• Dovyalis caffra

    Posted on The flowers of this thorny tree are creamy green.  Male flowers are 3 mm long in dense clusters of 5-10 flowers.  Female flowers are found in groups of up to three on stalks 4-10 mm long in leaf axils. The fruits... Read more »

    Posted on This much branched, resprouting perennial plant is easily recognisable by its stunning flower heads and long slender stems with opposite, alternate leaves. The flowers are carried at the tip of the stems and are enclosed in grenny-yellow bracts. Read more »

    Posted on This succulent bulb is commonly known as the pregnant onion due to the fact that it does look like an pale green to yellow onion sitting on top of the soil – growing up to 10cm in diameter – and also because... Read more »
  • Clivia nobilis

    Posted on This evergreen fleshy bulb-like rhizome forms a tight clump as new suckers are produced and the plant becomes larger. It does well in light shade but grows much taller and more upright in dense shade. The height can therefore vary between... Read more »
  • Vepris lanceolata

    Posted on SA Tree No. 261 This is a small to medium size tree. The bark is grey to pale brown with white and orange patches. The glossy green leaves have three spreading leaflets with wavy margins.  The crushed leaves typically have... Read more »
  • Rhoicissus digitata

    Posted on Usually a woody climber to 15 meter, occasionally a small bushy tree 3 – 4m in height. Leaves with 3-5 leaflets, (easily confused with Searsia species). Flowers greenish yellow on short stalks Nov. – Jan.  Fruit round, fleshy, purplish black.... Read more »
  • Elaeodendron croceum

    Posted on Evergreen medium size tree with grey-to dark brown bark. Leaves are leathery and serrated, dark green above and paler green with dark veins on the underside. It is a member of the Spike thorn family with pale yellow fruit that... Read more »
  • Cussonia thyrsiflora

    Posted on SA Tree No. 565 Usually an evergreen, scrambling shrub, often a climber. But also can be a small tree. Most commonly found in dry coastal scrub, often within reach of salt sea spray. The leaf stalk is long and fleshy,... Read more »
  • Cussonia spicata

    Posted on An unusual and distinctive tree with thick corky grey trunk. The juicy roots are a source of water in times of drought. The mature wood was used for wagon brake blocks. Read more »
  • Zostera capensis

    Posted on Flat, elongated and dark-green, grass-like plant, abundant in the lowest salt marsh, inter-tidal zone. The Knysna seahorse is understood to particularly thrive in areas of Zostera capensis vegetation. Read more »