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Flora & fauna of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, near Hermanus, South Africa; animals, flowers, plants, insects, mammals, frogs, tortoises, etc.

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Saltera sarcocolla has clearly protruding stamens Shrubs, Mammals, Habitats, Flora, Plants, Shrub, Plant, Planting, Planets

Saltera sarcocolla and Sonderothamnus speciosus - Uniquely Common

Saltera sarcocolla is the sole member of the genus Saltera and belongs to the Penaeaceae, a family endemic to the Cape Flora, and yet is quite common.

Erica vogelpoelii is endemic to the mountains around Stanford and Napier in the Overberg. The pink flowers are borne in large clusters that are appear top-heavy on their very thin stems. Flora And Fauna, Stems, Mammals, Pink Flowers, November, Mountains, Plants, Drift Wood, November Born

Erica corifolia and Erica vogelpoelii - Everlasting Heaths

Erica corifolia and Erica vogelpoelii are two similar species in the Klein River Mountains where the pink bracts and calyx are as colourful as the flowers.

The flowers of Erica corifolia have brightly coloured calyx and bracts, the same colour as the flowers. Flora And Fauna, Mammals, Colour, Flowers, Plants, Color, Florals, Plant, Flower

The flowers of Erica corifolia have brightly coloured calyx and bracts, the same colour as the flowers.

Drosera cistiflora has some of the largest and most beautiful flowers in the genus Most Beautiful Flowers, Shades Of White, Flora And Fauna, Mammals, Insects, Plants, Beauty, Plant, Planting

Drosera cistiflora - Carnivorous Beauty

Of the eight species of sundew, Drosera, at Phillipskop, Drosera cistiflora has the largest and most beautiful flowers. The flowers are in shades of white to pinkish white and 5 to 6cm across. At the base of each petal is a very dark iridescent spot. This spot attracts the primary… Discover more

Ixia stricta is a bulbous plant which produces bright pink flowers on straight upright (strict) stems Pink Petals, Pink Flowers, Bulbous Plants, Spring Bulbs, Foliage Plants, Amazing Gardens, Cool Things To Make, Bright Pink, Garden Plants

Ixia stricta (Iridaceae) - Strictly Correct Ixia

The bright pink Ixia stricta, with its contrasting yellow anthers, appears towards the end of the season of spring bulbs in the Overberg. The stem is very thin and delicate, like most Ixia species, yet it holds itself quite upright. From this habit it gets its name, “stricta”. Stricta is… Discover more

Leucadendron microcephalum, Leucadendron laureolum and Leucadendron gandogeri are three species of conebush with similar large golden flowerheads. Mammals, Habitats, Flora, Creatures, Polish, Plants, Vitreous Enamel, Manicure, Plant

Leucadendron microcephalum - Golden Boot Polish

Leucadendron microcephalum, Leucadendron laureolum and Leucadendron gandogeri are three species of conebush with similar large golden flowerheads.

Golden flowers of Leucadendron microcephalum shine in front of an advancing storm cloud over the Akkedisberg Flora And Fauna, Mammals, Habitats, Creatures, Clouds, Flowers, Plants, Outdoor, Outdoors

Leucadendron microcephalum - Golden Boot Polish

Leucadendron microcephalum, Leucadendron laureolum and Leucadendron gandogeri are three species of conebush with similar large golden flowerheads.

King Gustav's Sceptre, Paranomus sceptrum-gustavianus, is a rare member of the protea family that is found as isolated plants and only flowers around 7 years after a fire. It is therefore at risk of local extinctions. Seed Bank, Flora And Fauna, Shrubs, Mammals, Fire, Flowers, Plants, Florals, Shrub

Paranomus sceptrum-gustavianus - Last of the King's Sceptres

One of the rarest members of the Protea Family at Phillipskop is Paranomus sceptrum-gustavianus. The rather long and tortuous name refers to the patronage of King Gustav III of Sweden. The species, was originally described by Anders Sparrman as a Protea in 1777 and beautifully illustrated at the same time.… Discover more

