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Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by Mike P » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:49 pm

I’m guessing this is probably a common clone so here goes. I have a Fenestraria aurantiaca which I believe came form the MSG meeting at Bandstead a few years back which has a location which reads - beach at port ????
Any ideas? There was something else written in the top r/h corner of the label but that has also gone beyond reading.
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Maybe someone recognises the handwriting?
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by Astro » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Port Nolloth? Not sure if Fenestrarias grow down that far south.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by AnTTun » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:35 pm

Try the same trick that I've used Mike: put it under strong(er) light and move until you get an angle that might show 'hidden' letters.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by Tony R » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Astro wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Port Nolloth? Not sure if Fenestrarias grow down that far south.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by MikeT » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm

It definitely grows at McDougalls Bay on the edge of Port Nolloth, only a few yards from buildings. It's where all the dog-walkers exercise their dogs. It seems to cope with being walked on and being fertilised with dog poo - neither of which I've tried on mine.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by Chris L » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:35 pm

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Try brightness and contrast alterations in a photo editor.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by iann » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:43 pm

Sure to be Port Nolloth.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by Mike P » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 pm

Splendid, thanks all.
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Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Post by rthr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 pm

Perhaps the faded text in the top r/h corner related to the rhopalophylla part of its name, the full name being Fenestraria rhopalophylla subsp. aurantiaca.

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