• Lantana camara

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: NEMBA  Cat. 1b Origin: Central and South America A much-branched scabrid, upright arching or scrambling shrub.  This plant  reproduces by seeds, which are readily dispersed by birds and other animals (e.g. rodents) that eat the... Read more »
  • Anredera cordifolia

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: NEMBA Cat. 1b Origin: South America Madeira vine is a long-lived  twining or climbing plant,  the stems are hairless and grow in a twining fashion. Younger stems are green or reddish in colour and round... 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 »
  • Olea capensis subsp. macrocarpa

    Posted on A medium to very  large tree with leaves which are stiffly leathery. Leaf blade is flat, but the margins are wavy. The oblong fruit is large turning from green to red to dark blue – much sort after by birds.... 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 »
  • Diospyros whyteana

    Posted on Shiny leaves which sometimes appear hairless. The edible fruit has a bittersweet taste and is popular with fruit eating birds. They are green at first becoming reddish- brown and papery as they dry. It is understood that the roasted seeds... 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 »
  • Andrachne ovalis

    Posted on Small to medium size tree with sharp, spine-like shoots. The leaves are ovate to ovate-elliptic, smelling of cyanide when crushed. Bark shows some conspicuous orange colour pigment. The small white flowers are fragrant. The fleshy round fruit is green at... Read more »
  • Juncus capensis

    Posted on Tufted perennial, leaves filiform to linear; flowers in cymes, pale with dark keels. (cyme: an inflorescence in which each successive branch ends in a flower; the next flower arising in the axil of a bract). Found in damp flats and... Read more »
  • Albuca cooperi

    Posted on This bulbous perennial bears two or three, sometimes four narrow, channelled leaves which grow annually. Their margins are rolled in and clasping the stem at the base where they are warty. It has strikingly beautiful yellow fragrant nodding flowers with... Read more »