Lyncina broderipii (Sowerby, G.B. I, 1832)

• Broderip’s Cowry

Park Rynie, Natal, South Africa | 81mm

Scientific classification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
(unranked): Protostomia
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Subphylum: Conchifera
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Subfamily: Luriinae
Tribe: Austrocypraeini
Genus: Lyncina
Species: L. broderipii

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Autumn bloom

Lapidaria margaretae
• Karoo rose

Natural habitab: Southern Namibia and Northern Cape (South Africa)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Genus:Lapidaria
Species:L. margaretae

From my collection

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Mammillaria bombycina

‘Silken pincushion cactus’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Mammillaria
Species:M. bombycina

From my collection

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Orbea variegata

Annulus and corona structures of a Orbea variegata

• Starfish plant, starfish cactus, carrion cactus , star flower
• Flor de lagarto, Flor de dragón, Estrellas, Camaleona

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Genus:Orbea
Species:O. variegata

From my collection

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Lithops gesinae v. annae C78

Origin and Habitat: 25 km SW of Helmeringhausen, Namibia

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Subfamily:Ruschioideae
Tribe:Ruschiae
Genus:Lithops
Species:L. gesinae

From my collection

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Huernia namaquensis

‘Namaqua Carrion Flower’

Origin and Habitat: Little Namaqualand with some doubt as to whether it occurs in Southern Namibia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

From my collection

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Huernia longituba

Close-up showing papillae (0.5-1.5 mm long) on Huernia longituba

Origin and Habitat: Botswana and South Africa (Northern province, North-west Province, Free State, Nortern Cape)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

From my collection

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Huernia namaquensis

‘Namaqua Carrion Flower’

Origin and Habitat: Little Namaqualand with some doubt as to whether it occurs in Southern Namibia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

From my collection

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Huernia zebrina

‘Little owl eyes, Owl eyes, Zebra-stripped Huernia, Carrion flower, Lifebuoy Huernia’

Origin and Habitat: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

From my collection

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Cereus forbesii

Night-blooming cactus
January 17, 2018

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cereeae
Genus:Cereus

From my collection

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Parodia erinacea

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Notocacteae
Genus:Parodia
Species:P. erinacea

From my collection.

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Rebutia nigricans

Scientific classification

Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Trichocereeae
Genus:Rebutia

From my collection

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Pelecyphora aselliformis

• Peyotillo

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosí)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Pelecyphora
Species:P. aselliformis

From my collection.

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Bulimulus guadalupensis (Bruguière, 1789)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily:Orthalicoidea
Family:Orthalicidae
Subfamily:Bulimulinae
Genus:Bulimulus
Species:B. guadalupensis

From Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
(cactus Mammillaria plumosa from my collection)

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Augochlorella sp.

‘Metallic Halictid Bee’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Superfamily:Apoidea
Family:Halictidae
Subfamily:Halictinae

Location: Salinas, Canelones, Uruguay

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Yphthimoides celmis

‘Mariposa marrón de pastizal’
‘Mariposa de los Pastos’
‘Celmis’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Satyrinae
Tribe:Satyrini
Subtribe:Euptychiina
Genus:Yphthimoides
Species:Y. celmis

Location: Salinas, Canelones, Uruguay

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Colias lesbia lesbia

‘Isoca de la alfalfa’
‘Clouded yellows’ or ‘Sulphurs’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pieridae
Genus:Colias
Species:C. lesbia

Location: Salinas, Canelones, Uruguay

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Euophrys sutrix

Araña saltarina
Jumping spider
Aranhas papa-moscas

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Eumetazoa
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Chelicerata
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Infraorder:Araneomorphae
Section:Dionycha
Superfamily:Salticoidea
Family:Salticidae
Subfamily:Euophryinae
Genus:Euophrys
Species:E. sutrix

Salinas, Canelones, Uruguay

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