Monthly Archives: August 1997

South Africa – August 1997

My seventeen-year-old daughter Gretchen and I were met at Cape Town Airport by Kobus Venter on Friday evening August 15, 1997. We spent our first weekend in South Africa with the Venters. This was Gretchen’s first trip to Africa and … Continue reading

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South Africa – August 1997

On Sunday we stopped at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden for lunch and then drove around the cape and stopped to see several other Aloe sites. Proving that American culture (or marketing) has penetrated all corners of the world – we had … Continue reading

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South Africa – August 1997

For the next two days we did a lot of climbing in Schoemanspoort studying the interactions between H. starkiana and H. scabra. We also saw H. graminifolia, H. unicolor v. helmiae, H smitii, and others. Bruce Bayer’s concept of species … Continue reading

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