Summer to Winter flowering progression of Psammophytes: Sandstone Fynbos

1st:
Empodium plicatum
HYPOXIDACEAE
Root type unknown, possibly a corm as with most plants in Family Hypoxidaceae
Grows in sandy soils, in flatlands where vegetation is fairly sparse
First flower - April 16 2020

2nd:
Oxalis polyphylla
OXALIDACEAE
Shorter roots than other Oxalis, lacks long taproot with secondary thickening. Contains adventitious/ lateral roots
Grows in sandy soil, often near base of rocks
Oxalis commutata
OXALIDACEAE
Long taproot with secondary cortex thickening
Grows only in highly sandy deposits at base of rocks and next to paths
First flower - April 22 2020
Oxalis punctata
OXALIDACEAE
Root type unknown, possibly adventitious like O. polyphylla
Grows on boulders, in shallow sand/ silt hollows

3rd:
Albuca fragrans
ASPARAGACEAE
Root type unknown, possibly a taproot
Grows on shallow rocky flats, at higher altitudes
First flower - April 22 2020

4th:
Lachenalia punctata
ASPARAGACEAE
Root type unknown, possibly a taproot
Grows in highly sandy deposits at base of rocks and next to paths
First flower - April 23 2020

5th:
Euphorbia tuberosa
EUPHORBIACEAE
Root type unknown but likely tuberous as per species name
Grows in varying altitudes, in sandy to silty sand soils in undulating terrain with sparse vegetation, usually present near rocky areas
First flower - May 3 2020

6th:
ASTERACEAE
Senecio, Cullumia

ANALYSIS//

Publicado por anthonywalton anthonywalton, 14 de junio de 2020

Observaciones

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Abril 7, 2020 01:45 PM SAST

Descripción

Growing in tall scrub amongst rocks, near drainage line

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Abril 16, 2020 02:13 PM SAST

Descripción

Geophyte
Single linear leaf, with toothed margin, growing from base

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Abril 22, 2020 03:31 PM SAST

Descripción

Growing in silt deposits at the base of boulders

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Abril 22, 2020 05:58 PM SAST

Descripción

Growing on sandstone outcroppings in sheltered valley

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Abril 23, 2020 09:50 AM SAST

Descripción

Psammophyte
Single leaf held slightly erect, clasping from base
Bracts of inflorescence very small, clasping

Growing in sandy deposits at the base of large boulders and in drainage silt traps

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Mayo 3, 2020 09:50 AM SAST

Descripción

Leaves protrate
Scrambling herb
Growing under or close to rocks/ boulders

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

anthonywalton

Fecha

Mayo 2, 2020 03:11 PM SAST

Descripción

Sepals very small and oval shaped

Growing in silted hollows in sandstone rock

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

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