This morning saw just three of us on the mountain searching for new post-fire plants, especially Orchids. There were very few of the latter out, as the season is drawing to an end, and we saw only Disa cornuta, D. bivalvata and, luckily, one new specimen for the year – Disa tenuifolia! The latter made our day.
The mountain was a sight – with masses of Thereianthus bracteolata in bloom everywhere. There were literally thousands of them – another tribute to the fire! We were also pleased to see that Crassula coccinea is starting to flower, and that there were many Tritoniopsis dodii to be seen. It was a good outing, but very warm and we were glad that we had set out at 05:30!