We soon come across a new flush of flowers on the Eriosema untamvunense and these were accompanied by Pelargonium luridum. Scattered amongst these and the ubiquitous Helichrysums were some of the bright magenta flower heads of Cyanotis speciosus. Growing in a rock crevice was a stunted Asparagus densiflorus with a small scattering of flowers.
|An abundance of Satyrium longicauda|
Heading back up the fire-break as the weather was starting to threaten, we found ourselves in a cluster of Disa stachyoides. These were accompanied by a Sisyranthus virgatus.
|The masses of flowers in the fire-break|
|Display of Disa stachyoides|
Back at the office we could spend the rest of the day filing some recently-mounted voucher specimens.
As we had had some new specimen cupboards installed in the herbarium we look forward to the day we can start re-organising our collection. This will be done once we have completed capturing data into our BRAHMS database, a task we hope might be completed by the end of the year with the assistance of post-grad student Lindo Tshapa.
Participants: Graham G, Kate G, Uschi T.