KZN – Fauna and Flora

Wild Olive

Wild Olive

Olea europaea subsp. africana Family: Oleaceae Common names: wild olive, olienhout (Afr.), mohlware (NSotho, SSotho), umnquma (Zulu, Xhosa, Swati), mutlhwari (Venda), motlhware (Tswana) SA Tree No: 617 Frost-, drought- and wind-resistant, the wild olive has beautiful...

French Walnut

French Walnut

Schotia brachypetala Sond. Family: Fabaceae Common names: weeping boer-bean, tree fuchsia, African walnut (Eng.); huilboerboon (Afr.); umfofofo, umgxam, ishimnumyane (Xhosa), ihluze, umgxamu, uvovovo (Zulu), molope (Northern Sotho), mulibi, mununzwa, mununzwu,...

Sneezewood

Sneezewood

Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk. Family: Rutaceae Common names: Sneezewood, Nieshout, umThathi (Xhosa SA Tree No: 292 Ptaeroxylon (pronounced 'teroxillon') is a direct Greek translation meaning sneeze and wood; obliquum refers to the oblique leaflets. Umtata in...

Ironwood

Ironwood

Vepris lanceolata (Lam.) G.Don Family: Rutaceae Common names: white ironwood (Eng.); witysterhout (Afr.); Muruvula (Tsonga); Muhondwa (Venda); umZane (Xhosa); umOzana (Zulu) SA Tree No: 261 What a lovely, underrated shrub or tree-a plant that South Africans can...

Coral Tree

Coral Tree

Erythrina lysistemon Hutch. Family: Fabaceae Common names: common coral tree, lucky bean tree (E), gewone koraalboom, kanniedood (A), umsintsi (X), muvhale (V), mophete (Tsw), mokhungwane (Sotho), umsinsi (Z) Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Pea & bean family) SA Tree...

Knob Thorn

Knob Thorn

Senegalia nigrescens (Oliv.) P.J.H. Hurter Family: Fabaceae Common names: knob thorn (Eng.); knoppiesdoring (Afr.); muunga (Tshivenda); mooka (Sepedi); umKhaya (Zulu) Senegalia nigrescens is a deciduous, small to medium-sized tree which occurs in various savanna...

Wild Chestnut

Wild Chestnut

Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb. Family: Rutaceae Common names: Cape chestnut, wild chestnut (Eng.); wildekastaiing, Kaapsekastaiing (Afr.); umbaba, umsitshana (Xhosa); umbhaba, umemezi omhlophe (Zulu), molalakgwedi, mookêlêla (N.Sotho); muvhaha (Venda) Calodendrum...

Flat Crown

Flat Crown

Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W.Wight var. adianthifolia Family: Fabaceae Common names: flat-crown albizia, rough-bark flat-crown, West African albizia (Eng.); platkroon (Afr.); umgadankawu, iGowane, umNalahanga, umNebelele, uSolu (Zulu); umHlandlothi (Xhosa);...

Waterboom

Waterboom

Family: Aquifoliaceae Common names: African holly, Cape holly, wild holly, water tree (Eng.); waterboom, waterhout, without (Afr.); monamane (Northern Sotho); iPhuphuma (Zulu), umDuma (Xhosa); liBota (Swazi); phukgu, phukgile (Southern Sotho); mutanzwa-khamelo (Venda)...

Ifafa Lily

Ifafa Lily

Botanical Name: Cyrtanthus mackenii Common Name(s): Ifafa lily Categories: Bulbs Description: An evergreen bulbous plant, with trumpet shaped flowers in shades of white, yellow and pink. A beautiful addition to semi shaded, moist areas. C. elatus (George lily) is...

Natal lily

Natal lily

The Natal lily, Crinum moorei, with its large, white to pinkish red, open tubular flowers, literally glows in the dappled shade of the century-old plane tree avenue in the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg during midsummer (October to...

Fire-Lily

Fire-Lily

Lilium bulbiferum reaches on average 20–90 centimetres (7.9–35.4 in) of height, with a maximum of 120 centimetres (47 in). The bulbs are ovoid, with whitish large and pointed scales and can reach about 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) of diameter. The stem is erect, the...

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