For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

River Lily (Crinum Macowanii)

Family Amaryllidaceae
Although it was the wrong time of year to get pictures of the flower, the leaves and seed of this plant are unusual enough to identify it with. I will add flowers to this post as soon as I take pics.
 Particularly suitable for use as a landscape or garden plant.
 It is probably the easiest species to cultivate owing to the large number of seeds produced and plants can flower within three years in optimum conditions.
 When flowering between October and December, the large inflorescences with up to 25 large white flowers present a spectacular display.