South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Zaluzianskya katharinae

    Zaluzianskya katharinae

    Drumsticks, Aandblom

    Zaluzianskya katharinae is a hardy, evergreen, drought-resistant, herbaceous shrublet with coarsely-toothed, sticky, grey leaves. It bears masses of sweetly-scented, bicoloured flowers, mainly in summer and autumn. The flowers are white on top and cerise pink on the underside. During the day, the f...
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  • Zantedeschia aethiopica

    Zantedeschia aethiopica

    White Calla Lily, wit varkoor, intebe, ihlukwe, Common Arum Lily

    Zantedeschia aethiopica is a very hardy, evergreen, clump-forming perennial with big, heart-shaped leaves. The Arum Lily inflorescence has one distinctive large, white, cone-shaped petal and a central column which carries the tiny flowers and the yellow pollen. The flowers are borne all year round ...
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  • Zantedeschia albomaculata

    Zantedeschia albomaculata

    Calla Lily, Arrow-leaved Arum Lily, Spotted Calla Lily

    Zantedeschia albomaculata is a very hardy, deciduous Arum Lily with arrow-shaped leaves that are often spotted.  It has one distinctive, white or cream cone-shaped petal that can be flushed with pink and can have a dark purple base. It has a central column which carries the tiny flowers and t...
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  • Zantedeschia pentlandii

    Zantedeschia pentlandii

    Yellow or Golden Arum Lily

    Zantedeschia pentlandii is a very hardy, deciduous perennial with big narrowly oval heart-shaped leaves. It has one distinctive large, bright, lemon yellow cone-shaped petal with a dark purple spot at the base. It has a central column which carries the tiny flowers and the yellow pollen.  &n...
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  • Zantedeschia rehmannii

    Zantedeschia rehmannii

    Pink Arum Lily, Pink Calla Lily, Pienk Varkblom

    Zantedeschia rehmannii is a hardy, deciduous plant with a thickened, tuber-like rootstock from which lance shaped, lush green leaves arise. Most Arum Lily species have a lobed base but The Pink Arum has a tapering leaf base. The flower is a slender, elongated spathe of varying shades of pink (light ...
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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

    False buffalo thorn, River Jujube, Mukhalu-vhufa, Mulalantsa, Vals-wag-'n-bietjie, Rivierblinkblaar

    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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