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Heart-shaped vine. Ground growing. No flowers spotted. Leaf felt very strong, although it was thin. The front had a very thin glossy membrane.


A peninsula with Indian Ocean on one side and Komati river on the other. This grew on a sand dune with shrubs, a few trees and some other plants.


It might look like a very sweet spotting in a peaceful environment, but the truth is that that I had to watch my steps, the place seemed to be used as a "public toilet"...

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Tiz 9 years ago

OK, Jemma. I will keep that in mind and use that link as a future reference. Thanks for the support to improve the possibility of an ID. It is a bit tricky to get the terms right in English, but this helps :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

External leaf characteristics (such as shape, margin, hairs, etc.) are important for identifying plant species, and botanists have developed a rich terminology for describing leaf characteristics. These structures are a part of what makes leaves determinant; they grow and achieve a specific pattern and shape, then stop. Other plant parts like stems or roots are non-determinant, and will usually continue to grow as long as they have the resources to do so.

Tiz 9 years ago

Thanks for your comment Jemma :)
And to Chief: :)))

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

leaves are beautiful with lovely venation.


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Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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