Roggeveld

The Roggeveld for our purposes is an area that extends from Calvinia southward along the Roggeveld Escarpment to the foothills at Matjiesfontein. It is a very dry area with most of the rainfall occurring in winter. Rain averages 125-250 mm (5-10 inches) a year with the escarpment getting the higher amount. There are summer thunderstorms, but these amount to only about 20 mm of rain. The Roggeveld is a fairly flat, rocky plain with isolated steep sided mountains. Winter temperatures are cool and frost and snow is usual. In fact Sutherland in this area is one of the colder spots in South Africa. The best displays of bulbs occur along the edges of the Escarpment and the Hantamsberg, a flat topped mountain at Calvinia. Soils are fine grained from shale or dolerite.

Most years members of the Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa visit Middelpos in the spring and stay there for several nights in order to look for plants during the day. They visit the Komsberg on the way coming or going and many farms in the surrounding area. Many of the pictures taken by Bob Rutemoeller, Mary Sue Ittner, and Cameron McMaster were taken on one of those trips.

Romulea diversiformis habitat, Komsberg, Bob RutemoellerMiddelpos, Mary Sue IttnerIBSA members looking at Daubenya aurea, Middelpos, Mary Sue IttnerMiddelpos, Bob RutemoellerMiddelpos, Mary Sue IttnerMiddelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Photos taken in this area can be seen by looking at the pages arranged alphabetically by species or by clicking on the name in the table. More information about each species pictured can be found on the wiki genus page for each genus illustrated.


Roggeveld A-F - Roggeveld G-K - Roggeveld L-O - Roggeveld 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.


Roggeveld species
Albuca concordiana, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca concordiana
Albuca namaquensis, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca namaquensis
Albuca suaveolens, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Albuca suaveolens
Androcymbium burchellii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium burchellii
Androcymbium latifolium, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum
Androcymbium volutare, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Androcymbium volutare
Babiana cuneata, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Babiana cuneata
Boophone haemanthoides, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Boophone haemanthoides
Brunsvigia bosmaniae, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Brunsvigia bosmaniae
Brunsvigia josephinae, Matjiesfontein, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Brunsvigia josephinae
Bulbine sp., Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbine sp.
Bulbine torta, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbine torta
Bulbinella cauda-felis, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella cauda-felis
Bulbinella elegans, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella elegans
Bulbinella nutans, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Bulbinella nutans
Androcymbium burchellii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Colchicum coloratum ssp. burchellii*
Androcymbium latifolium, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Colchicum coloratum ssp. coloratum*
Androcymbium volutare, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Colchicum volutare*
Chlorophytum undulatum, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Chlorophytum undulatum
Cyanella lutea photographed near Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Cyanella lutea
Daubenya aurea, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Daubenya aurea
Daubenya marginata, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Daubenya marginata
Drimia filifolia, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Drimia filifolia
Saniella occidentalis, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Empodium occidentale*
Ferraria variabilis, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ferraria variabilis
Geissorhiza heterostyla, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza heterostyla
Gladiolus ceresianus, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus ceresianus

Gladiolus karooicus, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus karooicus
Gladiolus ceresianus, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus pritzelii
Gladiolus splendens, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus splendens
Gladiolus uysiae, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus uysiae
Gladiolus venustus, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Gladiolus venustus
Hesperantha cucullata, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha cucullata
Hesperantha humilis, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha humilis
Hesperantha marlothii, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha marlothii
Hesperantha pilosa, Komsberg, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha pilosa
Hesperantha radiata, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Hesperantha radiata
Holothrix aspera, Komsberg, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Holothrix aspera
Ixia marginifolia, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia marginifolia
Ixia rapunculoides, Komsberg, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia rapunculoides
Ixia trifolia, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ixia trifolia
Kniphofia sarmentosa, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Kniphofia sarmentosa
Lachenalia congesta, Middelpos, Camerom McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia congesta
Lachenalia doleritica, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia doleritica
Lachenalia obscura, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia obscura
Lachenalia sp., Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia spp.
Lachenalia violacea, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia violacea
Lachenalia zebrina, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lachenalia zebrina
Lapeirousia montana, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia montana
Lapeirousia plicata,  Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Lapeirousia plicata
Massonia depressa, Matjiesfontein, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Massonia depressa
Moraea bifida, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea bifida
Moraea ciliata, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea ciliata
Moraea crispa, Roggeveld Mountains, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea crispa
Moraea fenestrata, Middelpos, Camerom McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea fenestrata
Moraea karroica, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea karroica
Moraea macronyx, by Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea macronyx
Moraea miniata, Sutherland, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea miniata
Moraea pritzeliana, Calvinia, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea pritzeliana
Moraea tripetala, Middelpos, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Moraea tripetala
Ornithogalum multifolium, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Ornithogalum multifolium
Oxalis heterophylla, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis heterophylla
Oxalis obtusa, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis obtusa
Oxalis palmifrons, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Oxalis palmifrons
Romulea atrandra, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea atrandra
Romulea austinii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea austinii
Romulea diversiformis, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea diversiformis
Romulea hantamensis, Rachel Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea hantamensis
Romulea hirta, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea hirta
Romulea komsbergensis, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea komsbergensis
Romulea luteoflora, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea luteoflora
Romulea monadelpha, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea monadelpha
Romulea subfistulosa, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea subfistulosa
Romulea tetragona, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea tetragona
Romulea tortuosa, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea tortuosa
Romulea unifolia, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Romulea unifolia
Saniella occidentalis, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Saniella occidentalis
Spiloxene capensis, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene capensis
Spiloxene ovata, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Spiloxene ovata
Tritonia karooica, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia karooica
Veltheimia capensis, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Veltheimia capensis
Wurmbea spicata, Roggeveld Mountains, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Wurmbea spicata
Wurmbea variabilis, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster

Wurmbea variabilis

Xenoscapa fistulosa, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Xenoscapa fistulosa
* = synonym


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