Bokkeveld Plateau Five

The Bokkeveld Plateau is an area in the northwest Cape that includes Cape fynbos, mountain renosterveld and succulent karoo vegetation types. Plants photographed in this area from I-Me, Ixia species to Melasphaerula species, are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Ixia

Ixia brunneobractea photos taken in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Ixia brunneobractea, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMasterIxia brunneobractea, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster

Ixia rapunculoides was photographed by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Ixia rapunculoides, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMasterIxia rapunculoides, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lachenalia

Lachenalia alba grows in clay soils in renosterveld from Nieuwoudtville to Calvinia. Photos below by Mary Sue Ittner were taken September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville.

Lachenalia alba, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerLachenalia alba, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Lachenalia elegans grows in sandstone rocks and gravelly clay. Photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Lachenalia elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lachenalia elegans var. suaveolens is found on mostly sandy moist slopes. Photos 1-3 taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville September 2006 are probably this variety. Photo 4 was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Lachenalia elegans var. suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerLachenalia elegans var. suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerLachenalia elegans var. suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerLachenalia elegans var. suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lachenalia mutabilis grows on sandy and stony slopes from Namaqualand to Caledon. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Lachenalia mutabilis, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lachenalia sp. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011 of an unidentified species.

Lachenalia sp., Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lachenalia violacea is found in gravelly soils in karroid scrub. It was photographed in the Nieuwoudtville reserve by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Lachenalia violacea, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Lapeirousia

Lapeirousia jacquinii is found in sandstone soils from Namaqualand to Worcester. Photos 1-2 taken near Nieuwoudtville September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 3 from Cameron McMaster taken September 2011.

Lapeirousia jacquinii, Mary Sue IttnerLapeirousia jacquinii, Mary Sue IttnerLapeirousia jacquinii, Cameron McMaster

Lapeirousia oreogena is an endemic found in clay soils in renosterveld from the Bokkeveld Plateau to Calvinia The first photo by Bob Rutemoeller was taken September 2006. The second photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011. Both were seen blooming in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve.

Lapeirousia oreogena, Bob RutemoellerLapeirousia oreogena, Cameron McMaster

Massonia

Massonia depressa was photographed near Nieuwoudtville September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.

Massonia depressa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Melasphaerula

Melasphaerula ramosa was photographed in the Nieuwoudtville reserve September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.

Melasphaerula ramosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Bokkeveld Plateau A-Ba - Bokkeveld Plateau Bo-C - Bokkeveld Plateau E-H - Bokkeveld Plateau Mo-R - Bokkeveld Plateau S-Z - Bokkeveld Plateau main page and index of plants


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