Another Day in the Burn

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There were eight participants in this morning’s post-fire plant monitoring walk in Fernkloof Reserve.  We set off early so as to avoid some of the day’s heat and were up on the Jeep Track by 7:00 am.

Sadly, the Orchids appear to be somewhat static, with no new species in evidence.  There were, however, many Disa cornuta, now in full flower, abundant D. bivalvata, some D. racemosa and a few D. atricapilla.

Walking in the burn provided its fair share of entertainment and I think I can safely say that Renee and Liz won the prize for the dirtiest trousers!!

I attach a selection of photographs which will give the reader some idea of what we saw. Perhaps the most interesting plant was a parasite,  Cuscata angulata, which most of us had never seen before.  Of special note was the vast number of Hermas villosa, in…

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One Response to Another Day in the Burn

  1. Jenkin says:

    Hi Ronnie Sor did not get to check this before going to press! Sorry my mistake – it is Cuscuta with 2 ‘u’s. The watsonia I think is W fourcadei. Sandy

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