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Haworthiopsis attenuata

Haworthiopsis attenuata
Common names: zebra plant, zebra haworthiopsis (Eng.) sebra-dwergaalwyntjie (Afr.); intelezi (isiXhosa)
Family: Asphodelaceae

Zebra Haworthia is an attractive, low-growing succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, dark green leaves with white tubercles....

09 / 08 / 2021 | Philisiwe Nonhlanhla Biyela | Pretoria NBG
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Helichrysum splendidum

Helichrysum splendidum
Common names: cape gold (Eng.); geelsewejaartjie (Afr.); phefo-ea-loti, toanae-moru (S.Sotho)
Family: Asteraceae

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29 / 12 / 2003 | Liesl Van der Walt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia hyssopifolia

Bush in flower
Common names: eight-day healing bush (Eng.); pokkiesblom, agtdaegeneesbossie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

Hermannia hyssopifolia is a native of the Cape but it is known that this plant was grown in famous gardens in Europe more than 200 years ago. It was collected...

29 / 01 / 2007 | J Yeats | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Haworthia cymbiformis var. ramosa

Haworthia cymbiformis var. ramosa
Common names: Keiskamma haworthia (Eng.); Keiskamma-dwergaalwyntjie (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

Haworthia cymbiformis var. ramosa is a dwarf, cliff-hugger, with numerous small rosettes of light green, triangular-lanceolate, succulent leaves and a...

16 / 08 / 2021 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia

Flowers
Common names: doll's roses (Eng.); poprosie, moederkappie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

A very diverse and attractive group of plants with highly ornamental flowers, fitting into a variety of habitats and growth forms, hermannias are the little...

31 / 12 / 2007 | B Sachse | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera

Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera
Common names: cliff haworthia (Eng.); krans-dwergaalwyntjie (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera is a dwarf, compact growing, cliff-hugger, consisting of dense clumps of numerous, small rosettes of sparingly toothed,...

23 / 08 / 2021 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia grandiflora

Hermannia grandiflora flowers
Common names: desert rose (Eng.); klokkiebos, heuningbossie, ouma-se-kappie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

This striking species is as yet unknown in horticulture despite its alluring name, and is really worth growing as a pot plant, or in the garden or rock...

05 / 10 / 2009 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia nana

Hermannia nana
Common names: windmill doll's rose (Eng.); windpomp poprosie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

This diminutive yet magnificent species is as yet unknown in horticulture, but is really worth growing as a pot, garden or rock garden subject. It provides...

20 / 04 / 2009 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia pinnata

Hermannia pinnata flowers
Common names: orange hermannia/doll's rose (Eng.), kwasblaar kruip poprosie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

Hermannia pinnata is a decorative groundcover, covered in masses of honey-scented pale orange bells in early summer, and ideal for hanging baskets,...

20 / 10 / 2008 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia johanssenii

Hermannia johanssenii flowers
Common names: Johanssen’s hermannia (Eng.); heuningbos (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

A small woody shrub with alternate, lanceolate leaves that are covered with soft hairs and masses of small yellow flowers with five petals and a hairy...

01 / 01 / 2024 | Nonkululeko Ntshangase | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Hermannia saccifera

Hermannia saccifera
Common names: cumin hermannia (Eng.); komynbossie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

Hermannia saccifera is fairly widespread along the southern coast of South Africa, where it occurs on stony clay slopes from the Riviersonderend mountains...

20 / 08 / 2001 | Bernard Brown | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermas villosa

Flowering in habitat
Common names: Tinderleaf (Eng.); tontelblaar (Afr.)
Family: Apiaceae

The creamy green flowers of this fynbos shrublet usually light up the veld from late summer to late autumn. However its allure doesn't stop there....

04 / 03 / 2013 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Haemanthus sanguineus

Haemanthus sanguineus
Common names: smooth bloodlily, April fool (Eng.); veldskoenblaar, brandlelie (Afr.)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

The blood-red flowers of Haemanthus sanguineus stand out in the late summer flowering season, and its magnificent leaves are quite spectacular to see during...

06 / 09 / 2021 | Ricardo Riddles | Karoo Desert NBG
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Hesperantha coccinea

Hesperantha coccinea
Common names: scarlet river lily, crimson flag (Eng.); rooirivierlelie (Afr.); khahlana (Sesotho)
Family: Iridaceae

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01 / 01 / 2001 | Thompson T Mutshinyalo | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Hippobromus pauciflorus

Hippobromus pauciflorus
Common names: false horsewood, bastard horsewood (Eng.); valsperdepis, basterperdepis boom, basterperdepis (Afr.); isiphahluka, uqhume, umnungumabele, umfazothethay
Family: Sapindaceae

A small to medium sized, attractive, fast-growing tree with a dense rounded crown of shiny, aromatic leaves, clusters of small creamy white, scented flowers...

08 / 01 / 2024 | Winfred Velephi Ngwenya | Lowveld NBG
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Hesperantha pauciflora

Common names: pink evening flower, pink hesperantha (Eng.); pienkaandblom (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

Hesperantha pauciflora is an attractive geophyte growing up to 150 mm high. This plant grows as a deciduous perennial and forms small tubers with a hard...

04 / 04 / 2011 | Eugene Marinus | Hantam NBG
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Hesperantha sufflava

Plant in flower:Image copyright Peter Goldblatt
Common names: evening flower (Eng.); aandblom (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

Once thought to be extinct in the wild, Hesperantha sufflava, a delicate, cormous perennial, was rediscovered on an urban development site in 2004, antithetically...

09 / 04 / 2007 | C Cowell | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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Hesperantha vaginata

Hesperantha vaginata flowers
Common names: harlequin evening flower (Eng.); harlekynaandblom, perdeblom (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

The bright yellow flowers of Hesperantha vaginata, with their distinctive dark brown markings, have formed a very close evolutionary relationship with...

17 / 10 / 2011 | Colleen Rust | Hantam NBG
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Hessea

Hessea stellaris. Colin Paterson-Jones
Common names: umbrella lilies; sambreeltjies (Afr.)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

Hessea, with its delicate, umbrella-like clusters of star-shaped autumn flowers, is designed to delight....

26 / 05 / 2014 | D Snijman | Compton Herbarium
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Heterolepis aliena

Heterolepis aliena
Common names: rock daisy (Eng.); rotsgousblom (Afr.)
Family: Asteraceae

When walking through the Mathews Rockery in Kirstenbosch during early summer, it is impossible to miss Heterolepis aliena. It is quite dazzling, covered...

17 / 11 / 2003 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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