Bronberg plants

The following plants have been positively identified. The majority of plants listed below may be found in the books “Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld”, by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan, and “Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa”, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk. We thank the Dendrological Society for recent updates. There are a number of plants in the Conservancy which have not yet been positively identified. Note that grasses are listed on a separate page.

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    Scientific Name Common Name (English or Afrikaans) Tree number
    (where relevant)
    Acacia ataxacantha Flamethorn, Kraaldoring 160
    Acacia burkei Black monkey thorn, Swartapiesdoring 161
    Acacia caffra Common hook-thorn, Gewone haakdoring 162
    Acacia dealbata* Silver wattle, Silwerwattel X490
    Acacia karoo Sweet-thorn 172
    Acacia mearnsii* Black wattle, Swartwattel X494
    Acacia robusta Splendid thorn, Ankle thorn, Brack thorn, Enkeldoring, Brakdoring 183
    Acalypha angustata var. glabra Copper leaf, Katpisbossie -
    Acalypha villicaulus (=Acalypha petiolaris) - -
    Achyranthes aspera* Chaff flower, Langklits -
    Acrotome hispida - -
    Adromischus umbraticola Bontplakkie -
    Aeollanthus buchnerianus - -
    Alectra capensis - -
    Alectra orobanchioides Verfblommetjie -
    Aloe arborescens - -
    Aloe davyana var davyana - -
    Aloe marlothii Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn 29.5
    Aloe pretoriensis - -
    Aloe transvaalensis - -
    Aloe verecunda Grass aloe -
    Amaranthus hybridus* Pigweed, Misbredie -
    Ancylobotrys capensis (=Landolphia capensis) Wild apricot, Wilde-appelkoos -
    Anthericum cooperi - -
    Anthericum fasciculatum - -
    Anthospermum hispidulum - -
    Argemone ochroleuca* Mexican poppy, Bloudissel -
    Artemisia afra - -
    Asclepias affinis Cartwheels -
    Asclepias fruticosa Milkweed, Melkbos -
    Asparagus aethiopicus - -
    Asparagus angusticladus - -
    Asparagus cf cooperi - -
    Asparagus concinnus - -
    Asparagus laricinus (=Protasparagus laricinus) Wild asparagus/Katbos -
    Asparagus plumosus - -
    Asparagus setaceus (=Protasparagus setaceus) Asparagus fern -
    Asparagus suaveolens (Protasparagus suaveolens) Wild asparagus -
    Aster peglerae - -
    Babiana hypogea var hypogea Bobbejaanuintjie -
    Bauhinia galpinii Pride of de Kaap/ Vlam van die Vlakte
    280.2
    Becium angustifolium - -
    Becium obovatum var. obovatum - -
    Berkheya seminivea Disseldoring -
    Berkheya setifera Rasperdisseldoring -
    Bidens formosa - -
    Bidens pilosa* Blackjack, KnapsekÍrel -
    Bonatea speciosa var.antennifera Moederkappie (orchid) -
    Boophane disticha Poison bulb, Kopseerblom -
    Brachylaena rotundata Mountain silver oak, Bergvaalbos 730
    Buchnera longespicata - -
    Buddleja salviifolia Sagewood/Saliehout -
    Bulbine angustifolia - -
    Burkea africana Wild Seringa, Wildesering 197
    Callilepis leptophylla Bergbitterbossie -
    Calodendrum capense Cape chestnut, Wildekastaiing
    256
    Campuloclinium macrocephalum* Pompom weed/Pom-pom bossie
    -
    Canthium gilfillanii Velvet rock alder, Fluweelklipels 706
    Canthium mundianum Rock alder/Klipels 710
    Castalis spectabilis Bloubietou -
    Celtis africana White stinkwood, Witstinkhout 39
    Chaetacanthus costatus - -
    Chaetacanthus cf. setiger - -
    Chamaecrista comosa - -
    Chamaecrista mimosoides Fishbone cassia/Boesmanstee -
    Chascanum hederaceum (=Plexipus hederaceus) - -
    Cheilanthes hirta Parsley Fern -
    Chironia palustris subsp. transvaalensis Bitter root -
    Chironia purpurascens subsp. humilis (Gentian family) -
    Chortolirion angolense (=Haworthia angolensis) - -
