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Brachycorythis conica subsp. transvaalensis
Common names: Albertina Sisulu Orchid
This beautiful and enigmatic orchid was first recorded in 1918; it was last seen in the Gauteng Province in 1956, until its rediscovery in 2007. This species...
04 / 04 / 2016 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBGRead More
Common names: spiny berg thistle, thorny mountain thistle (Eng.); doringrige-bergdissel (Afr.); mohatollo ntsoa-ntsane-ea-loti (seSotho); imboziso emhlophe, ukhakha
The roughness of the bright green leaves in a rosette formation makes the Berkheya multijuga irresistible to watch....
18 / 07 / 2022 | Sibahle Gumede | Millennium Seed Bank PartnershipRead More
Common names: Matopos barleria (Eng.)
Barleria matopensis is an attractive shrub, for a sunny, water-wise garden....
11 / 04 / 2016 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBGRead More
Barleria rigida var. ilicina
Common names: Kalahari scorpion thistle (Eng.); skerpioendissel (Afr.)
A prickly barleria from the Kalahari, ideal for sunny rockeries and waterwise gardens, it is frost hardy and drought tolerant....
21 / 12 / 2017 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBGRead More
Common names: mustard, cabbage, kale, rape
Members of this genus are known as cruciferous vegetables, cabbages or mustard plants. Commonly used for food (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels...
01 / 01 / 2018 | Tlou Manyelo | National Herbarium PretoriaRead More
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