Archivos de diario de marzo 2024

12 de marzo de 2024

Pics for Legumes/ Fabaceae from Charlie Stirton

For future legume pictures ....

.... a sideview of a flower (detached if in a congested flower head) is like ^gold dust^ for naming species in the pea family. There are just so many yellow-flowered legumes that general pics are mostly only useful to get to genus level.

If it is easy for you to re-photograph this plant can you take and upload a picture of a detached flower side view on and also one with the wing petals removed so that one can see the keel (innermost pair covered by wing petals). The keel should be either ^shoe-shaped^ or more ^U-shaped^. If the anthers are of two types (5 long and 5 short) then we can confirm the genus at least. If it also has inflated pods (fruits) then it is certainly this genus. Hope that helps. There is a possibility it might belong to the genus Argyrolobium which has forest species with very similar leaves and flowers but which have different fruits (long and flattened) and an almost 2-lipped calyx (best seen from side view of a flower) vs 5 distinct teeth in Crotalaria.

Publicado el marzo 12, 2024 08:51 MAÑANA por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de marzo de 2024

Obscuring locality

Scenario 1: I make an observation, it's a sensitive species, iNat auto-obscures.
When adding this obs to the redlist S.Afr project, the curator will see the true locality, but only on a specific observation, not when look on the map
iNat community won't see anything.

Scenario 2: I find an orchid, it may be of conservation concern or not, I obscure.
When adding this obs to realise sAfr, the curator will see the true locality
iNat community won't see anything.

In both scenarios, when I joined the Redlist S.Afr project I allowed curators to the the coordinates.

Publicado el marzo 13, 2024 07:26 MAÑANA por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de marzo de 2024

Update from the CREW Midlands Fieldtrip

The CREW Midlands Group visited Impendle NR in March.

As per the BotSoc: KZN Inland Branch post on social media:
The BotSoc Inland group was joined by members of the Durban CREW group for a day of botanizing at Impendle Nature Reserve. The reserve is known for its undulating grassy hills, southern slopes covered in afromontane forest and the Critically Endangered Blue Swallows (Hirundo atrocaerulea). The protected area is a custodian for one of the largest Blue Swallow populations in the country.
The team aimed to seek out populations of the vulnerable Senecio dregeanus (VU). We didn't see the Blue Swallow but we found a good population of our target species in full flower. A follow-up trip will be planned to collect seed for the BotSoc Threatened Plant Project. The team is keen to return in Spring for another outing. Details will follow later in the year.

146 observations of 84 species (3 of which are listed as threatened) were recorded by 4 observers.
Well done to @suncana for contributing over 100 observations during this field trip.
Thank you, @muhammad_a for making the most identifications for this field trip.
Please assist with identifying the remaining 77 observations so that we may increase our species count for this trip. See

Publicado el marzo 25, 2024 05:43 TARDE por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Obtaining Place Number and the opposite

Go to the place. e.g. greater CFR
and to see the number, add the tsxt ".json"to the url and enter
and your number is 123067

{"id":123067,"name":"Greater Cape Floristic Region","display_name":"Greater Cape Floristic Region","code":"GCFR","latitude":"-31.6149920916","longitude":"19.7696484247","swlat":"-34.9399851516","swlng":"14.7546386719","nelat":"-25.9876748524","nelng":"27.7624511719","woeid":null,"parent_id":113055,"check_list_id":888118,"place_type":1009,"source_name":null,"source_identifier":null,"created_at":"2017-12-03T16:55:21.582+02:00","updated_at":"2021-09-22T21:44:59.593+02:00","user_id":383144,"ancestry":"97392/113055","slug":"greater-cape-floristic-region","source_id":null,"admin_level":null,"uuid":"42bbb8ec-a1c6-4ef1-8a57-69a3ce947863","place_type_name":"Division","html":null,"created_at_utc":"2017-12-03T14:55:21.582Z","updated_at_utc":"2021-09-22T19:44:59.593Z"}
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to convert place to number you use json

to convert number to place use ?place_id=

eg. is South Africa

Publicado el marzo 25, 2024 06:15 TARDE por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Obtaining Picture number

On the picture that you want, click the cc-i that will open the photo page.
on the right hand side, select the size that you want (e.g. large)
Then on the picture right click: copy image address

Publicado el marzo 25, 2024 06:17 TARDE por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

URL for summer rainfall region

Publicado el marzo 25, 2024 06:37 TARDE por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

26 de marzo de 2024

Erythrina caffra vs E. lysistemon

As per Clare Archer:
E. caffra the standard petal is shorter and spreads widely (into an almost circular shape) to expose the keel, stamens etc.
E. lysistemon standard petal is longer and not spreading widely

Growth habit & leaves are very similar.

Publicado el marzo 26, 2024 05:08 MAÑANA por suvarna suvarna | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario