This past weekend was glorious here in Hermanus. Saturday was still overcast but perfect weather for wondering around the mountains to look for any orchids which may be flowering. However, I am beginning to realise that my mind is more willing than my body these days! Oooh how I am aching today (Sunday) after a marathon trip on Saturday all the way up Voëlklip mountain and then down a gorge following a water course.
I was expecting to see quite a lot of species and was keen to see some higher altitude species like some of the local Disa species, but there was very little that I spotted. I was a little disappointed but I did manage to find a few interesting species like two Holothrix species (unknown - not in flower), some high altitude Satyriums (also not in flower) and some Pterygodium catholicum.
|View from Voëlklip|
|Large Holothrix species growing on a seep in deep montane forest|
|Holothrix species growing on a burned slope|
|Same Holothrix species with spike|
|Pterygodium catholicum in flower|
|Had to add this: Flowering sundew in the open|