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Flowers of the Natal Drakensberg the lily, iris, and orchid families and their allies by O. M. Hilliard

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Published by University of Natal Press in Pietermaritzburg .
Written in English



  • South Africa,
  • Natal,
  • Drakensberg Mountains


  • Monocotyledons -- South Africa -- Natal -- Identification.,
  • Monocotyledons -- Drakensberg Mountains -- Identification.,
  • Wild flowers -- South Africa -- Natal -- Identification.,
  • Wild flowers -- Drakensberg Mountains -- Identification.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementO.M. Hilliard ; illustrated by L.S. Davis.
SeriesUkhahlamba series ;, no. 4
ContributionsDavis, L. S.
LC ClassificationsQK396 .H53 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 85 p. :
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1620295M
ISBN 100869807021
LC Control Number91164460

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About this book This booklet is meant for visitors to the Natal Drakensberg who would like to know the names of the plants they see, but have no training in botany. Simple botanical keys, the crisp black and white drawings and the few words of text all help the reader to reach the correct name. The following books provide fascinating insight. Mountain Splendour. Wild Flowers of the Drakenberg by R O Pearce (out of print). Southern Book publishers. Mountain Flowers. A field guide ton the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho By Elsa Pooley. Published by The Flora Publications Trust. A Field Guide to the Flora of the Natal Drakensberg. Book Review. Book Review: A Field Guide to Wild Flowers KwaZulu‐Natal and Eastern Region. and Mountain Flowers. A Field Guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. By E. Pooley. Frank Koch. Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. Search for more papers by this : Frank Koch.   Elsa is well known for the best selling, photographically illustrated books ‘The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand & Transkei ‘ (), ‘A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal & the Eastern Region’ () and ‘Mountain Flowers, A Field Guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho’ () and ‘Forest.

A smaller shrub is Protea subvestita which has dense vertical branches and yellowish flowers. In rocky areas, mainly valleys you’ll find the small, rounded tree with its diagnostic large, round leaves that bursts into a riot of scarlet decorations in summer; this is the KwaZulu-Natal bottlebrush (Greyia sutherlandii).   Next to each entry are the page numbers where this plant can be found in the field guide to “Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region” [WF] and/or the field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho “Mountain Flowers” [MF]. Both these field guides are by Elsa Pooley, and published by the Natal Flora Publications Trust. About this book. Mountain Flowers is a guide to the magnificent plants of the high mountains of the Drakensberg and Lesotho in Southern Africa. It illustrates over wild flowers, trees, shrubs and ferns (with a few grasses). Of the plant species in the park 98 are endemic or near-endemic. These include the extremely rare, Protea nubigena, a plant found nowhere on earth except on a high ridge in the Royal Natal section of the park. Part of the reason for the Maloti-Drakensberg Parks rich biodiversity is its extremes of altitude, from 1 metres above sea level to 3 metres.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   MF =Mountain Flowers WF = Wild Flowers of KZN & the Eastern Region Trees Natal = Trees of Natal, Zululand & Transkei. References: Burrows, J.E. & S.M. () SA Ferns and Fern Allies Frandsen Killick, D. () A Field Guide to the Flora of the Natal Drakensberg. Jonathan Ball & AD Donker Van Wyk, A E & S Malan () FG to Wild Flowers of the. Although this book also includes the flowers of Lesotho, Swaziland, southern Mozambique and the eastern parts of the Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga, there are three important 'hot spots' of botanical diversity in the region- the Drakensberg, Maputaland and Pondoland centres- which are now internationally recognised. It is not just the flowers that draw naturalists to this dramatic region, however, for KwaZulu-Natal’s varied landscapes and habitats – from mist-shrouded mountains to lush coastal wetlands – are home to an equally exciting array of birds, mammals and reptiles too. Spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg .