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This website celebrates the plants of southern Africa.  Each week we bring you two new Plants of the Week and the Information Library contains hundreds of articles about southern Africa plants and related topics. Read More

Plants of the week

Rhoicissus tridentata (Geoff Nichols)

Common names: northern Bushman’s grape, bitter grape, wild...

This shrubby climber has many features that make it an ideal garden...

Kirstenbosch NBG
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Sarcophyte sanguinea (Detlef Schnabel)

Common names: wolwekos (Afr.); ihlule, umavumbuka (isiZulu)

Sarcophyte sanguinea subsp. sanguinea is a parasitic plant that...

National Herbarium Pretoria
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