    Clematis brachiata Traveller’s joy, Klimop -
    Cleome macrophylla - -
    Cleome maculata - -
    Cleome monophylla Spindlepod -
    Clerodendrum triphyllum - -
    Coccinia adoensis (cucumber family) -
    Combretum erythrophyllum River bushwillow, Vaderlandswilg 536
    Combretum molle Velvet bushwillow, Basterrooibos 537
    Commelina africana - -
    Commelina eckloniana - -
    Commelina erecta - -
    Commelina livingsonii - -
    Conyza bonariensis* Flax-leaf fleabane, Kleinskraalhans -
    Conyza podocephala - -
    Cotyledon orbiculata Pig’s ear, Plakkie -
    Crassula capitella - -
    Crassula setulosa var.setulosa - -
    Crassula swaziensis - -
    Craterostigma wilmsii - -
    Crepis hypochoeridea - -
    Cryptolepis oblongifolia Bokhoring -
    Cucumis anguria - -
    Cucumus zeyheri Wild cucumber -
    Cussonia paniculata Highveld cabbage tree, HoŽveldse kiepersol 563
    Cyanotis speciosa Doll’s powder puff, Bloupoeierkwassie -
    Cycnium adonense Ink plant, Inkblom -
    Cyperus dives - -
    Cyperus esculentus Yellow nutsedge -
    Dais cotinifolia Pompon tree, Basboom 521
    Datura stramonium* Thorn apple/ Olieboom -
    Dianthus mooiensis Wild pink, Wilde-angelier -
    Dichapetalum cymosum Gifblaar/poisonleaf -
    Dicoma anomala Maagbitterwortel -
    Dimorphotheca caulescens - -
    Diospyros lycioides subsp. guerkei Transvaal bluebush, Bloubos 605
    Diospyros whyteana Bladder nut, Swartbas 611
    Dipcadi cf. ciliare Slanguintjie, “snake onion” -
    Disperis cf. micrantha - -
    Dissotis debilis - -
    Dolichos angustifolius Wild pea, Wilde-ertjie -
    Dombeya rotundifolia Wild pear, Drolpeer 471
    Dovyalis zeyheri Wild apricot, Wilde-appelkoos 511
    Drimiopsis cf burkei - -
    Drosera burkeana
    Sundew
    -
    Drosera dielsiana - -
    Ehretia rigida Puzzle bush, Deurmekaarbos 657
    Ekebergia capensis Cape ash, Essenhout 298
    Elephantorrhiza burkei Sumach bean, Basboontjie 193
    Elephantorrhiza elephantina Elephant’s root, Olifantswortel -
    Englerophytum magalismontanum Transvaal milkplum, Stamvrug 581
    Eriosema cordatum - -
    Eriosema nutans - -
    Eriospermum abyssinicum (?) - -
    Erythrina lysistemon Coral tree 245
    Eucalyptus sideroxylon* Black ironbark, Swartbasbloekom -
    Euclea crispa Blue guarri, Bloughwarrie 594
    Eucomis autumnalis Pineapple flower, Wildepynappel -
    Eulophia clavicornis var. clavicornis - -
    Eulophia leontoglossa - -
    Eulophia ovalis subsp. ovalis - -
    Eulophia welwitschii - -
    Euryops laxus Resin bush, Harpuisbos -
    Felicia filifolia Draaibos, wild aster -
    Felicia muricata - -
    Ficus ingens Red leaved rock fig, Rooiblaarrotsvy 55
    Flaveria bidentis* Smelter’s bush, Smelterbossie -
    Freesia grandiflora (=Anomatheca grandiflora) - -
    Galinsoga parviflora* Gallant soldier, Knopkruid -
    Gazania krebsiana Butter flower, Botterblom -
    Gerbera ambigua - -
    Gerbera piloselloides Swartteebossie -
    Gladiolus crassifolius - -
    Gladiolus dalenii Wild gladiolus, Wildeswaardlelie -
    Gladiolus elliotii - -
    Gladiolus woodii - -
    Gnidia capitata Kerrieblom -
    Gnidia subulata - -
    Gomphrena celosioides* Bachelor’s button, Mierbossie -
    Graderia subintegra Wild penstemon -
    Guilleminea densa - -
    Gymnosporia buxifolia  Spike thorn, Pendoring 399
    Gymnosporia polyacantha Kraal Spike thorn, Kraal Pendoring -
    Gymnosporia tenuispina
    Bell Spike Thorn, Klokkiespendoring
    -
    Habenaria kraenzlinana - -
    Haemanthus humilis - -
    Hakea salicifolia* - -
    Halleria lucida Tree fucshia, Notsung 670
    Haplocarpha scaposa Tonteldoosbossie -
    Harveya pumila Geelinkblom -
    Hebenstretia angolensis Cats-tail, Katstert -
    Hebenstretia comosa Cats-tail, Katstert -
    Helichrysum aureonitens - -
    Helichrysum caespititium Speelwonderboom -
    Helichrysum callicomum - -
