• Calodendrum capense

    Posted on In a forest environment, this tree can reach heights of up to 20 m, but at the forest margin or in the open it is shorter, approx. 7 m, with a more spreading canopy. It generally has a single, smooth... Read more »
  • Commelina africana L.

    Posted on Commelina africana differs from most other Commelina species by having pretty, small, canary-yellow flowers instead of the usual blue flowers, and also the spathe (bract) is simply folded and not joined. The plant is a spreading herb that flourishes in... Read more »
  • Buddleja salviifolia (L). Lam.

    Posted on Buddleja salviifolia is a semi-evergreen bushy shrub that grows up to 4m high. An example of this tree can be found bordering the gardens at the Main Entrance to Steenbok Nature Reserve. Its long narrow leaves are dark green, wrinkled... Read more »
  • Tribulus terrestris

    Posted on Tribulus terrestris is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean. It is adapted to thrive in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. It is easily identified by its yellow flowers and narrow hairy leaves.  It propagates... Read more »
  • Lycium ferocissimum

    Posted on This erect, woody shrub  grows 2–3 m tall and spreads about 3 m wide. The red berries, that are borne sporadically throughout the year and make it a perfect plant to attract birds, small animals and insects to the Reserve.... Read more »
  • 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 »