Our first stop was to see if we could find any of the Critically Endangered Riocreuxia flanaganii var alexandrina that grow among the tall grass near a stream. We found two plants and fortunately the second had several fruits.
|Riocreuxia flanaganii var. alexandrina fruits|
In a small dam we found Nymphoides thunbergiana and on the banks of the dam was a Lasiosiphon macropetalus.
We then drove up to the highest parts of the farm where we looked for any signs of seed capsules on the Satyrium rhodanthum we had found there in spring but could find none. In a small wooded patch nearby we found Memecylon natalense and Combretum kraussii in fruit and a Senecio helminthoides flowering in the forest margin.
|Combretum kraussii fruits|
|Memecylon natalense fruits|
On the high-lying slopes we found the impressive Gymnanthemum crataegifolium as well as Inulanthera leucoclada.
Participants: Graham G, Kate G.