Category Archives: Plants

More on the Flower Festival

The show begins tomorrow, and the workers are still hard at it making the final adjustments that will ensure that our visitors get a world-class event!  It really is wonderful the way the volunteers put in so much hard work, … Continue reading

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Spring is bursting forth in Fernkloof!

Take a walk from the Visitors’ Centre on the path to the waterfall, (from late morning onwards on a sunny day), to see the spring flowers in bloom two years after the fire. Thanks to the Overberg Municipality the new … Continue reading

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New Orchid in the Kogelberg

This morning the Cape Times carried a report of a new Orchid, Satyrium Liltvedianum, which was found by Dr Timotheus van der Niet in the Kogelberg in 2009.  It is named after Bill Liltved, the author of ‘The Cape Orchids’, … Continue reading

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THE MILLENNIUM SEED BANK PARTNERSHIP

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the largest international plant conservation project in the world.   Its aim is to safeguard as many as possible of the planet’s plant species by saving their seeds for the future.  The current goal is … Continue reading

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Searching the ‘waterfalls’ for the Red Disa – and a cell phone on ‘life support’!

A group of intrepid Botsoc members left Hermanus at 6am on Saturday as the full moon was setting in the west – hoping to avoid the heat that was forecast for the day. We were joined by Mike Ford of … Continue reading

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Millennium Seed Bank Partnership

Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) is an international seed conservation programme, centered at Kew Botanical Garden, UK and the MSBP in South Africa, a part of the South African National Biodiversity Initiative, forms part of a network of partners across … Continue reading

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Great News!

A single Disa atrorubens, which is easily confused by the amateur as D. ophrydea, was recently noted.  We photographed it and Bill Liltved was able to confirm it as D. atrorubens. This is an exciting find and a new addition to … Continue reading

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