|Haemanthus deformis in fruit|
With one of the students, Tanya, focussing her Masters research on Euphorbiaceae we made a point of looking for plants in that family. These included members of the genera Acalypha, Clutia, Croton and Macaranga. It was interesting to note that while there were many Croton sylvatica, very few had flower buds.
In one area we found several of the Endangered, narrow-endemic Searsia rudatisii, some in flower. In the same grassland area we found a few Triglochin milnei in flower.
Growing in cracks in some of the granite boulders, we found Ochna arborea putting on a show with its bright gold flowers.
Another species we encountered that enjoys the proximity of such rock outcrops was one to warn the students about -- Obetia tenax, the tree nettle, has a fierce sting to plague the unwary. Otherwise, this is an attractive small tree.
Ledebouria revoluta flowers were very much in evidence in the grasslands, some having multiple inflorescenses.