Naude's Nek

Naude's Nek is one of the premier wild flower viewing sites in the Southern Drakensberg. The dirt road between Maclear and Rhodes in the Eastern Cape crests the high mountain range at an altitude of 2500 m. The name of this pass is based on the route taken by the Naude brothers in the 1890s. It is the highest road pass in the Republic of South Africa, giving access to the extremely rich alpine flora that occurs on this range. The western slope is drier with scrubbier vegetation than the eastern slope. Naude's Nek is also a very good birding spot. Photos on the Naude's Nek pages were mostly taken January 18-19, 2010, when a number of friends botanized along the road and on the summit.

Naude's Nek, Bob RutemoellerNaude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerNaude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerMoraea alticola, Naude’s Nek, Bob RutemoellerNaude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerNaude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller

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To view the pictures of the plants found in this region select the plant by name from the table or look at the plants arranged alphabetically on the pages listed below.


Naude's Nek A-C - Naude's Nek H-M - Naude's Nek O-Z - Naude's Nek main page and index of plants


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.


Naude's Nek species
Albuca humilis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca humilis
Androcymbium longipes, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium longipes
Aristea abyssinica, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Aristea abyssinica
Brownleea macroceras, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Brownleea macroceras
Bulbine narcissifolia, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbine narcissifolia
Androcymbium longipes, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Colchicum longipes
Corycium alticola, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Corycium alticola
Corycium flanaganii, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Corycium flanaganii
Corycium nigrescens, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Corycium nigrescens
Cyrtanthus breviflorus, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyrtanthus breviflorus
Cyrtanthus epiphyticus, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyrtanthus epiphyticus
Cyrtanthus tuckii, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyrtanthus tuckii
Dierama pauciflorum, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Dierama pauciflorum
Dierama robustum, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Dierama robustum
Dierama trichorhizum, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Dierama trichorhizum
Disa fragrans, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Disa fragrans
Disa oreophila, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Disa oreophila
Disa thodei, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Disa thodei
Disperis tysonii,Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Disperis tysonii
Disperis wealei, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Disperis wealei
Eucomis autumnalis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Eucomis autumnalis
Eucomis grimshawii, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Eucomis grimshawii
Ornithogalum viridiflorum, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Galtonia viridiflora
Gladiolus longicollis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus longicollis
Gladiolus saundersii, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus saundersii
Habenaria laevigata, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Habenaria laevigata
Habenaria lithophila, Naude’s Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Habenaria lithophila
Hesperantha grandiflora, Naude’s Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha grandiflora
Holothrix scopularia, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Holothrix scopularia
Hypoxis costata, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hypoxis costata
Kniphofia baurii, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia baurii
Kniphofia caulescens, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia caulescens
Kniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia hirsuta
Kniphofia northiae, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia northiae
Kniphofia parviflora, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia parviflora
Massonia wittebergensis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Massonia wittebergensis
Moraea albicuspa, Naude’s Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea albicuspa
Moraea alpina, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea alpina
Moraea alticola, Naude’s Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea alticola
Moraea trifida, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea trifida
Ornithogalum sp., Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum sp.
Ornithogalum viridiflorum, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum viridiflorum
Oxalis obliquifolia, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis obliquifolia
Oxalis sp., Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis sp.
Oxalis sp., Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis sp.
Rhodohypoxis baurii, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Rhodohypoxis baurii
Rhodohypoxis deflexa, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Rhodohypoxis deflexa
Rhodohypoxis rubella, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Rhodohypoxis rubella
Romulea camerooniana, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea camerooniana
Romulea camerooniana, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Romulea campanuloides
Romulea macowanii, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea macowanii
Romulea camerooniana, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Romulea thodei
Satyrium ligulatum, Naudes Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Satyrium ligulatum
Satyrium longicauda, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Satyrium longicauda
Satyrium neglectum, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Satyrium neglectum
Satyrium parviflorum, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Satyrium parviflorum
Trachyandra saltii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Trachyandra saltii
Tritonia drakensbergensis, Naudes Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia drakensbergensis
Tulbaghia montana, Naudes Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tulbaghia montana
Wurmbea elatior, Naude's Nek, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wurmbea elatior
Wurmbea kraussii, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wurmbea kraussii
* = synonym


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