Bokkeveld Plateau Six

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 Mo-R, Moraea species to Romulea species, are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Moraea

Moraea bubalina Photos by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner taken September 2007.

Moraea bubalina, Bob RutemoellerMoraea bubalina, Bob RutemoellerMoraea bubalina, Bob RutemoellerMoraea bubalina, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea bubalina, Mary Sue Ittner

Moraea citrina (syn. Galaxia citrina) is a short stemless plant from the northwest Cape where it is found in shallow, sandy or stony soils. Photos 1-2 were taken September 2012 near Nieuwoudtville by Cameron McMaster and identified as this species by John Manning. The species is typically plain yellow, with a couple of populations on the Bokkeveld Mountains only noted as having dark markings. This is the first record of a color shift to orange.

Moraea citrina, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterMoraea citrina, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Moraea gawleri Photo taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville

Moraea gawleri, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Moraea marlothii (syn. Homeria marlothii) taken in habitat by Andrew Harvie in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve.

Moraea marlothii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew HarvieMoraea marlothii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie

Moraea pritzeliana photographed September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner south of Nieuwoudtville.

Moraea pritzeliana, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerMoraea pritzeliana, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Moraea serpentina is a spring flowering species from arid parts of the interior and the northwestern Cape where it grows on dry stony flats and in crevices in granite rock. In September 2006 we came across this stunning display of these plants in bloom driving from Nieuwoudtville to Vanrhynsdorp. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner of them in habitat and of one that has a bluish tint. Photos by Bob Rutemoeller of one with a caterpillar and a group of white ones.

Moraea serpentina, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea serpentina, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea serpentina, Bob RutemoellerMoraea serpentina, Bob Rutemoeller

Moraea tripetala first three photos taken September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner. The last shows a very different color form. It was taken by Andrew Harvie.

Moraea tripetala, Bob RutemoellerMoraea tripetala, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea tripetala, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea tripetala, Andrew Harvie

Moraea vallisbelli (syn. Homeria vallisbelli) Photos by Mary Sue Ittner taken September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville.

Moraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea vallisbelli, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum maculatum photographed on the Biekoes Farm near Nieuwoudtville by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Ornithogalum maculatum, Biekoes, Cameron McMasterOrnithogalum maculatum, Biekoes, Cameron McMasterOrnithogalum maculatum, Biekoes, Cameron McMaster

Oxalis

Oxalis pes-caprae Photos were taken near Nieuwoudtville by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller September 2006.

Oxalis pes-caprae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerOxalis pes-caprae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerOxalis pes-caprae, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

Pterygodium

Pterygodium pentherianum is found on clay soils in renosterveld in the northwest Cape. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville September 2006 of what we thought was this species, but could be the one below.

Pterygodium pentherianum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerPterygodium pentherianum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Pterygodium schelpei is found on sheltered sites on clay soils in renosterveld in the Bokkeveld Mountains and the Karoo. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Pterygodium schelpei, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterPterygodium schelpei, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Romulea

Romulea amoena grows in rocky sandstone soils. Photo taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville in August 2001.

Romulea amoena, Mary Sue Ittner

Romulea hirta grows in damp clay flats. Photos 1-3 taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller near Nieuwoudtville September 2006. Photo 4 was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Romulea hirta, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerRomulea hirta, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea hirta, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea hirta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Romulea luteoflora grows in loamy soils over a broad distribution of South Africa. Photos 1-2 taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Romulea luteoflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterRomulea luteoflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Romulea monadelpha is found in heavy dolerite clay. It was photographed September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner demonstrating the variety you can find even in the same location of plants seen in habitat.

Romulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Bob RutemoellerRomulea monadelpha back, Bokkeveld Plateau, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Bob RutemoellerRomulea monadelpha, Bokkeveld Plateau, Bob Rutemoeller

Romulea montana grows in sandstone rocks in thin soil. Photos taken September 2011 near Nieuwoudtville by Cameron McMaster. In the second photo it is seen with Hesperantha pauciflora.

Romulea montana, Cameron McMasterRomulea montana with Hesperantha pauciflora, Cameron McMaster

Romulea monticola grows in sandy loam in fynbos. It was photographed September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville.

Romulea monticola, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Romulea sabulosa flowering in mass in Nieuwoudtville, South Africa in August 2001, where it was growing in wet sand. See also the photo with Hesperantha pauciflora above. The same spot was visited around the same time in 2006, but the flowers were mostly finished as the second photograph shows. There were a few in less than perfect condition still in bloom. Photos 1-4 from Bob Rutemoeller. The last photo from Cameron McMaster was taken in Nieuwoudtville September, 2012.

Romulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerRomulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerRomulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerRomulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerRomulea sabulosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Romulea sp. was photographed September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Nieuwoudtville. This could be a form of Romulea rosea, but we weren't entirely sure of the identification.

Romulea sp., perhaps Romulea rosea, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerRomulea sp., perhaps Romulea rosea, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

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