• Pelargonium panduriforme Eckl. & Zeyh.

    Posted on Pelargonium panduriforme is a shrub that is well branched and erect.  The young stems are considered to be soft and herbaceous but as the plant matures, the stem starts to develop a woody feature.   The genus name for Pelargonium... Read more »
  • Lobelia erinus

    Posted on Lobelia erinus  Only 69 species occur in South Africa. The preferred habitat is lower mountain slopes and coastal flats. Distribution ranges from the Bokkeveld Mountains to tropical Africa. Flower colour ranges from blue, violet, pink or white and mostly with... Read more »
  • WAHLENBERGIA THUNBERGII

    Posted on Description:  The Wahlenbergia thunbergii species is a shrub from the bellflower (Campanulaceae) family.   The growth form of this species is considered to be a herb in this particular genus, the leaves are usually alternate, no presence of stipules and simple. ... Read more »
  • LINUM AFRICANUM

    Posted on The distribution range of Linum africanum occurs within the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape and also it is an endemic plant in South Africa. The specific range includes from Cape peninsula to Knysna and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).   This... Read more »
  • halleria lucida

    Posted on This evergreen, multi-stemmed tree with attractive glossy bright green foliage can reach heights of 2 – 5m.    The bark is longitudinally grooved and pale grey and brown in colour. The flowers are tubular, orange to brick-red, or yellow, very rich... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Curtisia dentata

    Posted on A medium to tall evergreen tree, 2-12 m and up to 20 m in height.  The leaves are simple, egg-shaped with pointed tips and coarsely toothed edges, and are arranged in opposite pairs. The leaf’s upper surface is smooth and... Read more »
  • Pittosporum viridiflorum

    Posted on Pittosporum viridiflorum varies in size from a shrub of about 4m in height to a large forest tree of up to 30m.  The bark is pale brown to greyish with distinctive white dots (lenticels). The leaves are usually wider above... Read more »
  • Zygophyllum L.

    Posted on Description Zygophyllum is derived from the Greek words, zygos, meaning joined, and phyllon, meaning leaf, referring to the paired leaves of many of the species.  This many-stemmed dwarf shrub usually grows to a height of  ± 1 m to ±... Read more »
  • VIRGILIA DIVARICATA

    Posted on Virgilia divaricata and V. oroboides are very similar and are often confused but V. divaricata rarely exceeds 10m – unlike V. oroboides which can reach 15m. It has a bushy, rounded to broadly conical growth habit with branches growing close to the ground. The... Read more »