The Bokkeveld Plateau is an area in the northwest Cape that includes Cape fynbos, mountain renosterveld and succulent karoo vegetation types. Plants photographed in this area from A-Ba, Albuca species through Babiana species, are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.
Albuca cooperi is found on stony, mostly sandy slopes, coastal dunes, and flats over a broad distribution in South Africa. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.
Albuca longipes grows in dry silty loam in karroid scrub from the Richtersveld to Biedouw Valley (mostly northwest Cape, winter rainfall areas.) Photo taken September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner.
Albuca massonii grows on sandstone slopes in the northwest Cape and flowers September to October. Plants are 20 to 30 cm high with two or three channeled slender leaves and nodding yellow to green flowers with green keels. Photos taken in habitat in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve by Andrew Harvie. The flowers were very small, about 10 mm. long.
Albuca setosa grows on rocky ground, flats, mountain slopes over a broad distribution in both summer and winter rainfall areas. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster near Nieuwoudtville September 2011.
Albuca suaveolens, formerly known as Ornithogalum suaveolens is found on dry slopes and flats. Photos 1-3 taken near Nieuwoudtville September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner. The last two were taken by Cameron McMaster.
Androcymbium burchellii ssp. pulchrum, syn. Colchicum coloratum ssp. coloratum blooming in the Nieuwoudtville reserve August 2001. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.
Babiana ambigua Photo was taken near Nieuwoudtville by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006.
Babiana sambucina ssp. longibracteata Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller September 2006 near Nieuwoudtville.
Babiana spp. Photos below are of pictures of Babianas not identified to the species level. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner taken near Nieuwoudtville.
Babiana vanzijliae The first photo from Mary Sue Ittner shows this species blooming in mass near Nieuwoudtville August 2001. Also in the picture is Hesperantha pauciflora and an unidentified pauridia (syn. spiloxene), possibly Pauridia serrata ssp. albiflora. Photos 2-4 were taken by by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller September 2006. Photos 5-6 were taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.