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South African Wild Flowers

The southern tip of Africa is blessed with a breathtaking diversity of wild flowers and other interesting plants. Sadly, pristine habitat is under severe pressure from alien vegetation, afforestation, residential development and agriculture. As a result, many species of wild flowers are becoming critically rare.

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Seed pod of Acacia mellifera
Seed pod of Acacia mellifera
Aloe fosterii?, Asphodelaceae, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga
Aloe fosterii?, Asphodelaceae, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga
Coleonema alba (Buchu), Rutaceae, Cape Peninsula
Coleonema alba (Buchu), Rutaceae, Cape Peninsula
Crassula (dichotoma?), Crassulaceae, Cape Peninsula
Crassula (dichotoma?), Crassulaceae, Cape Peninsula
Unidentified Dimorphoteca, Asteraceae, Cape Peninsula
Unidentified Dimorphoteca, Asteraceae, Cape Peninsula
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Bokbaaivygie), Aizoaceae, Cape Peninsula
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Bokbaaivygie), Aizoaceae, Cape Peninsula
Euphorbia caput-medusae, Euphorbiaceae, Cape Peninsula
Euphorbia caput-medusae, Euphorbiaceae, Cape Peninsula
Drimia uniflora (Fairy bell), Hyacinthaceae, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga
Drimia uniflora (Fairy bell), Hyacinthaceae, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga
Heliophila linearis var reticulata, Brassicaceae, Cape Peninsula
Heliophila linearis var reticulata, Brassicaceae, Cape Peninsula
Huernia transvaalensis (Carrion flower), Apocynaceae, Broederstroom, North West
Huernia transvaalensis (Carrion flower), Apocynaceae, Broederstroom, North West
Adenium obesum (Impala lily), Apocynaceae, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Adenium obesum (Impala lily), Apocynaceae, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Sutera/Jamesbrittenia/Lyperia sp. (tristis?), Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Sutera/Jamesbrittenia/Lyperia sp. (tristis?), Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Leucospermum gueinzii (Pincushion), Proteaceae, Jonkershoek, Western Cape
Leucospermum gueinzii (Pincushion), Proteaceae, Jonkershoek, Western Cape
Manulea tomentosa, Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Manulea tomentosa, Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Tinnea galpinii (?), Lamiaceae, Roossenekal, Mpumalanga
Tinnea galpinii (?), Lamiaceae, Roossenekal, Mpumalanga
Nemesia versicolor, Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Nemesia versicolor, Scrophulariaceae, Cape Peninsula
Pelargonium cucullatum, Geraniaceae, Cape Peninsula
Pelargonium cucullatum, Geraniaceae, Cape Peninsula
Pelargonium myrrhifolium, Geraniaceae, Jonkershoek, Western Cape
Pelargonium myrrhifolium, Geraniaceae, Jonkershoek, Western Cape
Senecio tamoides, Asteraceae, Woodbush, Limpopo
Senecio tamoides, Asteraceae, Woodbush, Limpopo
Sutera grandiflora, Scrophulariaceae, Roossenekal, Mpumalanga
Sutera grandiflora, Scrophulariaceae, Roossenekal, Mpumalanga
Tetragonia fruticosa, Aizoaceae, Cape Peninsula
Tetragonia fruticosa, Aizoaceae, Cape Peninsula
Wahlenbergia caledonica, Campanulaceae, Trichardt, Mpumalanga
Wahlenbergia caledonica, Campanulaceae, Trichardt, Mpumalanga
Albuca cooperi, Hyacinthaceae, Cape Town
Albuca cooperi, Hyacinthaceae, Cape Town
Aristea africana, Iridaceae, Jonkershoek
Aristea africana, Iridaceae, Jonkershoek
Geisorrhiza schinzii, Iridaceae, Houwhoek Pass
Geisorrhiza schinzii, Iridaceae, Houwhoek Pass
Moraea barnardi, Iridaceae, near Caledon. Very rare.
Moraea barnardi, Iridaceae, near Caledon. Very rare.
Tritonia lineata, Iridaceae, Caledon
Tritonia lineata, Iridaceae, Caledon
Scadoxus puniceus, Amaryllidaceae, Durban, occurring widespread
Scadoxus puniceus, Amaryllidaceae, Durban, occurring widespread
Cyrtanthus staadensis, Amaryllidaceae, Eastern Cape. Very rare.
Cyrtanthus staadensis, Amaryllidaceae, Eastern Cape. Very rare.
Thunbergia natalensis, Acanthaceae
Thunbergia natalensis, Acanthaceae
Xerophyta adendorffii (Behnke) sp nova, Velloziaceae, mountains in Northwest Province
Xerophyta adendorffii (Behnke) sp nova, Velloziaceae, mountains in Northwest Province
Nymphaea nouchali, Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaea nouchali, Nymphaeaceae
Gazania krebsiana, Asteraceae
Gazania krebsiana, Asteraceae
Xerophyta retinervis, Velloziaceae
Xerophyta retinervis, Velloziaceae
Xerophyta retinervis, Velloziaceae
Xerophyta retinervis, Velloziaceae
Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca, Scrophulariaceae
Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca, Scrophulariaceae
Heliophila sp., Brassicaceae
Heliophila sp., Brassicaceae
Old and new
Old and new
Geranium sp., Geraniaceae, Somerset-East
Geranium sp., Geraniaceae, Somerset-East