South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Nerine laticoma

    Nerine laticoma

    Vleilelie, Vlei Lily

    Nerine laticoma is a very hardy, deciduous, bulbous plant with a tuft of broad, glossy, strap-shaped leaves and quite a large bulb. From January to March, each bulb sends up a long, flowering stem that has a rounded head of absolutely beautiful pink flowers that attract pollinating insects. There ...
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  • Noltea africana

    Noltea africana

    Soap Dogwood, Seepblinkblaar, Umaluleka

    Noltea africana is a very hardy, evergreen, very fast growing, small to medium sized tree. The glossy leaves are darker above and paler underneath, and have purple petioles. The branchlets are also purplish-red. The flowers are pretty, small, white sprays borne in the axils of the leaves from August...
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  • Nymphaea nouchali

    Nymphaea nouchali

    Blouwaterlelie, Blue Waterlily, iZubu, iNtekwane

    Nymphaea nouchali is a hardy, deciduous waterlily. It has glossy, circular, floating leaves that turn lovely colours in autumn. The flowers are a beautiful sky blue through pale lilac to pink flowers with masses of yellow stamens in the centre. These are carried on longish stems above the surf...
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