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Broad-leaved Koral Tree
Erythrina latissima
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Marié
Marié commented:

Liz, I've done that for you. We will try to resolve the editing issue you are experiencing. Also, please know that the new WhatSpecies platform is being tested as we speak... we're almost ready! ?

Lizzie
Lizzie commented:

Marie, I made a spelling mistake with the name, but aren't able to edit the observation, can you fix it for me please?

Lizzie
Lizzie commented:

Posting...

Fig Tree Borer
Phryneta Spinator
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Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Fig Tree Borer
Scientific: Phryneta spinator
Notes: This large indigenous beetle of about 35 mm in length has become a serious pest of fig trees in Cape Town. The larvae bore into the wood and in severe cases can eventually kill the tree.

Grey Tree Pincushion
Leucospermum conocarpodendron
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Jmhulbert suggested a new ID:

Common: Grey tree pincushion
Scientific: Leucospermum conocarpodendron

Pitch Apple
Clusia rosea
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Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Pitch Apple / Balsam Apple / Autograph Tree
Scientific: Clusia rosea
Notes: Clusia are trees of the Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Florida. They are hemiepiphytes, which means they start life as epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants, mostly for support). They send down aerial roots and will eventually smother the host tree. The fruit is poisonous but the seeds are eaten and dispersed by birds.

Red-leaved Fig
Ficus ingens
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Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Red-leaved Fig, Rooiblaarvy
Scientific: Ficus ingens
Notes: Their bark is greyish and fairly smooth; Young spring leaves are bronze-red; 5-8 veins on both sides of midrib; Lower pair of veins branch into sub-lateral veins.

Marié
Marié commented:

Beautiful tree. Thank you for sharing Liz! I am not 100% sure, but have suggested an ID.

Peeling Plane
Ochna pulchra
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Lizzie
Lizzie commented:

Interesting,I often sit under it and always wondered about it. Thanks Marie.

Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Peeling Plane / Lekkerbreek
Scientific: Ochna pulchra
Notes: Apparently the oil of the seed has an unpleasant fragrance - could explain the number of insects attracted to it.

Marié
Marié commented:

Fascinating tree. Thank you for the detailed pictures Liz - along with the description it definitely helps with identifying the tree - have a look at the suggested an ID. :-)

Raasblaar
Combretum zeyheri
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Dok Tor
Dok Tor suggested a new ID:

Common: Raasblaar, Large-fruited Bus Willow
Scientific: Combretum zeyheri
Notes: http://www.ispotnature.org/species-dictionaries/sanbi/Combretum%20zeyheri

Dok Tor
Dok Tor commented:

Not Combretum mkuzense, which is a scarce and localised species and not found as a street plant in Hatfield, Pretoria.

Plums and custard
Tricholomopsis rutilans
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Lizzie
Lizzie suggested a new ID:

Common: Plums adn Custard, Variegated Mop
Scientific: Tricholomopsis rutilans
Notes: Mushrooms Demystified - D Arora