Namaqualand

Namaqualand is an arid area in northwest South Africa. Although it is a winter rainfall area, rainfall is sparse and the plants found in this area are not included in some of the books illustrating South African bulbs since it is not considered to be part of the Cape Floral province. For most of the year the land appears to be a desert and because it has an average annual rainfall of 50-400 mm it could be classified as such. But in a year with adequate rainfall it becomes alive with an amazing floral display of annuals, bulbs, dwarf shrubs, and succulents. Flowering usually occurs in August and September, but dry winds which halt the display can end it sooner. In a year with little rainfall there are few flowers. Summers are hot and dry but there is occasional fog since the ocean is not that far away.

Namaqualand, Bob RutemoellerNamaqualand, Bob RutemoellerNamaqualand, Bob RutemoellerNamaqualand, Mary Sue IttnerNamaqualand, Mary Sue IttnerBulbinella latifolia in Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner

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Photos of plants taken in habitat can be seen by looking at the pages arranged alphabetically by species.


Namaqualand A-F - Namaqualand G-I - Namaqualand L-M - Namaqualand O - Namaqualand P-Z


Information about the specific plant can be found by clicking on the name in the table. That will take you to the wiki page that has information and photos of that species. By holding the shift or control key down and clicking on the thumbnail that image in the table can be enlarged and then if you hold your mouse over the top left or right side of the photo an arrow will appear that will allow you to view the photos in the table in sequence.


Namaqualand species
Albuca canadensis, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca canadensis
Albuca dilucula, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca dilucula
Albuca longipes, Springbok, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca longipes
Albuca canadensis, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Albuca maxima
Albuca secunda, Namaqualand, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca secunda
Albuca sp, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca sp.
Albuca spiralis, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca spiralis
Androcymbium sp., Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium spp.
Babiana curviscapa, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana curviscapa
Babiana dregei, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana dregei
Babiana torta leaves, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana torta
Bulbinella ciliolata, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella ciliolata
Crinum variabile, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella latifolia
Chlorophytum crassinerve, Carolusberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Chlorophytum crassinerve
Crinum variabile, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Crinum variabile
Crocosmia fucata, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Crocosmia fucata
Cyanella hyacinthoides, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyanella hyacinthoides
Cyanella orchidiformis, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyanella orchidiformis
Drimia multifolia, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Drimia multifolia
Eucomis regia, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Eucomis regia
Ferraria macrochlamys, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ferraria macrochlamys
Ferraia variabilis, Springbok, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ferraria variabilis
Gethyllis britteniana, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gethyllis britteniana
Gladiolus arcuatus, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus arcuatus
Gladiolus equitans, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus equitans
Gladiolus kamiesbergensis, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus kamiesbergensis
Gladiolus orchidiflorus, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus orchidiflorus
Gladiolus saccatus, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus saccatus
Gladiolus scullyi, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus scullyi
Haemanthus crispus leaves, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Haemanthus crispus
Haemanthus graniticus leaves, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Haemanthus graniticus
Hesperantha bachmannii, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha bachmannii
Hesperantha latifolia, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha latifolia
Hessea breviflora, Springbok, Rob Scott [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hessea breviflora
Holothrix aspera, Carolusberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Holothrix aspera
Ixia latifolia var. ramulosa, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia latifolia
Lachenalia carnosa, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia carnosa
Lachenalia framesii, Knersvlakte, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia framesii
Lachenalia hirta, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia hirta
Lachenalia namaquensis, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia namaquensis
Lachenalia patula, Namaqualand, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia patula
Lachenalia violacea, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia violacea
Lapeirousia arenicola, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia arenicola
Lapeirousia fabricii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia fabricii
Lapeirousia silenoides, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia silenoides
Massonia bifolia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Massonia bifolia
Moraea bolusii, Springbok, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea bolusii
Moraea fugasissima, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea fugacissima
Moraea fugax, open, with pollinator, Namaqua National Park, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea fugax
Moraea gawleri, Namaqualand, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea gawleri
Moraea inconspicua, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea inconspicua
Moraea intermedia, Namaqualand, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea intermedia
Moraea miniata, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea miniata
Moraea nana, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea nana
Moraea saxicola, northwest of Steinkopf, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea saxicola
Moraea schlechteri, Namaqualand, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea schlechteri
Moraea serpentina, Carolusberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea serpentina
Moraea unguiculata, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea unguiculata
Albuca dilucula, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Ornithogalum diluculum
Ornithogalum maculatum, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum maculatum
Ornithogalum multifolium, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum multifolium
Ornithogalum pruinosum, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum pruinosum
Albuca secunda, Namaqualand, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Ornithogalum secundum
Albuca suaveolens, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Ornithogalum suaveolens
Ornithogalum xanthochlorum, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum xanthochlorum
Ornithoglossum sp., Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithoglossum spp.
Ornithoglossum undulatum, Knersvlakte, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithoglossum undulatum
Ornithoglossum vulgare, Namaqualand, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithoglossum vulgare
Oxalis adenodes, habitat, Christiaan van Schalkwyk [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis adenodes
Oxalis comosa, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis comosa
Oxalis dregei, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis dregei
Oxalis namaquana, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis namaquana
Oxalis obtusa, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis obtusa
Oxalis sonderiana, Springbok, Christiaan van Schalkwyk [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis sonderiana
Pelargonium barklyi, Namaqua National Park, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Pelargonium barklyi
Pelargonium incrassatum, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Pelargonium incrassatum
Pelargonium triste, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Pelargonium triste
Romulea citrina, Rod Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea citrina
Romulea kamisensis, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea kamisensis
Romulea namaquensis, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea namaquensis
Spiloxene ovata, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene ovata
Spiloxene scullyi, Namaqualand, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene scullyi
Drimia multifolia, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Tenicroa multifolia
Trachyandra falcata, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Trachyandra falcata
Tulbaghia dregeana, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tulbaghia dregeana
Watsonia meriana, Namaqualand, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Watsonia meriana
Massonia bifolia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Whiteheadia bifolia
* = synonym


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