Roggeveld Two

Plants photographed in the Roggeveld from A-F, Albuca species to Ferraria species are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Albuca concordiana (syn. Ornithogalum concordianum) grows on stony flats from southern Namibia through the northwest Cape to the Karoo and the southeast Cape, flowering August through September. Photos taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner near Calvinia.

Albuca concordiana, Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca concordiana, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner

Albuca namaquensis is native to stony sandstone slopes from Namibia to the Eastern Cape. Photographed by Mary Sue Ittner.

Albuca namaquensis, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Albuca suaveolens, syn. Ornithogalum suaveolens, is found on dry slopes and flats in Namibia, Namaqualand and the western Karoo to Humansdorp. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Calvinia of what could be this species.

Albuca suaveolens, Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca suaveolens, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner

Androcymbium burchellii (syn. Colchicum coloratum subsp. burchellii) is found on stony clay flats in the western Karoo, Bokkeveld Mountains to the Little Karoo. The first photograph below wast taken by Mary Sue Ittner from alongside the road to Middlepos August 2001. The second and third were taken September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner.

Androcymbium burchellii, Mary Sue IttnerAndrocymbium burchellii, Bob RutemoellerAndrocymbium burchellii, Mary Sue Ittner

Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum (syn. Colchicum coloratum ssp. coloratum) photographed near Middelpos by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006.

Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum, Bob RutemoellerAndrocymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum with Romulea subfistulosa, Middelpos, Bob Rutemoeller

Androcymbium volutare Burch. (syn. Colchicum volutare) is found in gravelly clay in karroid scrub from the western Karoo to Little Karoo. The first two photos were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner in Calvinia September 2006. The third photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011 near Middelpos.

Androcymbium volutare, Calvinia, Bob RutemoellerAndrocymbium volutare, Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerAndrocymbium volutare, Cameron McMaster

Babiana cuneata grows on rocky sandstone or dolerite slopes and flats in the northwest Cape and Roggeveld. The first three photos were taken by Cameron McMaster in the Komsberg and the next two by Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos.

Babiana cuneata, Komsberg, Cameron McMasterBabiana cuneata, Komsberg, Cameron McMasterBabiana cuneata, Komsberg, Cameron McMasterBabiana cuneata, Middelpos, Mary Sue IttnerBabiana cuneata, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Boophone haemanthoides is found mainly in the west coastal areas of the Western Cape but extends to the Bokkeveld Plateau. It grows in sand or dolerite outcrops on coastal flats or upland slopes. Photo taken September 2011 by Cameron McMaster near Middelpos.

Boophone haemanthoides, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster

Brunsvigia bosmaniae is found in the northwest and southwest Cape and in the Roggeveld on open flats, coastal sand, loam, or granite soils. Photos taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller near Middelpos and Calvinia.

Brunsvigia bosmaniae, Mary Sue IttnerBrunsvigia bosmaniae, Bob Rutemoeller

Brunsvigia josephinae has a widespread distribution in winter rainfall areas from the western Cape to the western Karoo and the Agulhas Plain. It is found or rocky slopes and clay flats in renosterveld. Photo taken September 2011 near Matjiesfontein by Cameron McMaster.

Brunsvigia josephinae, Matjiesfontein, Cameron McMaster

Bulbine sp. This succulent species was photographed in the Komsberg by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner in September 2006. We don't know which species it is or if it is a geophyte.

Bulbine sp., Bob RutemoellerBulbine sp., Mary Sue Ittner

Bulbine torta is found in rocky dry places in Namaqualand and south into the Cederberg. Photos taken different Septembers near Middelpos by Mary Sue Ittner and Cameron McMaster.

Bulbine torta, Mary Sue IttnerBulbine torta, Middelpos, Cameron McMasterBulbine torta, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella cauda-felis is widespread in the winter rainfall area of South Africa, growing on sandstone, granite, or clay. The first two photos were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006. The last was taken by Cameron McMaster in the Komsberg September 2011.

Bulbinella cauda-felis, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella cauda-felis, Mary Sue IttnerBulbinella cauda-felis, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster

Bulbinella elegans grows in clay soils in karroid scrub or renosterveld in dry areas of the South African Cape Floral province. It flowers August to September. Photographed by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006.

Bulbinella elegans, Middelpos, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella elegans, Middelpos, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella elegans, Middelpos, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella elegans, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Bulbinella nutans grows in damp peaty soils and flowers July-October. The first picture was taken by Andrew Harvie. The next two by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006 in the Komsberg. The last photo was taken by Cameron McMaster.

Bulbinella nutans ssp. nutans, Andrew HarvieBulbinella nutans, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella nutans, Bob RutemoellerBulbinella nutans, Cameron McMaster

Chlorophytum undulatum grows on clay flats and slopes and in rocky places from Namaqualand to the Karoo and Stellenbosch, flowering July to October. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Calvinia, September 2006.

Chlorophytum undulatum, Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerChlorophytum undulatum, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner

Cyanella lutea is found on clay or limestone flats over a broad area from southern Namibia to Lesotho, Botswana and including areas of winter rainfall, year round rainfall and summer rainfall. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Calvinia September 2006.

Cyanella lutea photographed near Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerCyanella lutea photographed near Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerCyanella lutea photographed near Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner

Daubenya aurea is a plant that IBSA protects and monitors every year. It is found growing on dolerite clay flats. In September 2006 in a glorious year there were masses of red ones in bloom for the annual trip along with other blooming annuals and bulbs. The first three photos from Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner were taken then. The last photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Daubenya aurea, Bob RutemoellerDaubenya aurea, Mary Sue IttnerDaubenya aurea, Mary Sue IttnerDaubenya aurea, Cameron McMaster

The yellow form below was photographed by Cameron McMaster in different years and also by Mary Sue Ittner in September 2006 when there were just a few in bloom.

Daubenya aurea, Cameron McMasterDaubenya aurea, Cameron McMasterDaubenya aurea, Mary Sue Ittner

Daubenya marginata grows in clay flats in the Roggeveld and the northwest Cape. Photographed near Middelpos by Mary Sue Ittner,Bob Rutemoeller, and Cameron McMaster.

Daubenya marginata, Mary Sue IttnerDaubenya marginata, Bob RutemoellerDaubenya marginata, Cameron McMaster

Drimia filifolia (syn. Tenicroa filifolia), is found on sandy slopes and flats in a wide part of the winter rainfall area of South Africa. Photographed by Cameron McMaster in the Komsberg.

Drimia filifolia, Cameron McMasterDrimia filifolia, Cameron McMaster

Ferraria variabilis is found on sandy and shale flats and rock outcrops from Namibia to the southern Cape and the Little Karoo. Photographed by Mary Sue Ittner and Cameron McMaster between Matjiesfontein and the Komsberg.

Ferraria variabilis, Mary Sue IttnerFerraria variabilis, Mary Sue IttnerFerraria variabilis, Cameron McMaster

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