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   Syzygium guineense   
Syzygium guineense
 
Syzygium guineense is a medium-sized or tall evergreen tree. The bark varies in subspecies and is greyish-white or silver mottled and smooth in young trees, turning rough, flaky, creamy, light grey, dark brown or black in older trees. Bark scales in rectangular flakes and produces red, watery sap
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Simply Deliciosus
05-07-2010 22:05
Lactarius deliciosus

The appearance of this gill-fungus of the pinewoods is against it, although it is a good edible one and very common. Its general colouring when young is vivid carrot to orange or orange-brick, and to this it often adds in aging a rather daunting verdigris green. Old plants may even become entirely green. When handled or bruised it turns the same green colour, but these green stains need not put you off if the plant seems reasonably young and fresh.
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Devils Peak via Saddle path Tiring    No exposure to heights 
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  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 8.5 hrs  
  Distance: 15km  
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Riviersonderend Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
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  Mushroom of the week  
 
Laetiporus Sulphureus
  Photo submitted: WinJ (2 June 2014)  
 
Laetiporus Sulphureus
Choice Choice
Size: 100 - 400 mm
Habitat: Grows on wood
Spore bearing: pores Pores
The Sulphur shelf is easily disinguished by its brilliant colouring, in shades of sulphur, lemon, and orange.
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Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
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Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
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Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
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Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
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Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin who lost his way and found himself stuck on a beach in New Zealand back in June and eating sand instead of snow has been released back into the wild.
   
   
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
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