|Fields of Berkheya|
Equipped with an extendible set of loppers, we were able to confirm that the flowering tree we identified last time as Strychnos decurrens was indeed that species. In the understorey, Excoecaria simii was common, many bearing fruits, as was Bachmannia woodii. A little further into the forest we came across an unfamiliar, scalloped-leafed Plectranthus. A little work at home revealed that this is Plectranthus aliciae; while it is included in the species list for the reserve, we had no specimen material in the herbarium, so luckily we will now be able to rectify that omission.
|Bachmannia woodii fruit|
|The Manilkara Meander cliff edges in the background above us|
|A view down the Umtamvuna River|
|Jasminum multipartitum fruits|
|Robsonodendron eucleiforme fruits|
|Olea capensis subsp. enervis|
Participants: Anne S, Dorothy M, Graham G, Kate G, and Uschi T.