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By: Anonymous: CJ () on Saturday, January 09 2010 @ 02:26 PM EST (Read 21978 times)  
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African Wildlife Species ID threads, Charters

For the Species ID threads:

Just photos from the cams are preferred and an ID. A simple description are also wanted, IE: Waterbuck has the white circle around their tail. A reference link(s) must be added to provide the source(s) of information. An older, less clear photo on an ID may be replaced when a more current photo is posted on a cam thread.

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By: Anonymous: CJ () on Monday, January 18 2010 @ 10:28 AM EST  
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By: BBE (offline) on Thursday, June 10 2010 @ 05:25 AM EDT  
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Lucky Bean Creeper
Abrus Precatorius

Lucky Bean Creeper Vine with a pod of berries
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Berries
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Photos by 'BBE' June 10, 2010. Wildearth Game Drive, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA.
Photo of the Vine taken from Hotspot on drive (1)

The pods of this slender vine split open to reveal attractive scarlet and black seeds which are known as Lucky beans. The seeds are poisonous and contains abrin, which is released if the pod is eaten. (2)

Reference:
1. Hotspot Lucky Bean Creeper Pod and Seeds
2. Kruger National Park


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Friday, June 18 2010 @ 09:48 AM EDT  
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Coral senico
Kleinia fulgens

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Photo by eiguoc May 4/10 Wildearth Game Drive, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA
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Photos by eiguoc June 18/10 Wildearth Game Drive, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA.
This is a stunning, grey-leafed plant with a profusion of scarlet flowers. It is ideal for hot, dry spots in the garden
References:
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/kleiniafulg.htm

http://www.operationwildflower.org.za/i ... &id=89


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By: BBE (offline) on Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:47 PM EDT  
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Bushman's Candle Seed
Sarcocaulon crassicaule

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Photo taken by 'BBE' June 23, 2010. Wildearth Game Drive, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA,

The Sarcocaulon belong to the Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium). They are spiny, fleshy shrublets with delicate white, yellow, salmon-pink or pink petals ('flowers'Wink (1) Thay are commonly called bushmans candles due to the translucent flammable wax coating covering the stems of these plants so they will burn even when stems are not dry. The thick waxy layer protects it from moisture loss as well as damage from wind-blown sand allowing the plants to withstand the harsh extremes of climate found in the western parts of S. Africa and Namibia. (2)

The bushmen of South Africa would open the seed and place a live coal in it to light there way and also give heat.

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1. http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/sarcocaulon.htm
2. http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/SARCOC ... icaule.htm


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Thursday, July 22 2010 @ 03:39 PM EDT  
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Poison Apple
Solanum panduriforme , Solanum aculeastrum

Flower
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Sabi Sands Djuma Game Drive March 5 08
fruit
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plant
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Sabi Sands Djuma Game Drive Feb 6 09

Common names: bitter apple, geelappel, gifappel, inluma, intuma, intuma, intuma-omncane, poison apple, setlwane


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http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesd ... _id=150640

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_aculeastrum

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/solanacul.htm


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Thursday, July 22 2010 @ 03:46 PM EDT  
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Round Leaf Teak
Pterocarpus rotundifolius

Round leaf teak flower
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leaf
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Sabi sands Djuma game drive Jam 15 09 eiguoc

Written data by EMC: old forum
The round leaf teak is a member of the Fabaceae (Pea Family). It is usually a multi-stemmed shrub, with an irregular or round canopy and many dead branches sticking out after veld fires. It can be a tall tree with bare trunk and rounded canopy. The bark is grey to brown and rough, to deeply longitudinally fissured (1)

It has deep yellow, pea-shaped flowers that appear from September to January. and burst into flower only on wet days, lasting 2 - 3 days. A flattened pod with one seed matures from November to April. The tree burns very easily in bush fires. The flowers are are strongly honey-scented, and bee-keepers like to plant this tree as a good source of nectar and food for bees.

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http://home.intekom.com/ecotravel/plant ... d-teak.htm

http://www.bushveld.co.za/pictures-roun ... k-tree.htm


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Thursday, July 22 2010 @ 04:20 PM EDT  
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Devil's Thorn
Dicerocaryum zanguebarium
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Sabi sands Djuma Game drive March 1 09
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