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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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Common Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe rotundifolia)

Family Crassulaceae  
Plants about 60cm in height.
Found in Pretoriuskop Kamp, KNP


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Coastal Bone-apple (Catunaregam obovata)

Family Rubiaceae  
A small, extremely thorny bush found near Port Alfred.
 Height about 1.5m


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wild Snapdragon (Nemesia affinis)

Family Scrophulariaceae  
A small plant of about 30cm in height.
 Found near Addo Elephant Park.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Star Flower (Hypoxis rigidula pilosissima)

 Family Hypoxidaceae
Another type of Star Flower found growing near Polokwane
 About 30cm in height.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gazania Species

 Family Asteraceae
 An unknown species of Gazania found near Uppington.
The plant is about 40cm in height and the flowers are a pale peach colour.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Forest Commelina (Coleotrype natalensis)

Family Commelinaceae
A creeper-like plant with very small flowers.
Found in the forest regions along the KwaZulu Natal coast.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cat Bush (Stachys aethiopica)

Family Lamiaceae 
 Grows to about 50cm in height.
Flowers very small.
 Found along forest margins where it grows like a carpet.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wild Melon (Coccinea quinqueloba)

Family Cucurbitaceae 
Found growing near Woody Cape in the Eastern Cape.
 The fruit is about 10cm in length.
No information available.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

January Bush (Gnidia polycephala)

Family Thymelaeceae 
Found in the central and northern regions.
About 50cm in height.
The roots are used in traditional medicine for tooth and earache.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rouge Plant (Rivina humilis)

Family Phytolaccaceae 
A invasive species found growing along the coastal forests of St. Lucia.
About 1 – 1.5m in height.