Eastern Cape Trip

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:15:16 PST
Marry Sue,

  I envy your trip!

  The H. albiflos image is not of H. albiflos - I doesn't seem to be a Haemanthus at all. Perhaps a Scadoxus?


> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:34:36 -0800
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> From: msittner@mcn.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Eastern Cape Trip
> Although much of the Eastern Cape is grassland, we found a lot of 
> plants growing on rock faces or in crevices in rocks. Some of these 
> were impossible to get close enough to photograph. Yesterday I showed 
> pictures of a couple of plants growing on rocks. Today there are some 
> we saw in Glen Avon.
> The first was selected as the plant of the day, Scadoxus puniceus. We 
> already have it well pictured on the wiki, but here are a few more of 
> it growing in rock crevices or near rocks (second row of photos).
> <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>
> In the same area another plant growing  on rocks close enough to 
> photograph was Haemanthus albiflos (last photo).
> <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>
> Yesterday I referenced an Agapanthus praecox. Here are a couple more 
> habitat photos of it. The one in Glen Avon was impossible to get very 
> close to. Also on the rocks was a Cyrtanthus, probably C. macowanii 
> but the experts had interesting discussions each evening about what 
> we saw and it seems C. macowanii and C. epiphyticus in the wild are 
> challenging to tell apart. I'll be adding more photos of the two of 
> them later where we were close enough to get a better photo. The 
> other photos of Agapanthus praecox were taken at Gaika's Kop. (first 
> row of photos) It does seem like some of the Agapanthus praecox we 
> saw in the wild have spectacular views.
> <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>
> Finally  at Glen Avon we also saw growing in a rock crevice, 
> Chlorophytum comosm.
> <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>
> Mary Sue
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