Bokkeveld Plateau Two

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 A-Ba, Albuca species through Babiana species, are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Albuca

Albuca canadensis, syn. Albuca maxima is found on rocky slopes. Photos 1-2 taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 3 taken by Cameron McMaster in the Nieuwoudtville Reserve September 2011.

Albuca canadensis, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca canadensis, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca canadensis, Nieuwoudtville Reserve, Cameron McMaster

Albuca cooperi is found on stony, mostly sandy slopes, coastal dunes, and flats over a broad distribution in South Africa. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Albuca cooperi, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Albuca longipes grows in dry silty loam in karroid scrub from the Richtersveld to Biedouw Valley (mostly northwest Cape, winter rainfall areas.) Photo taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner.

Albuca longipes, Mary Sue Ittner

Albuca massonii grows on sandstone slopes in the northwest Cape and flowers September to October. Plants are 20 to 30 cm high with two or three channeled slender leaves and nodding yellow to green flowers with green keels. Photos taken in habitat in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve by Andrew Harvie. The flowers were very small, about 10 mm. long.

Albuca massonii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew HarvieAlbuca massonii, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie

Albuca setosa grows on rocky ground, flats, mountain slopes over a broad distribution in both summer and winter rainfall areas. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.

Albuca setosa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Albuca suaveolens, formerly known as Ornithogalum suaveolens is found on dry slopes and flats. Photos 1-3 taken near Nieuwoudtville September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 4 taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Albuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca suaveolens, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Androcymbium

Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum, syn. Colchicum coloratum ssp. coloratum blooming in the Nieuwoudtville reserve August 2001. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.

Androcymbium burchellii or Colchicum coloratum depending on your reference, Mary Sue Ittner

Babiana

Babiana ambigua Photo was taken near Nieuwoudtville by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006.

Babiana ambigua, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Babiana framesii The first two photographs were taken by Mary Sue Ittner and three and four by Bob Rutemoeller near Nieuwoudtville in September 2006.

Babiana framesii, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana framesii, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana framesii, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerBabiana framesii, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

Babiana praemorsa Photos 1-2 from Mary Sue Ittner taken near Nieuwoudtville in September 2001 and 2006 she thinks are this species. Photos 3-4 from Cameron McMaster taken September 2011.

Babiana praemorsa, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana praemorsa, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana praemorsa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBabiana praemorsa, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

Babiana sambucina ssp. longibracteata Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville.

Babiana sambucina, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerBabiana sambucina, Nieuwoudtville, Bob Rutemoeller

Babiana spp. Photos below are of pictures of Babianas not identified to the species level. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner taken near Nieuwoudtville.

Babiana sp., Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana sp., Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana sp., Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana sp., Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner

Babiana vanzijliae The first photo from Mary Sue Ittner shows this species blooming in mass near Nieuwoudtville August 2001. Also in the picture is Hesperantha pauciflora and an unidentified Spiloxene, possibly Spiloxene serrata. Photos 2-4 were taken by by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller September 2006. Photos 5-6 were taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Babiana vanzijliae, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Bob RutemoellerBabiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMasterBabiana vanzijliae, Nieuwoudtville, Cameron McMaster

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


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