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   Mimetes chrysanthus   
Mimetes chrysanthus
 
Sturdy, erect, sparsely branched shrub on a single trunk and grows to between 1,5 - 2 m tall.
The flower groups are luminous golden-yellow in colour giving rise to its name chrysanthus meaning golden
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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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What's flowering this month?
Chaenostoma subspicatum
Chaenostoma subspicatum
 
Diospyros  austro-africana
Diospyros austro-africana
 
Pelargonium cordifolium
Pelargonium cordifolium
 
Adenandra obtusata
Adenandra obtusata
 
Virgilia divaricata
Virgilia divaricata
 
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Jubilee creek walk An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Knysna
Tartarus Cave Tiring    No exposure to heights 
Where: Boyes Drive
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Sedgefield Country Walk An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Sedgefield
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cecilia Forest An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Cecilia Forest
Where: Cape Town
Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs
 
  Hike of the week  
  Tranquillity Cracks  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 3 - 5 hrs  
  Strenuous    Some mild rock scrambling  
Tranquillity Cracks
Photograph by: klair
 
  Mushroom of the week  
 
Gyromitra esculenta
  Photo submitted: klair (21 November 2011)  
 
Gyromitra esculenta
Poisonous Poisonous
Size: 30 - 120 mm
Habitat: Grows in woods
conical 
The edibility of "false morels" has been recently brought into question. While many people eat them without apparent harm, some people have developed acute toxicity and recent evidence suggests that there may be long-term health risks as well.
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  Some other poisonous mushrooms...  
Amanita Rubescens
Amanita Rubescens
 
Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma cepa
 
Hypholoma fasciculare
Hypholoma fasciculare
 
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ARTICLES

   
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
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In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency.
   
   
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing 29-03-2014 15:39
PEMBA, Zambia — A few decades ago, corn farmers here in Zambia’s rural southern province could predict when the annual rains would begin almost to the day.
   
   
RISING TIDAL POWER.
RISING TIDAL POWER. 21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
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It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

NEWS

   
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 10-06-2014 17:33
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum.
   
   
Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
Happy Feet tag not transmitting. 12-09-2011 05:49
Happy Feet, the penguin who was given a second lease on life and was given a lift part of the way back to his antarctic home has disappeared from the radar.
   
   
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles? 12-09-2011 05:41
A new plant is due to open today in in West Bromwich in the UK, designed to recycle disposable nappies and other similar items recovering the components which can then be used to manufacture a range of building products including roof tiles.
   
   
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home 05-09-2011 15:49
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.
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person. 02-09-2011 16:04
Well the experts don't think that they have arrived yet but it is predicted that during October somewhere in the world, probably India or China, the most populous nations on the planet, a birth will bring the total number of humans living on this fragile globe to 7 billion.
   
 
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