Travelogue: South Africa 2009 - Little Karoo Days 1, 2 ,3

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Travelogue: South Africa 2009 - Little Karoo Days 1, 2 ,3

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Note: I do have all the specie names, just haven't gone through all my notes yet.

Sept. 9, 2009
Roadside stop #1
Little Karoo - Wilgerbos Farm surroundings

Senecio articulaus
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Adromischus triflorus
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Roadside stop #2
Little Karoo - Oshoekse berg
Piaranthus foetidus & Haworthia emelyae

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Roadside stop #4
Little Karoo - Eyerpoort Farm

Gibeaeum album
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Aloe variegata
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Anacampseros arachnoides
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Sept 10, 2009
Little Karoo - Doornkloof Nature Reserve

The gang - Woody, Buck, Doug, Yvonne, Jann & Karel.
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Landscape habitat view with it's many splendid colors.
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Antegibeaeum fissoides
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Gibeaeum sp.
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Euphorbia susannae
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Albuca spiralis
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Gibeaeum album
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Euphorbia pillansii
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Conophytum piluliforme
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Haworthia sp.
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Avonia papyracea
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Sept 11, 2009
Little Karoo - Minwater Ranch

The owner, Louis Jordaan was very nice and showed us around. Shown here standing in the center with Karel (back to us) and Buck (bending over).
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Huernia pillansi
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Tylecodon reticulata
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Haworthia arachnoidea
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Ceropegia afrikans
Note the large orange sized caudex.
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Euphorbia mauritantica
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Euphorbia heptagona
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Sarcocaulon crassicaulis
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Albuca sp.
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Astroloba spiralis
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The convoy :)
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Tylecodon walachii
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Senecio articulatus
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Hoodia pilifera
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Albuca spiralis
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Conophytum joubertii
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Adromishcus triflorus & Conophytum truncatum
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Crassula sp.
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Huernia sp.
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Post by king_hedes »

thats a lot of really nice pictures
seems like there all flowering
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lookin good Jenni, great images of a great experience. 8)
Thanks for sharing them. :)
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"Little Karoo - Eyerpoort Farm" looks like Gibbaeum pubescens or the very similar G. shandii rather than G. album.

Is that purple plants really a Gibbaeum? That's some colour! Maybe just a seedling? Do you know where it was? Not in Doornkloof if it was a Gibbaeum, but nearby maybe?
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^^^At the Eyerpoort farm, as far as I can remember, Alex Fick told us that they were all G. album. I still have lots of pictures, notes, and video that I havent even touched yet (its a little overwhelming). So I will have to double check what I put down. I do know that there were lots of G. album there also that were flowering white. Which, for me was cool, because I have had discussions about the plants we have on whether or not they were nursery cultivars or natural. That solved that for me :D As for the purple plant, I dont think its a Gibbaeum. That is a late night typo.

King_hedes. Yes, lots of stuff was flowering! It had just rained/was raining. Wait till you see the flowers (stapeliads especially) from the Richtersveld!!!!

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Wow, what a trip! I'm excited that there may be more to be posted! (?)

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Oh, I have barely scratched the surface. I just have to find the time.
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Awsome photos! It is kinda strange to see all the succulents in habitat, as it is rare to see here. Keep the photos comming!! Oh and I bet you had a GREAT time!!!
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Awesome habitat shots! Thanks for sharing! 8)
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Yeah, its strange to lift up a bush and see like 10 different succulents under it. So different than the cactus world. Darryl and I are watching some of the video right now and hes pretty suprised on how they all grow. I will have to post up a couple feeds so you all can see how they all just grow on the ground with each other. I took some awesome video where I just put the camera at my feet and walked around. There are spots that are so covered with different succulents that you can barely walk around.

Ill get back to more pics soon.
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Wow, great pictures! Even if they aren't cacti, they are still way cool! 8)
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Those are some nice plants! :D
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What a great time we had. Jenni has so much photographic data that she'll be years looking through it on rainy days (if we had any rain that is).

Ian is correct on the G. pubesens. An amazing small field, full of them. I don't think I have the purple one, but it is probably a stressed seedling gibbeaeum.

I don't think the name was Doornkloof. It is a large reserve south and somewhat west of Ladismith. We saw several species of gibbeaeum there.
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