Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Newsletter 2018 Issue No 2

Happy New Year one and all! 

It may be a little late, but it's a bumper edition. 

Apologies for the sightly disjointed nature of the reproduction.You can view or download the PDF document by clicking here


































 











Thursday, 3 January 2019

A second chance on life: Khadia beswickii - PlantLife SA

A second chance on life: Khadia beswickii (khadiwortel) translocation at South Hills, Johannesburg


Text by: Chris J.G. van Niekerk and Stefan J. Siebert
Photographs by:  Chris J.G. van Niekerk and Stefan J. Siebert

Khadia beswickii in flower
Khadia is a genus in the “Vygie” family (Aizoaceae / Mesembryanthemaceae) and is known as khadiwortel (Afr).   The genus name is derived from the Setswana word “Khadi” which is the name of the beer brewed from the roots of Khadia (Figure 2). The roots are used as an additive to alcoholic fermentation to add extra “strength”.  

Read the full article on how this important species was relocated in the wake of housing development in Moffat Park, Johannesburg...click here

from PlantLife SA Vol 46:9, December 2019