Eastern Cape Trip

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford@volvo.com
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:31:07 PST
> Another plant we saw at this place that those of us from California 
> were really taken with is one of those marginal plants for the wiki, 
> Cyanotis speciosa. It is in the Commelinaceae family and most of my 
> books describe it as a perennial, but it does have a swollen 
> rhizome.  With a little encouragement, I'll make a page for it.

Please feel encouraged!

> At this same spot we found a lovely colored Watsonia we speculated 
> could be Watsonia knysnana. Something was eating one of the flowers.
> <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>

We did a lot of speculation on that subject too, those Watsonias in the
area seem to be very tricky, and we couldn't find any good descriptions 
for them. We ended up calling them all W.galpini, probably wrongly. 
It was the best we could do at the time.
We'd love a second opinion

> So that concludes most of our trip with the exception of Naude's Nek, 
> a high elevation Drakensberg area. I'll need some time to go through 
> our photos for that spot.
> Mary Sue

I've been enjoying your trip reports immensely Mary Sue, we did a similar trip in 2008
on our own. Hardly surprisingly we didn't find a fraction of the plants you did with Cameron,
but perhaps our trip was more restful, and we found plenty enough to keep us occupied. 
The Eastern cape is definitely a wonderful place.
Best regards Neil

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