Category Archives: Travelog

South Africa – January 1995

At first my business trip to South Africa was a dream, a wish, then on, then off, then back on, then delayed, and finally after years of daydreaming and scheming I found myself half a world away. I left work … Continue reading

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Haworthia longiana

Here are some more photographs from my 1995 trip to South Africa. These plants were growing in the hundreds near the town of Patensie. To give you some perspective on the size of the plants, the leaves are as long … Continue reading

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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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