Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hottentots region of South Africa

Today's field trip took us to the Hottentots region of South Africa, with many more exciting fern sightings. We saw lots of new taxa that we hadn't seen before, including an Elaphoglossum and a cool Asplenium. It was rather a grey day but that didn't dim our enthusiasm for fern finding...

Asplenium aethiopicum
Blechnum capense
Elaphoglossum acrostichoides
Elaphoglossum acrostichoides sori closeup
Hymenophyllum capense 
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, a bit different looking than H. capense
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense sori
Rumohra adiantiformis
A damp little swale with a stream, where we found most of these ferns
And as at Table Mountain, a highlight of this trip was finding Schizaea - this time, a different species!

Schizaea pectinata
Schizaea pectinata

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