Holding aphid in its jaws, next to group of aphids feeding on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

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hamishrobertson

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Abril 26, 2020 04:13 PM SAST

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Found in sifted leaf litter from garden.

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Sapo Leopardo Occidental (Sclerophrys pantherina)

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jeltje2

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Abril 24, 2020 10:36 PM SAST

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A strange visitor in the water bowl.Fat toad filling it to the brim, puzzling the cats

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Noviembre 6, 2019 11:17 AM SAST

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Fits the other record of Mimetes capitulatus from Fernkloof despite both having filiform style: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28814611, does not grow like Mimetes palustris from Fernkloof: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31419359

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cockymonkroach

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Mayo 31, 2019 11:54 AM SAST

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asgroenewald

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Marzo 25, 2017 08:29 AM SAST

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nigelforshaw

Fecha

Marzo 2009

Descripción

Mimetes stokoei just over 9 years after the 2000 fire


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botaneek

Fecha

Febrero 2020

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the only wild (living?) pop of this uber rarity; 7 plts currently alive, 3 dead; to 3m tall in veld about 8yr old, seems to be in bud, but stayed a good 10m away so not sure

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magrietb

Fecha

Octubre 15, 2015

Descripción

Kleinmond fat tussock to grub-like female and eeeep! A male visitor!

15 Oct 2015:

Collected a rather fat little tussock larva on Erica serrata. This one had a red head, blueish body with red feet and red warning lights on the back (what are those, did anyone ever find a good answer?) (4 caterpillar photos are from the next day)

18 Oct 2015:

Caterpillar started spinning a cocoon in its tub (caterpillar in cocoon photo is from the next day)

22 Oct 2015:

I've noticed that the pupa seemed unusually fat, and when I checked it was clear that this creature has already metamorphosed into a grub-like female adult, only four days after starting its cocoon! I'm not even sure that it ever went through a pupal faze, could it be? (adult female photo is from the next day)

24 Oct 2015:

This morning there were two eggs in the cocoon with my fat little female, so I took her out to take photos. She had been safely closed up until now, but it often happens that freshly emerged female moths start laying unfertilised eggs without being visited by a male. While I was busy I noticed a sudden frantic orange flutter on the stoep around us, and the next minute there was a male moth in my female's tub. He had no trouble finding her and very quickly bit a hole through her cocoon, crawled in, spent a few seconds quietly by her side and then chewed his way out again. By the timestamps on my photos I can tell that the whole visit lasted all of six minutes, of which just about half had both moths inside the cocoon. Talk about wham bam thank you mam! I brought the female back into my office and left her uncovered by an open window next to me, but there were no further signs of any visitors. (gif image and photos of attending male, note one previously laid egg visible at the bottom of the cocoon)

25 Oct 2015:

More eggs. She has been writhing about in her cocoon, and has by now shrunk to about half her original adult size. I will keep the eggs to see if our little guy managed to get a few fertilised. (photo of female with eggs in cocoon)

3 Nov 2015:

The eggs hatched! This morning the cocoon was still intact and filled with hatchlings, by evening they had started to chew through and I was able to take a few pictures of their tiny, hairy bodies. I'm curious to find out how much of their original home they will consume - they don't yet show any interest in the fresh food plant I've supplied.

5 Nov 2015:

The hatchlings have broken free of the cocoon, which ended up in their tummies, mostly. I think the orange thing that was left behind is their mother's final exuviae from before she pupated; everything else is gone. 0_0 They have been marching upwards ever since, still not terribly interested in their food plant. I can see how wind dispersal would work for them. They weigh almost nothing and the long hairs make them fly off on the tiniest breath, and there appear to be millions so chances are that some will land on an appropriate plant if a breeze takes them. Opening the lid of their new tub is like facing a zombie attack! They keep slowly marching up the sides and along the rim, and it's a struggle to get them all off on all sides so I can close the lid without squashing any.

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muisvoel

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Diciembre 8, 2019 12:02 PM SAST

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Diciembre 18, 2019 12:20 PM SAST

Descripción

According to the label

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ryruther

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Enero 9, 2017 11:15 PM EST

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ryruther

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Enero 9, 2017 11:15 PM EST

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tonyrebelo

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Septiembre 21, 2011

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Roughleaf Conebush


Like the other two species (one with two subspecies) this Clay Conebush has scabrid (gritty) leaves. All the other species with flat winged seeds (Sunshine Conebushes) that grow on sandstone and sand or limestone have smooth leaves.

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Podargo Papú (Podargus papuensis)

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davidgwhite

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Agosto 8, 2018 12:05 AM UTC

Descripción

The first time I had ever seen this, i videoed the entire event as well from entry to exit. It was as if this species swims all the time. I sent it to a frogmouth expert and she had never seen that before. The bird chose to swim and flew away very easily after its swim. There appeared to be no explanation for the bird swimming as it was not particularly hot or anything unusual.

