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Our driver realized we needed a break on the long trek from Witsieshoek to Oxbow. We stopped at a “Protea” rest stop (there were a very few protea in the distance–probably P. roupelliae) possibly at their westernmost outposts. The star of the stop, however, was this stunning little gem in full bloom, growing along the edges of the Cave Sandstone rim rock.

Elevation: 1971 m.; 6467′

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D. obtusum L. Bolus  Marquand OFS IMG_4813 - Copy