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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Index of South African Plants and Trees

SOUTH AFRICA HAS AN AMAZING DIVERSITY OF PLANT LIFE

South Africa is home to around 21,000 species of vascular plants which represent 8% of the world's plants. There are six floral kingdoms in the world, one of which is the Cape Floristic Region which is endemic to South Africa. Whether you are interested in trees, flowers, ferns, aloes, succulents or fynbos you will be amazed at the variety found in South Africa and the availability of field guides to help you identify them.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Apple Leaf tree

Albizia, Bushveld (Albizia harveyi)

Aloe, Bitter (Aloe ferox)

Aloe, Krantz (Aloe arborescens)

Aloe, Soap (Aloe maculata)

Aloe, Tree (Aloe barbarae)

Anthericum, Weeping (Anthericum saundersiae)

Apple, Bitter (Solanum duplo-sinuatum)

Apple-leaf (Lonchocarpus capassa)

Ash, Cape (Ekebergia capensis)

Ash, Glossy White (Bersama lucens)

B

Baobab tree

Bead-bean (Maerua angolensis)

Beech, Red (Protorhus longifolia)

Baobab (Adansonia digitata)

Bird-berry, Black (Psychotria capensis)

Black-jack (Bidens pilosa)

Boer-bean, Weeping (Schotia brachypetala)

Bride's Bush, Small or Narrow-leaved (Pavetta gracilifolio)

Bulrush (Typha capensis)

Bushwillow, Large-fruited (Combretum zeyheri)

Bushwillow, Red (Combretum apiculatum)

Bushwillow, River (Combretum erythrophyllum)

Bushwillow, Russet (Combretum hereroense)

Bushwillow, Velvet (Combretum molle)

C

Cosmos flowers

Cabbage-Tree, Common (Cussonia spicata)

Cabbage Tree, Mountain (Cussonia paniculata)

Canna, Wild (Canna indica)

Chestnut, Lowveld (Sterculia murex)

Clivia (Clivia miniata)

Cluster-leaf, Lowveld (Terminalia prunioides)

Coral Tree, Common (Erythrina lysistemon)

Corkwood, Common (Commiphora pyracanthoides)

Corkwood, Velvet-leaved (Commiphora mollis)

Cosmos (Bidens formosa)

Crane Flower (Strelitzia reginae)

Crassula, Pondoland (Crassula streyi)

Croton, Lavender (Croton gratissimus)

Crow-Berry, Common (Rhus pentheri)

Crown, Flat (Albizia adianthifolia)

Currant, Red (Rhus chirindensis)

D

Wild Dagga plant

Dagga, Wild (Leonotis leonurus)

Daisy, Barberton (Gerbera jamesonii)

Drimiopsis, Green (Ledebouria petiolata / Drimiopsis maculata)

Drypetes, Water (Drypetes arguta)

E

Naboom Euphorbia

Ears, Pig's (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Elm, Natal (Celtis mildbraedii)

Elm, Thorny (Chaetacme aristata)

Euphorbia, Naboom (Euphorbia ingens)

Euphorbia, Rubber-hedge (Euphorbia tirucalli)

F

Fever Tree

False-thorn, Bushveld (Albizia harveyi)

False-thorn, Mountain (Albizia brevifolia)

Fever-berry (Croton megalobotrys)

Fever-berry, Forest (Croton sylvaticus)

Fever Tree (Acacia xanthophloea)

Fig, Broom Cluster (Ficus sur)

Fig, Giant-leaved (Ficus lutea)

Fig, Natal (Ficus natalensis)

Fig, Red-leaved (Ficus ingens)

Fig, Swamp (Ficus trichopoda)

Fig, Sycamore (Ficus sycomorus)

Flat-bean, Thorny-rope (Dalbergia armata)

G

Eastern Bushveld Gardenia

Gardenia, Eastern Bushveld (Gardenia volkensii)

Golden-leaf, Coastal (Bridelia micracantha)

H

Cape Honeysuckle

Hen and Chickens (Chlorophytum comosum)

Hibiscus Creeper, Prickly Wild (Hibiscus surattensis)

Honeysuckle, Cape (Tecoma capensis)

Hook Thorn, Common (Acacia caffra)

I

Water Ironplum

Ironplum, Water (Drypetes arguta)

Ironwood, White (Vepris lanceolata)

