On the banks of the nearby stream and hanging out over the clear water were several Disa tripetaloides. The white and pink tinged flowers seem to be present for much of the year.
Other water-loving plants were also flowering. There were one or two Genlisea hispidula amongst the grasses at the waters' edge and we were lucky to find some Utricularia prehensilis twining up waterside grass stems.
By the time we got to Foster's Folly the weather had turned cold and windy so we sheltered in the forested top of this rock peninsula while eating our lunch. It was interesting to see the number of Cytorchis arcuata plants growing under the trees. There were many Ceropegia linearis growing in the leaf-litter, one bravely sporting a fruit. We could see that we had just missed the flowering of a few Trichocladus grandiflorus trees, and there were also several Pterocelastrus echinatus with orange fruits.
|Ceropegia linearis fruit|
|Pterocelastrus echinatus fruit|
The views from the approach to Foster's Folly are spectacular so we stopped for a group photo at the edge of the cliffs above the Umtamvuna River.
|A waterfall on the swamp forest stream|