Bokkeveld Plateau Three

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 Bo-C, Boophone species through Cyanella species, are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Boophone

Boophone haemanthoides is found growing in sand or dolerite outcrops on coastal flats or upland slopes in the western Cape to the Bokkeveld Plateau. The first photo from Mary Sue Ittner of the leaves was taken near Nieuwoudtville August 2001. The second photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011 near Nieuwoudtville.

Boophone haemanthoides leaves, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBoophone haemanthoides leaves, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Brunsvigia

Brunsvigia bosmaniae is found in the northwest and southwest Cape and in the Roggeveld on open flats, coastal sand, loam, or granite soils. Photos 1-2 of the leaves taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Cameron McMaster in the month of September near Nieuwoudtville. Photos 3-6 from Rachel Saunders taken near Nieuwoudtville April 2011.

Brunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel SaundersBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel SaundersBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel SaundersBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel Saunders

Bulbine

Bulbine succulenta is a rare species that grows on gravelly clay flats from Namaqualand to the western Karoo. Photos taken September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.

Bulbine succulenta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbine succulenta, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella

Bulbinella eburniflora is an endemic to this area that grows on both clay and sand. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011 near Nieuwoudtville.

Bulbinella eburniflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbinella eburniflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbinella eburniflora, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella elegans blooming in clay soils in renosterveld August 2001. Photo 1 by Mary Sue Ittner. Photos 2-3 from Cameron McMaster.

Bulbinella elegans, Mary Sue IttnerBulbinella elegans, Cameron McMasterBulbinella elegans, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella latifolia is found on seasonally damp sandstone or granite, rarely dolerite from Namaqualand to the western Karoo (winter rainfall areas.) Photos taken below from Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville are probably a combination of ssp. doleritica and ssp. latifolia.

Bulbinella latifolia, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbinella latifolia, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, one of the endemics, blooming in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve August 2001. Photo 1 by Mary Sue Ittner. The next three photos were taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Bulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Mary Sue IttnerBulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella nutans ssp. nutans blooming in a very wet area in August 2001. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner

Bulbinella nutans ssp. nutans, Mary Sue Ittner

Chlorophytum

Chlorophytum undulatum is a rhizomatous geophyte to 50 cm. that grows on clay flats and slopes and in rocky places from Namaqualand to the Karoo and Stellenbosch, flowering July to October. Photos 1-3 taken by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006. Photo 4 taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Chlorophytum undulatum, Bokkeveld, Mary Sue IttnerChlorophytum undulatum, Bokkeveld, Mary Sue IttnerChlorophytum undulatum, Bokkeveld, Mary Sue IttnerChlorophytum undulatum, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Corycium

Corycium ingeanum is endemic to this area. Photos taken September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville of what I think is this species by Mary Sue Ittner. I suppose it could also be Corycium orobanchoides

Corycium ingeanum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerCorycium ingeanum, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Crinum

Crinum variabile grows on rocky or sandy streambeds from the northwest Cape to the western Karoo. Photo taken near Nieuwoudtville September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.

Crinum variabile, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Crossyne

Crossyne flava has strap-shaped leaves fringed with long, white or straw-colored bristles, with small, angular, red speckles beneath. The first photo by Mary Sue Ittner shows the leaves on plants growing near Nieuwoudtville August 2001. The second photo of the leaves was taken by Cameron McMaster in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve September 2011.

Crossyne flava leaves, Mary Sue IttnerCrossyne flava leaves, Cameron McMaster

Cyanella

Cyanella alba photographs seen below were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner south of Nieuwoudtville September 2006. In the second picture it is growing with Moraea pritzeliana. The yellow flower seen in many of these photos is Ursinia nana.

Cyanella alba near Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerCyanella alba, Moraea pritzeliana near Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerCyanella alba near Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerCyanella alba near Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerCyanella alba near Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Cyanella hyacinthoides The first photograph seen below was taken by Mary Sue Ittner north of Nieuwoudtville September 2006. The next two photographs were taken by Bob Rutemoeller.

Cyanella hyacinthoides, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerCyanella hyacinthoides, Bob RutemoellerCyanella hyacinthoides, Bob Rutemoeller

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