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Barleria lancifolia

Barleria lancifolia flower
Common names: No common name recorded.
Family: Acanthaceae

Barleria lancifolia is an ideal plant to cover the hot bare sunny patches in your garden....

13 / 09 / 2010 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria meyeriana

Common names: Meyer's bushviolet (Eng.)
Family: Acanthaceae

Barleria meyeriana is an ideal groundcover to cover areas in full sun in your garden....

07 / 05 / 2012 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria obtusa

Barleria obtusa
Common names: bush violet, barleria (Eng.); bosviooltjie (Afr.); idololenkonyane (Zulu)
Family: Acanthaceae

Amongst the attractive red, bronze tints provided by tree foliage in autum, Barleria obtusa makes an even more spectacular show, when it is covered in...

14 / 05 / 2001 | Megan Isaacs | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Barleria prionitis subsp. delagoensis

Barleria prionitis subsp. delagoensis flowers and foliage
Common names: Delagoa Bay barleria, porcupine flower
Family: Acanthaceae

If you are living in a subtropical area and looking for a fast growing, indigenous plant to solve your problem of planting open sunny areas in your garden,...

17 / 05 / 2010 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria randii

Flowers and leaves B.randii
Common names: Matopos apricot barleria
Family: Acanthaceae

This barleria with its orange/yellow flowers and white leaf margins will be an attractive addition to a rock garden....

31 / 03 / 2014 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria rogersii

Barleria rogersii flowers and foliage
Common names: Rogers' bushviolet
Family: Acanthaceae

To cover the bare sunny spots between rocks in your garden you need Barleria rogersii....

16 / 05 / 2011 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria scindens

Barleria scindens flower
Common names: none recorded
Family: Acanthaceae

Barleria scindens,  not a very well known species in the genus, produces beautiful mauve flowers from February to July. It is ideal for sunny areas...

07 / 09 / 2009 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria mackenii

Barleria mackenii
Common names: Mr McKen's barleria (Eng.): bosviooltjie (Afr.)
Family: Acanthaceae

Barleria mackenii is a medium-sized shrub with mauve, tubular flowers which appear from February to June....

29 / 10 / 2007 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Baleria repens

Barleria repens
Common names: small bush violet (Eng.); kleinbosviooltjie (Afr.), inzinziniba (Zulu)
Family: Acanthaceae

The small bush violet produces masses of pretty tubular flowers and will happily scramble up into surrounding vegetation if conditions are good....

28 / 04 / 2003 | Pitta Joffe | Pretoria NBG
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Barleria rotundifolia

Barleria rotundifolia
Common names: spiny yellow barleria, thorny bush violet, yellow barleria (Eng.); geelbarleria (Afr.)
Family: Acanthaceae

The spiny Barleria rotundifolia is an evergreen shrub that produces beautiful butter-yellow flowers from December to late summer, and is ideal...

13 / 11 / 2006 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Barleria senensis

Barleria senensis
Common names: none recorded
Family: Acanthaceae

A hardy indigenous plant suitable for any sunny spot in your garden....

19 / 12 / 2011 | Willem Froneman | Lowveld NBG
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Barringtonia racemosa

Flower
Common names: powderpuff tree (Eng.); poeierkwasboom (Afr.); iBhoqo (isiZulu)
Family: Lecythidaceae

This beautiful mangrove tree is easily recognized by its large leaves, delicate white flowers and guava-like fruit that hang in long racemes....

14 / 01 / 2008 | M Cheek | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Bauhinia bowkeri

Bauhinia bowkeri
Common names: Kei Bauhinia, Kei White Bauhinia (Eng.), Keibeesklou (Afr.), umDlandlovu (Xhosa)
Family: Fabaceae

A tall, graceful shrub with arching stems, decorative rounded foliage and fragrant white flowers in early summer, best in warm, dry gardens where frost...

24 / 12 / 2001 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Bauhinia galpinii

Bauhinia galpinii
Common names: Pride of De Kaap (Eng); Vlam-van-die-Vlakte (Afr).
Family: Fabaceae

With attractive brick red flowers from December onwards this scrambling shrub is a summer delight in many gardens....

12 / 02 / 2001 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Bauhinia natalensis

Flowers
Common names: Natal bauhinia (Eng.); Natalsebeesklou (Afr.)
Family: Fabaceae

 This is a versatile, dainty shrub with butterfly-shaped leaves and pretty, white, maroon-striped flowers....

13 / 02 / 2006 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Bauhinia tomentosa

Flowers
Common names: Yellow Bauhinia (Eng) Bosbeesklou: Geelbeesklou (Afr): IsiThibathibana (Zulu)
Family: Fabaceae

This medium to large shrub with its attractive light green two-lobed leaves produces beautiful bright yellow flowers with black to maroon coloured centres...

16 / 05 / 2005 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Begonia dregei

Begonia dregei male flower
Common names: dwarf wild begonia, maple-leaved begonia, wild begonia (Eng.); wildebegonia (Afr.); iDlula (IsiZulu)
Family: Begoniaceae

Begonia dregei is a spectacular herbaceous, summer-flowering, shade-loving perennial that makes an excellent indoor display pot plant. It is an evergreen...

14 / 06 / 2010 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Begonia geranioides

Begonia geranioides drawing
Common names: geranium-leaved wild begonia (Eng.); wildebegonia (Afr.); iDlula ilimhlophe (IsiZulu)
Family: Begoniaceae

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06 / 09 / 2010 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Berchemia zeyheri

Ripening fruits. Image Geoff Nichols
Common names: red ivorywood, purple ivory, pink ivory (Eng.); rooi-ivoor, rooihout (Afr.); monee (Sesothosa Leboa); umNeyi (siSwati); xiniyani (Xitsonga); moye (Set
Family: Rhamnaceae

The Berchemia zeyheri tree is valuable to the people, animals and birds of South Africa....

30 / 05 / 2005 | Avhurengwi Phillemon Ndou | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Berkeya barbata

Berkheya barbata
Common names: coast thistle (Eng.); kus-dissel (Afr.)
Family: Asteraceae

A beauty to admire but painful to touch: handle with care. These sunflower-like daisies often make very attractive displays, but the thorns on the leaves,...

21 / 01 / 2013 | Marinda Koekemoer | National Herbarium Pretoria
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