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  • Potato bush (Solanum spp )

    Hi there, Joline and Pamela.

    Thanks for the interest, and I will try my best to answer.
    This is a perennial tree, and grows about +- 3 to 4 meters high. It has a very woody growth style and is covered in these beautiful purplish flowers (about 25 mm in dia) during Spring, summer and most of Autumn.

    It does not make potatoes to eat, Jenn, the proper Potato bush is an annual crop, which you have to dig up to harvest it`s tubers. The only thing it has in common with the eating potato is it`s flowers, which are very similar to the solanum family. My gardening books show a variety of overlapping plants. These range from a creeper, to a bush, to a tree. This is why I have the species in doubt, and have called it "Solanum wendtlandii " because I do not know precisely what it is. I will try to find out, and will definitely answer as soon as I know.

    Best regards
    • 29 Jun 2017 3:52AM
  • The Blue Dasher

    A lovely, well photographed example, Jenn ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 2:27PM
  • Lynmouth Bay

    Beautiful view, Richard ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 2:04PM
  • Cape Weaver feasting on the aloes.

    Lovely indeed, Coen ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 2:02PM
  • Father Flicker

    GREAT SHOT ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 2:00PM
  • After Fishing

    Lovely B&W, Debu ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 1:58PM
  • March to stop world war

    Great to see that there people who still care, in this increasingly right wing world, Vikram ! Let`s hope all the leaders everywhere take note ! Regards Martin
    • 19 Jun 2017 1:56PM
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  • Hi Veronique. You have a lovely portfolio, and it is a pleasure to view !! Regards Martin
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    • 4 Aug 2016 4:43PM
  • Lovely !! Regards Martin
  • One lovely portfolio, Arnie. An inspiration to all of us. Regards Martin
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    • 25 Jun 2016 4:23PM
  • Beautiful portfolio indeed, Lillian. An inspiration to all ! Regards Martin
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    • 15 Jun 2016 10:04AM
  • A wonderful, wonderful portfolio !! I have sailed for many miles, double as well as singlehanded over Blue waters, and never thought of snorkelling ! But I love to see photo`s of someone who has. What put me off for good, was, when in Durban (South Africa) while cleaning the boat`s bottom amongst a line of moored boats, a ragged tooth shark, longer than about 12 foot, slowly swam past me at a distance of no more than 3 feet. The maximum depth under the keel was but 15 feet. I was out of that water like a Polaris missile on steroids, and vowed never to willingly go underwater again ! (heh heh) Regards Martin
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    • 8 Feb 2016 4:41PM
  • What a beautiful portfolio, Jyotirmoy ! Regards Martin
  • Your photographs are an inspiration to us all !

  • Absolutely wonderful portfolio ! Regards Martin
  • Excellent portfolio, Jennifer ! Regards Martn
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    • 19 Jan 2016 6:22AM
  • One absolutely lovely portfolio. You are an inspiration to all ! Regards Martin
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    • 19 Jan 2016 4:59AM