South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Zantedeschia aethiopica

    Zantedeschia aethiopica


    Zantedeschia aethiopica is a very hardy, evergreen perennial with big heart-shaped leaves. It has one distinctive large, white, cone-shaped petal that has a central column which carries the tiny flowers and the yellow pollen. The flowers are borne all year round. It is water loving and grows best i...
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  • Zanthoxylum capense

    Zanthoxylum capense

    Kleinperdepram, Small Knobwood, umLungumabele, umNungumabele

    Zanthoxylum capense is a hardy, deciduous to semi-deciduous small to medium-sized tree, with smooth, dark grey bark and broad, cone-shaped knobs that are topped with a short spine. The leaves are divided into leaflets, that are shiny and dark green above, and paler beneath. When crushed they are som...
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  • Ziziphus mucronata

    Ziziphus mucronata

    Buffalo Thorn, Blinkblaar-Wag-‘n-Bietjie, Mutshetshete, Mokgalo, Umphafa, Mokhalo

    Ziziphus mucronata is a very hardy, deciduous, small to medium sized tree with both hook and straight thorns. The glossy leaves turn a beautiful, golden yellow in autumn. It has attractive, small, yellowish flowers from October to January and hard, round, reddish-brown berries with a sweet, powder...
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  • Ziziphus rivularis

    Ziziphus rivularis


    Ziziphus rivularis is a hardy, rare, evergreen to semi-deciduous, fast growing small tree with attractive glossy, olive green foliage with interesting but quite variable venation. It bears small, yellowish, inconspicuous flowers in November. These are followed by shiny yellow fruits that are much...
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