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Baboon's tail/Monkey's tail

Xerophyta retinervis

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun 5 years ago
Baboon's tail/Monkey's tail
Xerophyta retinervis Swaziland's Flora Database

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staccyh 5 years ago

Thanks for ID Kate!

staccyh 5 years ago

Thanks sintija.valucka, Suz and Ava. I do think its a palm Ava - thanks for your help!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Here's a response I got from a friend when i posted this on my fb page:

Carolyn wrote: "Here's David's take on it :It clearly looks like a monocot and may be a palm. Looks like the brown part is the trunk. The first photo, shows cotyledons sprouting from the base. In the words of a great botanist I know, “Its not all dead, its only mostly dead!” "

suzmonk 5 years ago

What a strange-looking plant ... how big is the one in the center?

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

looks so weird, I have never ever seen smth like this!
Amazing spotting!

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Gauteng, South Africa

Lat: -25.67, Long: 28.53

Spotted on Dec 30, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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