Bokkeveld Plateau Seven

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 S-Z, Satyrium species through Zantedeschia species are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Satyrium

Satyrium erectum is a widespread species found on dry sandstone, and clay flats from Namaqualand to the southwestern Eastern Cape. Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner between Nieuwoudtville and Vanrhynsdorp.

Satyrium erectum, Vanrhynsdorp, Bob RutemoellerSatyrium erectum, Vanrhynsdorp, Mary Sue IttnerSatyrium erectum, Vanrhynsdorp, Mary Sue Ittner

Sparaxis

Sparaxis elegans seen blooming near Nieuwoudtville September 2006. The pictures below were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner. They show a number of them blooming next to the road with close-ups showing a pollinator and the detail of the flowers. The next to the last picture shows a plant with different coloring in the same population and the last shows a group mixed with Geissorhiza splendidissima blooming at the same time.

Sparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerSparaxis elegans, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

The first picture of a rare white form was taken by Ragnhild Crawford near Papkuilsfontein in September 2006. The second photo was taken by Andrew Harvie in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve. The last two photos were taken by Cameron McMaster at the Biekoes Farm near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Sparaxis elegans, Papkuilsfontein, Ragnhild CrawfordSparaxis elegans, Oorlogsklook Nature Reserve, Andrew HarvieSparaxis elegans, Biekoes, Cameron McMasterSparaxis elegans, Biekoes, Cameron McMaster

Sparaxis tricolor seen flowering in Nieuwoudtville September 2006. Photos 1-3 taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller including a close-up with a beetle pollinator and the last shown with Lapeirousia jacquinii. Photo 4 was taken by Cameron McMaster at the Biekoes Farm near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Sparaxis tricolor, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerSparaxis tricolor, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSparaxis tricolor, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerSparaxis tricolor, Biekoes, Cameron McMaster

Spiloxene

Spiloxene aquatica is found in seasonal pools and streams from Namaqualand to the Cape peninsula and the Southern Cape. The first photo was taken by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006. Photos 2-3 were taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville, September 2011.

Spiloxene aquatica, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSpiloxene aquatica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterSpiloxene aquatica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Spiloxene ovata grows on seasonally wet rocks and depressions in clay or sandy soils in Namaqualand and the western Cape to the Langeberg Mountains. Photo taken by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006.

Spiloxene ovata, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

Spiloxene serrata, syn. Spiloxene linearis, is found on inland or coastal flats in sand or clay, usually in seasonally damp sites from Namaqualand to the Roggeveld and the southwest Cape. Photos 1-4 below from Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner were taken September 2006 of what we believe to be this species. Photo 5 was taken by Cameron McMaster at the Biekoes Farm near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Spiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSpiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerSpiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerSpiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerSpiloxene serrata, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Veltheimia

Veltheimia capensis is found on rocky slopes from Namaqualand to the southwestern and southern Cape into the Little Karoo. Photo taken by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006 of it in fruit and again in September 2011 by Cameron McMaster in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve.

Veltheimia capensis fruit, Bob RutemoellerVeltheimia capensis fruit, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster

Wachendorfia

Wachendorfia multiflora Photos taken south of Nieuwoudtville by Andrew Harvie.

Wachendorfia multiflora, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew HarvieWachendorfia multiflora, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie

Wachendorfia paniculata Photos taken by Andrew Harvie near Nieuwoudtville

Wachendorfia paniculata, Nieuwoudtville, Andrew Harvie

Wurmbea

Wurmbea stricta, syn. Onixotis stricta, syn. Onixotis triquetra, syn. Dipidax triquetra, is found growing in marshes and pools in the northwest and southwest Cape. Photos below were taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011 near Nieuwoudtville.

Wurmbea stricta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterWurmbea stricta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Xenoscapa

Xenoscapa fistulosa Photo of the flowers taken in habitat taken in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve and the leaves at Van Ryns Pass in the Northern Cape by Andrew Harvie.

Xenoscapa fistulosa, Andrew HarvieXenoscapa fistulosa, Andrew Harvie

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia odorata is endemic to this area and grows in damp places in dolerite outcrops. Photo taken September 2011 near Nieuwoudtville by Cameron McMaster.

Zantedeschia odorata, Cameron McMaster

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