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Offline Ernst

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Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« on: October 03, 2008, 22:04:49 PM »
I think we must have a seperate area for habitat photos.

Beautiful  little unknown. Baviaanskloof


Haworthia. Baviaanskloof


Haworthia. Baviaanskloof


Haworthia that fell from a rockface. (I rescued them in the true sense of the word.)


Encephelarthos lehmanii and E. longifolious. Baviaanskloof


Encephelarthos longifolious. Baviaanskloof


This is for Hans. Pollinating Cyrtanthus tuckii.
Also showing the habitat of the Cyrtanthus tuckii


We have our own Queen Victoria in South Africa. Can you see her? She is looking to the right.
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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 22:18:31 PM »
Hi Ernst

The plant in the first photo is a Crassula, what it's complete scientific name is I don't know.  Great pictures!!
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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 22:46:29 PM »
Wonderful pictures and most interesting surroundings  :clap: :clap: !

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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 08:46:54 AM »
Hi Ernst ,

Thank you for those wonderful impressions !

...really interesting to see the habitat of Cyrtanthus !!! .....

Best wishes
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southwestern part of Germany , climate zone 8a ,
elevation 200 m , yearly precipitation 700 mm

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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 21:27:26 PM »
Yes, Ernst, I agree about a separate section for habitat photo's.
Thanks for sharing these with us, lovely!

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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008, 00:30:40 AM »
 :clap: Thanks for  sharing Ernst
It gives us greater understanding of your environs.
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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 05:49:54 AM »
H there,
Most fasinating to me are the Lichens in the first picture. Usually there is a fungusand a alge or bacteria living in symbiosis. The lichen fungi (Fungi) cultivate partners that manufacture food by photosynthesis. Sometimes the partners are algae (Protista), other times cyanobacteria (Monera), formerly called blue-green algae. Some enterprising fungi exploit both at once.
But back to the pictures - they are lovely - even Queen VIctoria.
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Re: Habitat photos.... and Queen Victoria
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 18:24:13 PM »
Thank You all.

Jurie, most interesting! :good:
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Ernst &  Kobie

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