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Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii
Common names: paperbark thorn (Eng.); papierbasdoring (Afr.); Mphoka (North Sotho); umNganduzi (Siswati); Mokha, Morumosetlha (Tswana); Musaunga (Venda); umKhamba (
Pure stands of these beautifully shaped trees with their perfectly flattened crowns are quite stunning. Where else but in Africa would you encounter such...
03 / 11 / 2003 | Pitta Joffe | Pretoria NBGRead More
This plant is now called Linzia glabra....
01 / 01 / 2003 | | Pretoria NBGRead More
Common names: African blueberry, African cranberry (Eng.); Afrika-bloubessie, bosbessiebos (Afr.)
In southern Africa the heath family (Ericaceae) is represented by only two indigenous genera: Erica which is extremely speciose, containing ± 770...
28 / 12 / 2015 | Stoffel Petrus Pieter Bester | National Herbarium PretoriaRead More
Vigna vexillata var. vexillata
Common names: wild cowpea, narrow-leaved wild sweetpea (Eng.); wilde-akkerboontjie, wilde-ertjie (Afr.); mgcenga (siSwati); isikhwali, ubombo, umcwasibe, umnxwasibe
Vigna vexillata var. vexillata is a perennial, creeping or climbing herb, with beautiful and pleasantly scented, whitish to mauve or dark pink flowers...
21 / 03 / 2022 | Ofentse Mmako | National Herbarium PretoriaRead More
This plant is now called Hilliardiella hirsuta....
23 / 01 / 2003 | | National Herbarium PretoriaRead More
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