Weekly Report

2 October 2020

City
Overall Risk
Tree Pollen
Grass Pollen
Weed Pollen
Mould Spores

Cape Town

Current pollen levels are unavailable. Typical flowering tree types for this period are oak, olive, plane, pine, yellowwood, poplar, Rhus/Searsia, chestnut and poplar. Weeds found at this time are English Plantain, the daisy family and Caryophyllaceae (the pink or carnation family). Grass levels are moderate at this time of year and moulds are low.

Johannesburg

Significant tree levels were detected as acacia, Araucaria (Captain Cook pine), birch, bush willow, cypress, coral, ash, jacaranda, white mulberry, gum, olive, pine, yellowwood, willow, Rhus/Searsia, plane, poplar and oak continued to flower. Weed levels were low and the types included rape, the pink or carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, goosefoot, the daisy family, English Plantain, Euphorbia, the lime tree/shrub and erica. Grasses and moulds were low.

Pretoria

Tree levels have decreased but birch, white stinkwood, oak, white mulberry, pine, yellowwood, Rhus/Searsia, Casuarina and acacia are still releasing pollen. Weed levels were low and only English Plantain was detected. Grass and mould levels were low.

Bloemfontein

Tree levels remained high as ash and olive flowered strongly. Other tree pollen detected included cypress, white mulberry, pine, yellowwood, willow, white stinkwood, birch, oak, plane and Casuarina. Weed levels were low and only the types, English Plantain, Stoebe (slangbos), protea and the daisy family were detected. Grasses were low and mould levels were very low

Kimberley

Tree levels were low but varied. Types included: willow, Rhus/Searsia, ash, pine, yellowwood, cypress, white stinkwood and white mulberry. Scanty weed levels were detected and these included Euphorbia and the daisy family. Grasses were low. Moulds were very low.

Durban

Low but varied tree pollen levels were detected. The types included pine, yellowwood, birch, cypress, plane, acacia, gum, white stinkwood and olive. Weed levels were low and only the types Stoebe (slangbos) and English Plantain were detected. Moulds were generally low but significant levels were detected for Epicoccum on some days.

Port Elizabeth

Tree levels were low and included the types pine, yellowwood, gum, waxberry and Casuarina, Weeds were low and included Caryophyllaceae, the pink or carnation family, Euphorbia, sedges and erica. Grass and mould levels were low.

 

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