Plant of the Week

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia aethiopica
Submitted by: klair
Rhizomatous geophyte, 60-100cm with plain green leaves and large pure white funnel-shaped flowers.More

Cancer bush

by Bossiedokter Sutherlandia frutescens With its scarlet flowers and strange, swollen seed pods, its has a number of common names like balloonpea, peakankerbos, blaasbossie, hoenderbelletji the so called Cancer Bush, is a distinctive plant in the three Cape provinces of South Africa. The Khoi and Nama... More
 Cancer bush

Hike of the Week

Harkerville Hiking Trail

Where: Between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Duration: 2 days
Distance: 27km

The start point is about 1km off the N2, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. You can spend the first night in the Harkerville Hut.

Situated on one of the most spectacular coastlines in Africa, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, it's not surprising that many hikers call the Harkerville Trail a...

  • Strenuous
  • Very exposed (not for people with even a mild fear of heights)
Harkerville Hiking Trail
Submitted by: Anonymous
Russula Sardonia
Submitted by: klair

Mushroom of the Week

sdsd Russula Sardonia

Size: 40mm - 120mm
Habitat: Grows in woods
gills Spore bearing: Gills

Synonym: Russula drimeia.

Colour varies from a pinky purple through to a deep purplish red. They are typically common, fairly large, and brightly colored - making them one of the most recognizable genera among mycologists and mushroom collectors. Their distinguishing characteristics include a...

  • depressed
  • glabrous
  • adnexed
  • crowded
  • tapering to base
  • unswollen


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