Maclear Three

The Maclear district is a spectacular valley, the Mooi River valley, in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The valley has magnificent views of mountainsides, rushing streams and waterfalls. Many orchid species are found growing in the grassland of this district, but there are also other geophytic species found there as well. Photos on these wiki pages were taken in this district on a number of botanizing trips. Pictured on this page are plants from E to L. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Eriospermum

These unidentified Eriospermum species were growing sheltered by rocks in the shade. The second photo could be E. ornithogaloides which is described in the field guide as having a heart shaped solitary leaf with red margins fringed with hairs and lying flat on the ground. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.

Eriospermum leaf, Mary Sue IttnerEriospermum leaf, Mary Sue Ittner

Eulophia

Eulophia aculeata is found in grassland and fynbos from the southwestern Cape to Mpumalanga. Photos by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner.

Eulophia aculeata, Cameron McMasterEulophia aculeata, Cameron McMasterEulophia aculeata, Mary Sue Ittner

Eulophia hians var. nutans, syn. Eulophia clavicornis var. nutans is found in grassland. Photos by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner.

Eulophia hians var. nutans, Maclear, Cameron McMasterEulophia hians var. nutans, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerEulophia hians var. nutans, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerEulophia hians var. nutans, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Eulophia foliosa is found in grassland from the Eastern Cape to the Northern Province of South Africa. Photos by Bob Rutemoeller.

Eulophia foliosa, Bob RutemoellerEulophia foliosa, Bob Rutemoeller

Eulophia leontoglossa is widespread in Eastern southern Africa where it is found in moist to wet grassland. Photos from Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner.

Eulophia leontoglossa, Maclear, Cameron McMasterEulophia leontoglossa, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerEulophia leontoglossa, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Eulophia welwitschii grows in grassland and marshy areas from the Eastern Cape to tropical Africa. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller January 2010. The first shows the habitat.

Eulophia welwitschii habitat, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerEulophia welwitschii, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerEulophia welwitschii, Maclear, Bob Rutemoeller

Gladiolus

Gladiolus crassifolius is found usually growing in hilly country in well-drained rocky grassland habitats. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster in 2008.

Gladiolus crassifolius, Maclear, Cameron McMasterGladiolus crassifolius, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus oppositiflorus is found in the southern part of the summer rainfall area where it grows in open grasslands and often in rocky sites where there is some protection from predators. Photo from Cameron McMaster.

Gladiolus oppositiflorus, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus wilsonii is distributed on grassy flats in the Eastern Cape. Photos taken January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner.

Gladiolus wilsonii, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus wilsonii, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus wilsonii, Mary Sue Ittner

Gloriosa

Gloriosa modesta (syn. Littonia modesta) is a summer growing climber found on forest margins from the Eastern Cape of South Africa to Limpopo. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Cameron McMaster January 2010.

Gloriosa modesta, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerGloriosa modesta, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

Habenaria

Habenaria laevigata Lindl. is found on stony grassland from 700 to 2000 m. in the Eastern Cape. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner January 2010.

Habenaria laevigata, Maclear, Cameron McMasterHabenaria laevigata, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerHabenaria laevigata, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Holothrix

Holothrix thodei grows in moist rocky grassland or rock crevices from 1500-2600 meters in the summer rainfall Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster at Aurora Peak, Maclear.

Holothrix thodei, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterHolothrix thodei, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

Hypoxis

Hypoxis costata is found on stony, grassy slopes from 2050 to 2400 meters in many summer rainfall areas of South Africa. Photos taken January 2010 by Mary Sue Ittner.

Hypoxis costata, Mary Sue IttnerHypoxis costata, Mary Sue IttnerHypoxis costata, Mary Sue Ittner

Hypoxis rigidula is wide spread in South Africa, growing on grassy slopes up to 2300 m. It has flat,erect strongly ribbed hairy leaves and large yellow flowers. Photos by Cameron McMaster.

Hypoxis rigidula, Maclear, Cameron McMasterHypoxis rigidula, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

Kniphofia

Kniphofia parviflora is found in grassland and marshy places up to 2000 m from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. Photo taken in January 2010 by Mary Sue Ittner.

Kniphofia parviflora, Mary Sue Ittner

Ledebouria

Ledebouria sp. is a photo from Mary Sue Ittner of the foliage of an unidentified species of ledebouria.

Ledebouria sp., Mary Sue Ittner

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