Hyobanche species occur in a variety of habitats, including coastal dunes, fynbos, renosterveld, karoo, montane, alpine, and grasslands. For the 2013 field season my efforts were primarily in coastal dunes, fynbos, renosterveld, and montane habitats.
If you’re hiking through fynbos, you have plenty of time to search around the base of shrubs. If you’re driving, you’re trying to get a glimpse of bright red or pink.
Can you see the Hyobanche in the picture below?
This is my search image for open habitats.
Once spotted, a thorough search usually reveals many individuals scattered across a broad swatch of habitat.