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botaneek

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Noviembre 10, 2019 10:19 AM SAST

Descripción

single plant in old veld; reseeder

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tonyrebelo

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Noviembre 3, 2019 12:32 PM SAST

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malthinus

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Octubre 2016

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muisvoel

Fecha

Octubre 6, 2019 07:58 AM SAST

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We've never had to work this hard for a Protea! Brutal ascent to Rabiesberg, only one plant and no flowers in their prime! Next time it will have to be Saw-Edge, @wernert95 and @muonmo :)

We would have explored and looked for more, but time and water was limited. A handful of dead plants in the general vicinity of this one, which I'll post as a separate obs .A couple of flowerheads and seeds strewn around (guessing baboons).

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Fecha

Enero 9, 2019 03:02 PM SAST

Descripción

I thought this would be Mimetes capitulatus but the pollen presenter appears to be filiform not conical at the apex. That might point to M. palustris but there are about 10 flowers in the capitulum. Unlikely to be M. hirtus - no plant more than 1m high.

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diannemarais

Fecha

Agosto 2019

Descripción

Low shrub with single basal stem, some laterally sprawling, some erect. Flowerhead with a number of headlets with 3-6 flowers. involucral bracts yellow-green.

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magrietb

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Agosto 10, 2019 11:25 AM SAST

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alexdietrick

Fecha

Enero 2019

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Drosera rubrifolia. First photos of this species in situ

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carinalochner

Fecha

Julio 27, 2019 03:43 PM SAST

Descripción

Many flowers, buds and spent flowers. We were told second season after fire would be good and we were not disappointed. Did not expect it to start flowering so early though.

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sallyslak

Fecha

Enero 9, 2017

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Hurrah!


After years of searching under logs in deep forest, here it was sitting in the road. And I would never have seen it had I not left my camera at the river and had to do a 20 minute return trip. (Serendipity: the art of screwing up yet achieving a long-held ambition at the same time.)
Video of it jogging : https://youtu.be/cGU0CnKZADU

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Fecha

Marzo 16, 2019 01:19 PM CET

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flippie1971

Fecha

Junio 15, 2019

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Thyreus bee sleeping in lavender.

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flippie1971

Fecha

Junio 9, 2019 11:30 AM SAST

Descripción

Black sugar ant found foraging on a rotten log.

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muisvoel

Fecha

Julio 10, 2019 11:13 AM SAST

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campbellfleming

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Mayo 29, 2019 03:17 PM SAST

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Bloukop (Google, OSM)

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High altitude ~1500m at summit of Bloukop.

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campbellfleming

Fecha

Mayo 29, 2019 02:57 PM SAST

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Bloukop (Google, OSM)

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klauswehrlin

Fecha

Junio 30, 2019 08:47 AM SAST

Descripción

2019 06 30 Maermanskloof Trail
Protea - Please explain

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alexlansdowne

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Junio 27, 2019 11:41 AM SAST

Descripción

Introduced from Epping CA/Bofors Circle ca. 2010, planted by Maya Beukes. Also Erica subdivaricata here.

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mashudu

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Junio 25, 2019 01:47 PM SAST

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rkct

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Febrero 24, 2012 11:06 AM SAST

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botaneek

Fecha

Agosto 2005

Descripción

Gladiolus aureus


CR; known only from a single locality, and all reintroductions seem to have failed; not particularly safe either, as close to a suburb and aliens present; very small population - typically only 10-30 plants flowering a year

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gigilaidler

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2017 03:54 PM SAST

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Cape Clawless Otter feasting on Crayfish

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acanthaster

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Abril 2018

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The rarest of the rare...

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rcoliveira84

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Mayo 28, 2016 01:49 PM SAST

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I know it's a Mantis Shrimp, just not sure which one.

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christo9

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Abril 27, 2019 10:24 AM SAST

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gigilaidler

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Abril 28, 2019 06:32 PM SAST

Descripción

A couple of otters feeding in a little inlet at Olifantsbos provided a rich reward for iNatting actvities during the City Nature Challenge 2019
Video here: https://youtu.be/0BmSevhiQQk

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Naja nivea

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willemvzyl

Fecha

Abril 26, 2019 06:40 AM SAST

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Pulgón de la Adelfa (Aphis nerii)

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magrietb

Fecha

Abril 27, 2019 11:18 AM SAST

Descripción

On Gomphocarpus physocarpus.

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Leopardo Africano (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

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evan81

Fecha

Abril 2019

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botaneek

Fecha

Mayo 5, 2019 12:35 PM SAST

Descripción

patch of about 150 plts in 0.1ha area, sandy soils near stream, only seasonally damp, reseeder to 1m

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magrietb

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Abril 26, 2019 11:44 AM SAST

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tonyrebelo

Fecha

Octubre 14, 2013

Descripción

What Sandveld Pincushion is this.


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josh_weeber

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Abril 26, 2019 01:52 PM SAST

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nicky

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Enero 19, 2019 08:20 PM SAST

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vynbos

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Diciembre 22, 2015 10:54 AM SAST

Descripción

Found him in the dense foliage of a stream. I'd never have noticed him if it weren't for his colours which lit him up like a Christmas tree. Was he courting?

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Agosto 10, 2018 01:34 PM SAST

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kevinjolliffe

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Octubre 9, 2014 10:58 AM HST

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andrew_hankey

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Enero 10, 2009 02:43 PM SAST

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gigilaidler

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Noviembre 6, 2018 11:48 AM SAST

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gigilaidler

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Noviembre 6, 2018 12:38 PM SAST