J

Jackal Berry Tree

Jackal-berry Tree (Diospyros mespiliformis)

Joy, Pink (Crassula ovata)

Jumping Seed Tree (Sapium ellipticum)

K

Katstert

Katstert (Hebenstretia comosa)

Karee (Rhus lancea)

L

Leadwood tree

Lantana (Lantana camara)

Leadwood Tree (Combretum imberbe)

Lily, Bush (Clivia miniata)

Lily, Impala (Adenium mutliflorum)

M

Natal Mohogany Tree

Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)

Matumi (Breonadia salicina)

Milkweed (Gomphocarpus physocarpus)

Milkwood, Fluted (Chrysophyllum viridifolium)

Milkwood, White (Sideroxylon inerme)

Mohogany, Natal (Trichilia emetica)

Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)

Morning Glory, Hewitt's Dwarf (Hewittia malabarica)

Mulberry, Wild (Trimeria grandifolia)

N

O

Large-leaved Onionwood

Olive, False (Buddleja saligna)

Onionwood, Large-leaved (Cassipourea gummiflua)

Orchard Tree, Yellow Bell (Bauhinia tomentosa)

P

Wild Plum tree

Palm, Wild Date (Phoenix reclinata)

Pambati Tree (Anastrabe integerrima)

Papyrus, Dwarf (Cyperus prolifer)

Pear, White (Apodytes dimidiata)

Pickle Plant (Delosperma echinatum)

Pincushion, Orange Flame (Leucospermum erubescens)

Plum, Natal (Carissa macrocarpa)

Plum, Wild (Harpephyllum caffrum)

Pod, Monkey (Senna petersiana)

Powder-puff Tree (Barringtonia racemosa)

Protea, King (Protea cynaroides)

Puzzle Bush (Ehretia rigida)

Q

Quiver Tree

Quiver Tree (Aloe dichotoma)

R

Giant Raisin tree

Raisin, Giant (Grewia hexamita)

Rush, Matting (Juncus kraussii)

S

Sausage Tree

Sagewood (Buddleja salviifolia)

Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)

Sedge, Tall Star (Cyperus textilis)

Senna, Eared (Senna petersiana)

Shepherd's Tree (Boscia albitrunca)

Sjambok Pod (Cassia abbreviata)

Soap-Berry, Dune (Deinbollia oblongifolia)

Spur-flower Bush, Large (Plectranthus ecklonii)

Spur-flower, Speckled (Plectranthus ciliatus)

Stinkwood, White (Celtis africana)

Stinkwood, Red-fruit White- (Celtis mildbraedii)

Stonecrop (Crassula obovata)

Strelitzia, Coastal (Strelitzia nicolai)

Sugarbush, Common (Protea repens)

Susan, Black-eyed (Thunbergia alata)

T

Tassel-berry Tree

Tamboti (Spirostachys africana)

Tassel-berry Tree (Antidesma venosum)

Teak, Round-leaved (Pterocarpus rotundifolius)

Thistle, Scotch (Cirsium vulgare)

Thorn, Black Monkey (Acacia burkei)

Thorn, Common Hook (Acacia caffra)

Thorn, Green (Balanites maughamii)

Thorn, Knob (Acacia nigrescens)

Thorn, Monkey (Acacia galpinii)

Thorn, Paperbark (Acacia sieberiana)

Thorn, Sweet (Acacia karroo)

Thorn, Umbrella (Acacia tortilis)

Tongue, Mother-in-law's (Sensevieria hyacinthoides)

Tongue-leaved Plant (Glottiphyllum linguiforme)

U

Umdoni tree

Umdoni (Syzigium cordatum)

Umzimbeet (Millettia grandis)

V

Natal Dune Vygie

Vygie, Natal Dune (Carpobrotus dimidiata)

W

Weeping Wattle tree

Waterlily, Blue (Nymphaea nouchali)

Wattle, Weeping (Peltophorum africanum)

Wedelia (Sphagneticola trilobata)

Willow, Forest Bush (Combretum kraussii)

X

Y

Real Yellowwood tree

Yellow-head, Lesser (Gnidia kraussiana)

Yellowwood, Outeniqua (Podocarpus falcatus)

Yellowwood, Real (Podocarpus latifolius)

Z

Red-star Zinnia

Zinnia, Red-star (Zinnia peruviana)

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