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Nymphoides thunbergiana

Nymphoides thunbergiana
Common names: floating hearts (Eng.), geelwaterlelie (Afr.), marombodane (Venda)
Family: Menyanthaceae

This is a pretty, fast-growing, perennial water plant with flat, rounded, floating leaves, and delicate white and yellow flowers in summer. It makes a...

15 / 09 / 2003 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Nymphoides indica

Nymphoides thunbergiana

This species has been split into Nymphoides brevipedicellata and Nymphoides thunbergiana....

15 / 09 / 2003 | | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea

Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Common names: blue water lily, Cape water lily, frog's pulpit (Eng.); blouwaterlelie, kaaimanblom, paddapreekstoel, blou plomb (Afr.); izubu, iziba (Zul.); and blue
Family: Nymphaeaceae

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04 / 02 / 2002 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Nymania capensis

Attractive seedheads
Common names: Chinese lanterns, Chinese lantern tree, kipkippers (Eng.); klapperbos, lanternbos, kiepkiepies, oumeidsbos, stuipebos (Afr.)
Family: Meliaceae

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18 / 04 / 2005 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Nylandtia spinosa

Nylandtia spinosa is now called Muraltia spinosa...

05 / 09 / 2005 | | Karoo Desert NBG
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Nylandtia scoparia

Nylandtia scoparia is now called Muraltia scoparia...

07 / 11 / 2005 | | Karoo Desert NBG
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Nuxia oppositifolia

Nuxia oppositifolia
Common names: water elder, bush nuxia (English); watervlier (Afrikaans); iNkhweza (Zulu)
Family: Stilbaceae

Nuxia oppositifolia is an evergreen shrub or small tree (2-5 m) found along water courses, in riverine bush, in gorges or valleys, and sometimes in relict...

04 / 02 / 2002 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Nuxia floribunda

Flowerhead of Nuxia floribunda
Common names: forest elder; forest nuxia; wild elder (Eng.); bosvlier; vlier (Afr.); umHlambandlazi, iThambo, ingobese, isanywana, umKhobeza (Zulu); iNgqota, isiKha
Family: Stilbaceae

The forest elder is an attractive, moisture-loving, floriferous tree and it makes a conspicuous feature in the forest patches it commonly inhabits....

16 / 08 / 2004 | Jan-Hakon Burring | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Nuxia congesta

Nuxia congesta flower heads
Common names: common wild elder, brittle wood (Eng.); gewone wildevlier (Afr.); umKhobesza (Xhosa); isiPhofane (Zulu)
Family: Stilbaceae

Nuxia congesta is a winter-flowering evergreen tree or shrub, with beautiful large heads of small, scented, long-lasting white or cream flowers. It...

07 / 02 / 2011 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Notobubon galbanum

Notobubon galbanum shrub
Common names: blister bush (Eng.); bergseldery, wilde seldery, droëdas (Afr.)
Family: Apiaceae

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05 / 04 / 2010 | Anthony R. Magee | Compton Herbarium
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Notobubon capense

Flowers attract insects
Common names: bush parsley ( Eng. ); bergseldery (Afr.)
Family: Apiaceae

Although it belongs to the family containing edible members such as the carrot, and the herbs fennel and dill, this particular species would not find its...

31 / 07 / 2006 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Noltea africana

Noltea africana, flowers and foliage (Greg Nichols).
Common names: soap glossy-leaf, noltea, soap bush, soap dogwood (Eng.); seepblinkblaar, seepbos (Afr.); umkhuthuhla, amaluleka, iphalode, umglindi (isiXhosa), umahl
Family: Rhamnaceae

An ornamental shrub or small tree with clusters of fragrant white flowers from winter to spring....

28 / 03 / 2016 | Lufuno Nenungwi | Free State NBG
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Nivenia stokoei

Nivenia stokoei
Common names: Kogelberg blue stars, Stokoe's bush iris (Eng.), blousterretjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

The Kogelberg Biosphere is home to many wonderful indigenous plants, among them Nivenia stokoei. With its clusters of blue flowers, it is one of the most...

24 / 03 / 2003 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Nivenia corymbosa

Nivenia corymbosa
Common names: blue stars (Eng.); blousterretjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

This attractive shrublet, with striking blue flowers in late summer at the Cape, is an unusual member of the iris family....

12 / 04 / 2004 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Nestlera biennis

Nestlera biennis
Common names: None known
Family: Asteraceae

Nestlera biennis is a small, nondescript and short-lived plant with a very specific habitat on the west coast of South Africa. Although not showy...

03 / 02 / 2014 | Nicola Bergh | Compton Herbarium
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Nerine undulata

Nerine undulata
Common names: nerine (Eng.); seeroogblom, berglelie (Afr.) (= Nerine alta W.F.Barker)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

Nerine undulata is native to the Eastern Cape Province. It is almost evergreen and produces very dainty, soft pink, spider-like flowers which can give...

01 / 08 / 2011 | Stemmer Ngalo | Free State NBG
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Nerine sarniensis

Nerine sarniensis
Common names: Guernsey lily, red nerine, berglelie
Family: Amaryllidaceae

Nerine sarniensis is widely considered to be the most beautiful of all the nerines....

15 / 04 / 2002 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Nerine masoniorum

Nerine masoniorum
Common names: Masons' nerine, Transkei lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae

A bulbous plant with a profusion of pink flowers, Nerine masoniorum is ideally suited to cultivation in pots and window-boxes. ...

10 / 03 / 2003 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Nerine laticoma

Nerine laticoma
Common names: vleilelie, gifbol, jeukui, seeroogblom (Afr.)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

This is a summer-growing Nerine, one of a genus of beautiful geophytes endemic to southern Africa....

06 / 10 / 2003 | Shireen Harris | Free State NBG
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Nerine krigei

Nerine krigei has distinctive erect, spirally twisted leaves (Georg Fritz)
Common names: corkskrew nerine, curly leaved nerine (Eng.); draaiblaar nerine (Afr.)
Family: Amaryllidaceae

A marvellous bulbous plant that is characterized by distinctive erect, spirally twisted leaves....

06 / 02 / 2017 | Thato Moeketsane | Walter Sisulu NBG
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