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WTD 2015 – Tell us what you think!

2.03.2015
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National Tree – Real Yellowwood Podocarpus iatifolius

2.03.2015
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The yellowwood family is primeval and has been present in this part of Africa for more than 100 million years.
The species is widespread and is found from  Table Mountain, along the southern and eastern Cape coast, in the ravines of the Drakensberg up to the Soutpansberg and the Blouberg in Limpopo.

In forests, they can grow up to 40 metres in height with the base of the trunk sometimes up to 3 metres in diameter.  Trees that grow in unsheltered places like mountain-slopes, are often short, bushy and gnarled.  The bark of the real yellowwood is khaki-coloured […]

National Flower – Protea Protea cynariodes

2.03.2015
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The giant or king protea is widely distributed in the south-western and southern areas of the Western Cape, from the Cedarberg up to just east of Grahamstown.
The artichoke-like appearance of the flower-heads of the king protea lead to the specific name ‘cynaroides’, which means ‘like cynara’ (the artichoke).

The name does not do justice to the beautiful flower-heads of this protea, which is the largest in the genus.

A number of varieties in colour and leaf shapes  are found, but the most beautiful is the pink coloured flower […]

National Fish – Galjoen Corascinus capensis

2.03.2015
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ational Fish - Galjoen Corascinus capensis

The galjoen is found only along the South African coast.

It keeps to mostly shallow water, is often found in rough surf and sometimes right next to the shore and is known to every angler.

Near rocks, the colour of the galjoen is almost completely black, while in sandy areas the colour is silver-bronze.

It is also known in KwaZulu-Natal as blackfish or black bream. The record size is over 55 cm and 7 kg, however the average is much smaller.

The galjoen is a game fighter. The diet of the galjoen consists mainly of red bait (ascidians […]