Lurid colours of a nymph of the Milkweed Locust, Phymateus leprosus, feeding on one of the milkweeds, Gomphocarpus cancellatus Animal Species, How To Level Ground, Nymph, Mammals, Habitats, Colours, Nymphs

Gomphocarpus and Asclepias - Milkweeds of the Klein River Mountains

The common name Milkweed is often used for plants of the Apocynaceae family that produce milky sap. It is most frequently applied to members of the genus Asclepias. The genus Asclepias is a cosmopolitan genus that at different times has been split up into numerous smaller genera. Currently three species… Discover more

Asclepias crispa is one of the milkweeds that grow in the Klein River Mountains. All have dense heads of these rather unusual flowers. John Rose, Napa California, Unusual Flowers, Garden Photos, Green Rose, Monarch Butterfly, How To Level Ground, Star Shape, Neon Green

Gomphocarpus and Asclepias - Milkweeds of the Klein River Mountains

The common name Milkweed is often used for plants of the Apocynaceae family that produce milky sap. It is most frequently applied to members of the genus Asclepias. The genus Asclepias is a cosmopolitan genus that at different times has been split up into numerous smaller genera. Currently three species… Discover more

Erica ericoides has small pink flowers with a beautiful honey-scent. Two very similar species, Erica barbigeroides and Erica russakiana, also occur in the Klein River Mountains and are compared. Small Pink Flowers, Temple Bells, Small Leaf, Shrubs, Mammals, Bees, Flora, Fragrance, Honey

Erica ericoides (Ericaceae) - Honey Heath

Erica ericoides has small pink flowers with a beautiful honey-scent. Two very similar species, Erica barbigeroides and Erica russakiana, also occur in the Klein River Mountains and are compared.

Watsonia schlechteri flowers in summer with intense scarlet flowers that can easily be spotted across the fynbos Scarlet, Mammals, Flora, Canning, Outdoor Decor, Plants, Summer, Summer Time, Home Canning

Watsonia schlechteri (Iridaceae) - Summer Watsonia

In the shimmering heat of summer, the spikes of Watsonia schlechteri appear as beacons amongst the fynbos. Often producing a single spike of up to 30 large trumpet-shaped lurid orange-scarlet flowers, the individual plants can be spotted from considerable distance across the mountain slopes. While this certainly attracts the attention… Discover more

Dense flowered spikes of Aristea capitata (Iridaceae) are the reason for the common name Blue Rocket Common Names, Blue Flowers, Flora, Spikes, Plants, Google Search, Garden, Cnd Nails, Riveting

Aristea bakeri and Aristea capitata (Iridaceae) - Blue Rockets

The Bloukanol, Aristea bakeri and Aristea capitata, are two plants that no-one can miss when the the flowers are open. Standing proud of the fynbos, they produce tall spikes of large deep blue flowers. This has given them another common name, Blouvuurpyl or Blue Rocket. No other fynbos plant comes… Discover more

The beautiful markings of Christmas Caterpillars, Nudaurelia cytherea. The caterpillars eventually turn into the Pine Emperor Moth. Large Moth, Emperor Moth, Moth Caterpillar, Tortoises, Flora And Fauna, Mammals, Pine, Bb, Flowers

Pine Emperor Moth (Nudaurelia cytherea) - Christmas Caterpillars

The Pine Emperor Moth (Nudaurelia cytherea) is one of the largest moths in Southern Africa, but it is the caterpillars that are especially impressive. Reaching some 10-12cm in length and almost 2cm in diameter, they are covered with a myriad of colourful spots that look like lights on a Christmas… Discover more

Vulnerable Erica erina has short flowers with long protruding styles and stamens Chalet Style, Self Catering Cottages, Spring Bulbs, Flora, Lodge Style, Plants

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Self-catering Accommodation near Stanford

Erica exleeana has protruding styles with a large round disc-like stigma on the end Tortoises, Flora And Fauna, Mammals, Flowers, Plants, Turtles, Tortoise, Florals, Plant

Erica paucifolia subsp. paucifolia - Endangered Erica found at Phillipskop

The endangered Erica paucifolia subsp. paucifolia has been discovered at Phillipskop 80 years after it was last recorded in the Hermanus and Stanford areas