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   Oxalis versicolor   
Oxalis  versicolor
 
A member of the oxalis family, Grand Duchess versicolor is sometime referred to as the "Candy Cane sorrel" plant and one glance at the flower buds explains why. With ruby undersides to the petals, unfurled buds exhibit an appealing red and white swirled pattern. This makes the unopened blooms as
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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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Elegia aggregata
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Hessea breviflora
Hessea breviflora
 
Erica chloroloma
Erica chloroloma
 
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Tarchonanthus camphoratus
 
Mimetes chrysanthus
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Harkerville Hiking Trail Strenuous    Very exposed (not for people with even a mild fear of heights) 
Harkerville Hiking Trail
Where: Between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Duration: 2 days
Tranquillity Cracks Strenuous    Some mild rock scrambling 
Tranquillity Cracks
Where: Table mountain, Camps Bay
Duration: 3 - 5 hrs
Cobra Camp An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Kommetjie
Duration: 2hrs
Sedgefield Country Walk An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Sedgefield
Duration: 3.5 hrs
 
  Hike of the week  
  Cecilia Forest  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs  
  An easy stroll    No exposure to heights  
Cecilia Forest
Photograph by: klair
 
  Mushroom of the week  
 
Anthurus archeri
  Photo submitted: klair (28 June 2010)  
 
Anthurus archeri
Inedible Inedible
Size: 70 - 140 mm
Habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides
Spore bearing: other Other
The young fungus erupts from a suberumpent egg by forming into four to seven elongated slender arms initially erect and attached at the top. The arms then unfold to reveal a pinkish-red interior covered with a dark-olive spore-containing gleba.
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  Some other inedible mushrooms...  
Kalchbrennera corallocephala
Kalchbrennera corallocephala
 
Pluteus semibulbosus
Pluteus semibulbosus
 
Russula Sardonia
Russula Sardonia
 
Ramaria stricta
Ramaria stricta
 
Coriolus versicolor
Coriolus versicolor
 
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Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
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Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
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