Hardly had we left the vehicles when we found the first of the succulent plants, the Vulnerable endemic Delosperma subpetiolatum, in its habitat of choice, the bare flat rock plates that are fairly common in this area.
|Utricularia livida and U. subulata|
|The drop towards the Umtamvuna River|
We headed eastwards across a small rise and walked down to the next small stream, which is the source of Anemone falls. Crossing the stream we saw a third Utricularia species, Utricularis prehensilis.
Just across the wetland at the top of a small cascade we came across the first of many Habenaria dives, growing amongst Rafnia elliptica shrubs on the hillside.
After lunch, some of the more intrepid amongst us climbed down into the set of cascades and found the Near Threatened endemic Streptocarpus porphyrostachys hidden under a rock ledge in the waterfall. On the nearby stream bank and hanging out over the cliff were some large Agapanthus campanulatus. Under the shrubs were several Stenoglottis macloughlinii and above them in the shade were Streptocarpus formosus. The eponymous Anemone bracteata were still flowering as were a very few Pseudoscolopia polyantha.
|Crassula obovata var. dregeana|
Along the roadside we found a few Cycnium adonense.