Bokkeveld Plateau

The Bokkeveld Plateau is an area in the northwest Cape that includes Cape fynbos, mountain renosterveld and succulent karoo vegetation types. Near the town of Nieuwoudtville where there has been heavy grazing in the renosterveld there is a wonderful show of annuals and geophytes which have led it to be called the bulb capital of the world. Other species grow in the doleritic clay of the mountain karoo vegetation. Grazing has eliminated the shrubs so that the smaller plants have light. Most of the low rainfall occurs in winter and spring and the greatest display of wildflowers occur from August to September. In March the Amaryllidaceae make a spectacular display as well, flowering as the temperatures drop after summer showers and before their leaves appear. There is a lot of variation in the display of flowers depending on the rainfall received and when it is received.

Bokkeveld Plateau Click for map

Moraea serpentina, Mary Sue IttnerBrunsvigia bosmaniae spring, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBrunsvigia bosmaniae fall, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel SaundersBulbinella latifolia, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterRomulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

Plants photographed in this area can be viewed by looking at the pages arranged alphabetically by species.


Bokkeveld Plateau A-Ba - Bokkeveld Plateau Bo-C - Bokkeveld Plateau E-H - Bokkeveld Plateau I-Me - Bokkeveld Plateau Mo-R - Bokkeveld Plateau S-Z


Information about the specific plant can be found by clicking on the name in the table. That will take you to the wiki page that has information and photos of that species. By holding the shift or control key down and clicking on the thumbnail that image in the table can be enlarged and then if you hold your mouse over the top left or right side of the photo an arrow will appear that will allow you to view the photos in the table in sequence.


Bokkeveld Plateau species
Albuca canadensis, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca canadensis
Albuca cooperi, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca cooperi
Albuca longipes, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca longipes
Albuca canadensis, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Albuca maxima
Albuca massonii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca massonii
Albuca setosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca setosa
Albuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca suaveolens
Androcymbium latifolium, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum
Babiana ambigua, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana ambigua
Babiana framesii, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana framesii
Babiana praemorsa, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana praemorsa
Babiana sambucina, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana sambucina
Babiana sp., Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana spp.
Babiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana vanzijliae
Boophone haemanthoides leaves, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Boophone haemanthoides
Brunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Brunsvigia bosmaniae
Bulbine succulenta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbine succulenta
Bulbinella eburniflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella eburniflora
Bulbinella elegans, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella elegans
Bulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella latifolia
Bulbinella nutans ssp. nutans, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella nutans
Chlorophytum undulatum, Bokkeveld, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Chlorophytum undulatum
Androcymbium latifolium, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Colchicum coloratum ssp. coloratum
Corycium ingeanum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Corycium ingeanum
Crinum variabile, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Crinum variabile
Crossyne flava leaves, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Crossyne flava
Cyanella alba near Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyanella alba
Cyanella hyacinthoides, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyanella hyacinthoides
Eucomis regia, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Eucomis regia
Ferraia variabilis, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ferraria variabilis
Geissorhiza inaequalis, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza inaequalis
Geissorhiza splendidissima,  Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza splendidissima
Gladiolus hyalinus, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus hyalinus
Gladiolus mostertiae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus mostertiae
Gladiolus scullyi, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus scullyi
Gladiolus uysiae, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus uysiae
Gladiolus venustus or perhaps G. scullyi or an intergrade, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus venustus
Gladiolus watermeyeri, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus watermeyeri
Hesperantha bachmannii, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha bachmannii
Hesperantha cucullata, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha cucullata
Hesperantha pauciflora, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha pauciflora
Hesperantha pilosa, Bokkeveld Mountains, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha pilosa
Hesperantha vaginata, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha vaginata
Ixia brunneobractea, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia brunneobractea
Ixia rapunculoides, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia rapunculoides
Moraea marlothii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Homeria marlothii
Moraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Homeria vallisbelli
Lachenalia alba, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia alba
Lachenalia elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia elegans
Lachenalia mutabilis, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia mutabilis
Lachenalia sp., Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia sp.
Lachenalia violacea, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia violacea
Lapeirousia jacquinii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia jacquinii
Lapeirousia oreogena, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia oreogena
Massonia depressa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Massonia depressa
Melasphaerula ramosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Melasphaerula ramosa
Moraea bubalina, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea bubalina
Moraea citrina, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea citrina
Moraea gawleri, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea gawleri
Moraea marlothii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea marlothii
Moraea pritzeliana, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea pritzeliana
Moraea serpentina, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea serpentina
Moraea tripetala, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea tripetala
Moraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea vallisbelli
Wurmbea stricta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Onixotis stricta
Ornithogalum maculatum, Biekoes, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum maculatum
Albuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Ornithogalum suaveolens
Oxalis pes-caprae, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis pes-caprae
Pterygodium pentherianum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Pterygodium pentherianum
Pterygodium schelpei, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Pterygodium schelpei
Romulea amoena, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea amoena
Romulea hirta, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea hirta
Romulea luteoflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea luteoflora
Romulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea monadelpha
Romulea montana, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea montana
Romulea monticola, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea monticola
Romulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea sabulosa
Romulea sp., perhaps Romulea rosea, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea sp.
Satyrium erectum, Vanrhynsdorp, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Satyrium erectum
Sparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Sparaxis elegans
Sparaxis tricolor, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Sparaxis tricolor
Spiloxene aquatica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene aquatica
Spiloxene ovata, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene ovata
Spiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene serrata
Veltheimia capensis fruit, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Veltheimia capensis
Wachendorfia multiflora, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wachendorfia multiflora
Wachendorfia paniculata, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wachendorfia paniculata
Wurmbea stricta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wurmbea stricta
Xenoscapa fistulosa, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Xenoscapa fistulosa
Zantedeschia odorata, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Zantedeschia odorata
* = synonym

Bokkeveld Plateau A-Ba - Bokkeveld Plateau Bo-C - Bokkeveld Plateau E-H - Bokkeveld Plateau I-Me - Bokkeveld Plateau Mo-R - Bokkeveld Plateau S-Z


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