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Haemanthus crispus

Flower
Common names: crispy-leaved paintbrush lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae

A splash of brilliant red in autumn comes from this beautiful Cape bulb....

27 / 05 / 2013 | Anthony R. Magee | Compton Herbarium
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Haemanthus deformis

Haemanthus deformis
Common names: none
Family: Amaryllidaceae

A dense cluster of white flowers borne atop a short hairy stem and large, fleshy grey leaves make Haemanthus deformis one of South Africa 's most...

07 / 05 / 2007 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Haemanthus humilis subsp. hirsutus

Haemanthus humilis subsp. hirsutus
Common names: Rabbit’s ears (Eng.); bobbejaanoor, velskoenblaar (Afr.); tsebe ea phofu, sekitla (Sesotho)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

One of the best available bulbous plants to grow in those rocky, shady spots, the rabbit’s ears knows how to put on a show. Whether it is in fruit,...

07 / 12 / 2020 | Ndiyafhi Muthuhadini | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Halleria elliptica

Halleria elliptica (Tony Rebelo, iSpot)
Common names: rock tree-fuchsia, bush honeysuckle, wild fuschia (Eng.); kinderbessie, bergnotsung, klipnotsung (Afr.)
Family: Stilbaceae

Pretty, orange, fuchsia-like flowers, burgeoning with nectar and irresistible to insects and birds, on a neat, shade-loving, versatile shrub or small tree,...

04 / 07 / 2016 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Halleria lucida

Halleria lucida
Common names: tree fuchsia, white olive (Eng.), notsung, witolienhout, witolyfhout (Afr.), umbinza (isiXhosa), indomela, umbinza (isiZulu), lebetsa (Sesotho), murev
Family: Stilbaceae

Not only is Halleria lucida an attractive tree and an asset to any garden, it is also one of the best bird attracting trees....

28 / 01 / 2002 | Giles Mbambezeli | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Haplocarpha scaposa

Haplocarpha scaposa
Common names: false gerbera (Eng.); melktou (Afr.); khutsana (Southern Sotho); isikhali (Xhosa)
Family: Asteraceae

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10 / 09 / 2007 | E Lithudzha | Pretoria NBG
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Haplocladium angustifolium

Haplocladium angustifolium
Common names: Narrow-leaved small-feathered moss
Family: Leskeaceae

The mosses are a group of non-flowering plants belonging to the Bryophyta division of the main plant kingdom. They are fairly small with most of their...

05 / 07 / 2010 | N Phepo | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Harpagophytum procumbens

Flowers and fruits of Harpagophytum procumbens
Common names: devil's claw, harpago, grapple plant, wool- and woodspider (Eng.); duivelsklou, bobbejaandubbeltjie, kloudoring, veldspinnakop (Afr.); teufelskralle,
Family: Pedaliaceae

Tread with care where Harpagophytum procumbens, or devil's claw, is lurking. It has nasty, spiny fruits but it is one of the chief medicinal plants...

01 / 04 / 2006 | S Smithies | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Harpephyllum caffrum

Fruits of H caffrum: Photo Geoff Nichols
Common names: wild plum (Eng.); wildepruim, suurbessie, gwenjabessie (Afr.); umgwenya (Zulu, Xhosa); mothekele (Northern Sotho)
Family: Anacardiaceae

This is an attractive evergreen tree that is useful as an ornamental garden tree and for attracting birds and butterflies into the garden.It is popularly...

18 / 10 / 2004 | Mhlonishwa D Dlamini | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Harpochloa falx

Harpochloa falx - caterpillar grass
Common names: caterpillar grass (Eng.), ruspergras (Afr.)
Family: Poaceae

The caterpillar grass, Harpochloa falx, is a wonderful garden plant, which forms neat, dark green tussocks which persist throughout the year and produce...

17 / 02 / 2003 | Isabel Johnson | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Harveya squamosa

Harveya squamosa
Common names: None recorded
Family: Orobanchaceae

Harveya squamosa is a strange root parasite, commonly seen with the whole plant coloured a glorious red to orange or, rarely, all sulphur yellow,...

21 / 11 / 2011 | J Ready | Pretoria NBG
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Haworthia cymbiformis

Haworthia cymbiformis
Common names: cathedral window haworthia
Family: Asphodelaceae

This is a succulent plant with a restricted distribution in southern Africa . The succulent leaves of this relatively small plant allow it to withstand...

26 / 08 / 2013 | Sthembile Zondi | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Haworthia genus

Haworthia cymbiformis
Family: Asphodelaceae

These dwarf leaf succulents with their extremely variable compact rosettes of leaves with different colours, patterns and shapes, are extremely popular...

28 / 09 / 2020 | Ronell R. Klopper | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Haworthia maxima

01 / 01 / 2003 | | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Haworthia truncata var. truncata

Haworthia truncata var. truncat
Common names: horse teeth (Eng.); perdetande (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

Haworthia truncata var. truncata is an attractive showy, miniature leaf succulent....

13 / 07 / 2009 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Haworthiopsis

Different growth forms of Haworthiopsis. (S.D. Gildenhuys)
Family: Asphodelaceae

These very attractive, miniature leaf succulents vary from little star-like rosettes to stemmed plants with compactly arranged leaves, very often with...

08 / 10 / 2018 | Ronell R. Klopper | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Haworthiopsis coarctata

Haworthiopsis coarctata
Common names: none
Family: Asphodelaceae

A delightful little succulent that makes a very attractive and singular, small house plant or groundcover in the garden....

29 / 04 / 2019 | Katlego Selemela | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Haworthiopsis reinwardtii

Haworthiopsis reinwardtii
Common names: Reinwardt's haworthiopsis, zebra wart (Eng.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

A clump-forming, spotty or zebra-striped, spiral leaved succulent, with an intriguing miniature size and outstanding form....

21 / 09 / 2020 | Bathabile Ndlovu | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Haworthiopsis tessellata

Haworthiopsis tessellata
Common names: veined haworthiopsis (Eng.); venstertjie (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

This species forms small to large clumps of numerous, small plants made up of short, leafy stems. Its leaves are customarily dark green, more or less deltoid,...

03 / 05 / 2021 | Sihle Nqentsu | Pretoria NBG
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Hebenstretia dura

Hebenstretia dura
Common names: Cat's tail, katstert (Afr.), slugwort, slakblom (Afr.)
Family: Scrophulariaceae

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30 / 12 / 2001 | Liesl Van der Walt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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