Plants seen on a typical tour in early February
Middledrift Farm, Cathcart, and Grey Craig, 4th February 2008.
Middledrift Farm Grey Craig (1) Grey Craig (2) Grey Craig - rock art (1)
Grey Craig - rock art (2) Grey Craig - rock art (3)
Middledrift is the McMaster family farm situated in the Cathcart district of the Eastern Cape. Average annual summer rainfal is 400-500mm and at an
altitude of 1500m, severe frosts occur during the dry winters. The vegetation is grassland with thorn trees (Acacia karoo) in the river valleys. There is a strong population of the Cycad, Encephalartos frederici-guilielmi, and recently a new Ceropegia was discovered on the farm and named after Cameron - Ceropegia macmasteri.
Gladiolus mortonius flower close-up
Kniphofia uvaria habitat
For further information about the tours we offer contact Cameron McMaster.
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