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Common names: bush ganna (Eng.), ganna, geelertjiebos, kristinabos (Afr.)
Calobota cytisoides is an attractive, yellow-flowered shrub which is widespread in the Western Cape Province of South Africa....
14 / 06 / 2010 | S Boatwright | Kirstenbosch NBGRead More
Common names: wild daisy (Eng.); bergbitterbossie (Afr.); imphila (siSwati)
An aromatic perennial herb with needle-like leaves and large flowers early in the season, and it mixes well with grasses. ...
28 / 10 / 2019 | T.T. Masupa | National Herbarium PretoriaRead More
Common names: Ox-eye Daisy (eng.); Wildemargriet (Afr.); mila (Sw); amafuthomhlaba, ihlamvu, impila (Z)
This is a spring flower of the grasslands with the unusual combination of dark disc, white rays and bright green foliage, making it an attractive garden...
24 / 03 / 2008 | Desiree Marimuthoo | KwaZulu-Natal NBGRead More
Common names: beakpod plumeflower/ beaked plumeflower (Eng.); tuitpeulpronkstert (Afr.)
This medium to large scrambling shrub with its beautiful leaf patterns produces pink flowers towards the end of the year. It is an interesting plant for...
08 / 04 / 2013 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBGRead More
Common names: Gariep plume-flower (Eng.); Gariep pronkstert (Afr.)
Caesalpinia bracteata represents a fairly recent discovery. It is a rare, thorny shrub with beautiful pink flowers, endemic to the dry desert of the lower...
30 / 01 / 2017 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBGRead More
Common names: leafless cadaba, leafless wormbush, black storm, desert spray (Eng.); swartstorm, bobbejaanarm, bloustam, doubos, douwurmbos, gifhoutjie, rooistorm, s
03 / 05 / 2004 | Werner Voigt | Karoo Desert NBGRead More
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