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Pages from Gert's book
It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024
Quercus marlipoensis acorns
A new study has analyzed the germination characteristics of...
Website Editor | Feb 15, 2024
Gall on Quercus grahamii
A new species of oak gall wasp has been named in honor of...
Website Editor | Feb 14, 2024

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

oaks in South Africa

A Spontaneous Quercus rugosa in Pretoria?

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Being a lover of nature and photography, I often saunter around in a narrow mountain ridge in Pretoria, South Africa, with the purpose of getting some exercise, enjoying nature and photography, and documenting biodiversity. The ridge is part of the Magaliesberg mountain range and makes up the easternmost 10-km strip of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO protected area stretching over 120 km to the west.