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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

Asclepias woodii (Photo A Shuttleworth)

Common names: milkweed (Eng.); melkbos (Afr.)

Members of the genus Asclepias (as most of the taxa in the family...

National Herbarium Pretoria
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Pterodiscus luridus

Common names: lurid flowered pterodiscus

Pterodiscus luridus has a large swollen caudex aboveground that...

Free State NBG
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