We had not walked far along the path before we saw a good display of Helichrysum adenocarpum ssp adenocarpum.
Turning back we saw a single Cycnium racemosum in flower and then we headed into a wetland area and found a few remaining Habenaria woodii still in flower. A bit further on was a good display of Disa polygonoides amongst a number of Genlisea hispidula.
Just over the stream we encountered both Commelina diffusa and Commelina africana amongst the grass. A bit further on we started seeing Exochaenium grande and Thunbergia atriplicifolia and this provided the opportunity to juxtapose the two flowers for comparison. We also found the undescribed Exochaenium sp. nov. in this area.
|Exochaenium grande (L) and Thunbergia atriplicifolia|
|Exochaenium sp. nov.|
We reached our lunch spot at Ingrid's Falls and once out of the cool wind enjoyed the autumn sunshine and the view down into the Bulolo River gorge. Amongst the rocks we saw Schefflera umbellifera and Tricalysia capensis flowering.
On the way back we detoured over a forested rock outcrop where we found several Stenoglottis fimbriata flowering and nearby was a Senecio helminthoides hanging from a tree.
|Well-camouflaged vine snake|