Plant of the Week

Barleria obtusa

Barleria obtusa
Submitted by: klair
An evergreen flowering shrublet with masses of dainty violet flowers from April to May. The size of the plant varies when planted in different growing environments. From about one metre as a low bushy plant in the open, whilst shady conditions encourage long sprawling branches which reach a height...More

The Mighty Aphid

by Bossiedokter Also called plant lice they are the bane of any plant enthusiast. Aphids are found throughout our green planet, but are most common in temperate zones. They can migrate great distances, mainly passively through wind dispersal. Aphids have also been spread by human transportation by freighting... More
The Mighty Aphid

Hike of the Week

Lions Head

Where: CapeTown South africa
Duration: 4 - 5hrs
Distance: 6km

Lions Head is a mountain in its own right, it gives wonderful city, sea, and mountain views nearly all round, and although 659m high it is easily accessible and quickly ascended. It includes scramble sections involving hands as well as feet.

Best times: Any time that the weather is clear. Bright...

  • Tiring
  • Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights)
Lions Head
Submitted by: Anonymous
Leccinum duriusculum
Submitted by: klair

Mushroom of the Week

sdsd Leccinum duriusculum

Size: 20mm - 150mm
Habitat: Grows in woods
pores Spore bearing: Pores

Whitish when very young, becoming donkey brown. Margin overhangs tubes when older. Edible and very tasty.

  • convex
  • glabrous
  • free
  • ventricose
  • bulbous


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