    Helichrysum cerastioides Woolbush, Wolbossie -
    Helichrysum chionosphaerum - -
    Helichrysum coriaceum Vaalteebossie -
    Helichrysum epapposum - -
    Helichrysum melanacme - -
    Helichrysum rugulosum - -
    Helichrysum setosum Yellow everlasting, Geelsewejaartjie -
    Helinus integrifolius Soap bush, seepbos -
    Heliophila rigidiuscula - -
    Hemizygia canescens - -
    Hemizygia cf petrensis - -
    Hemizygia pretoriae subsp pretoriae - -
    Hermannia depressa Rooi-opslag -
    Heteromorpha arborescens Parsley tree, wildepietersieliebos 568
    Hibiscus cannabinus - -
    Hibiscus aethiopicus - -
    Hibiscus engleri Wild hibiscus, Wildehibiskus -
    Hibiscus trionum* Bladderweed, Terblansbossie -
    Homeria pallida Yellow tulip, geeltulp -
    Hypochaeris radicata* Hairy wild lettuce, Harige skaapslaai -
    Hypoestes forskaolii - -
    Hypoxis acuminata - -
    Hypoxis hemerocallidea Gifbol -
    Hypoxis iridifolia - -
    Hypoxis rigidula Tulp -
    Indigastrum burkeanum (=Indigofera burkeana) - -
    Indigofera adenoides - -
    Indigifera alternans - -
    Indigofera daleoides - -
    Indigofera delagoensis - -
    Indigofera egens - -
    Indigofera hilaris - -
    Indigofera melanadenia - -
    Indigofera oxytropis - -
    Ipomoea crassipes - -
    Ipomoea oblongata (=Turbina oblongata) - -
    Ipomoea obscura var fragilis Wild petunia, Wildepatat -
    Ipomoea ommaneyi Beespatat -
    Ipomoea purpurea* Morning glory, Purperwinde -
    Ipomoea sinensis - -
    Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda X971
    Kalanchoe paniculata Krimpsiektebossie -
    Kalanchoe rotundifolia Nentabos -
    Kalanchoe thyrsiflora White lady, Geelplakkie -
    Kiggelaria africana Wild peach, Wilde perske 494
    Kohautia amatymbica - -
    Kyllinga alba Witbiesie -
    Lactuca inermis - -
    Lannea edulis Wild grape, Wildedruif -
    Lantana rugosa Bird’s brandy -
    Lapeirosia sandersonii Autumn painted petals, Blou-angelier -
    Ledebouria cooperi


    Ledebouria ovatifolia - -
    Leonotis dysophylla Wild dagga, Wildedagga -
    Leonotis microphylla Rock dagga, Klipdagga -
    Leonotis nepetifolia - -
    Leucas cf sexdentata - -
    Limeum viscosum - -
    Lippia rehmannii Laventelbossie -
    Lobelia erinus Wild lobelia -
    Lobelia flaccida - -
    Lopholaena coriifolia Pluisbossie -
    Lotononis bainesii - -
    Lotononis calycina - -
    Lotononis hirsuta - -
    Lotononis laxa - -
    Macrotyloma axillare - -
    Maerua cafra Common bush-cherry, witbos 133
    Merremia palmata - -
    Merremia tridentata - -
    Monopsis decipiens (=Lobelia decipiens) - -
    Monsonia angustifolia Crane’s bill, Angelbossie -
    Monsonia burkeana Naaldebossie -
    Moraea thomsonii Bloutulp -
    Mundulea sericea Cork bush, Visgif 226
    Myrica serrata Lance leaved wax berry/ smalblaarwasberrie
    38
    Myrothamnus flabellifolia Resurrection plant, Opstandingsplant -
    Myrsine africana Cape myrtle, VlieŽbos 577.1
    Nemesia fruticans Wildeleeubekkie -
    Nerine rehmannii - -
    Nidorella hottentotica - -
    Nolletia rarifolia - -
    Nuxia congesta Wild elder, Wildevlier 633
    Ochna pretoriensis Magalies Plane, Magaliesrooihout
    480.2
    Ochna pulchra Peeling Plane, Lekkerbreek 483
    Oenothera tetraptera* White evening primrose -
    Oldenlandia herbacea - -
    Opuntia ficus-indica* Boereturksvy, sweet prickly pear -
    Osyris quadripartita (=Osyris lanceolata) Transvaal sumach, Bergbas 100
    Oxalis obliquifolia Sorrel, Suring -
    Pachycarpus schinzianus Bitterwortel -
    Pachystigma thammus - -
    Parinari capensis Dwarf mobola, Grysappeltjie -
    Pavetta gardeniifolia Common Bride’s Bush, Christmas bush, Bruidsbos 716
    Pavetta zeyheri Small-leaved Bride’s Bush, Smalblaarbruidsbos
    722
    Pearsonia cajanifolia - -
    Pearsonia sessilifolia - -
    Pelargonium doomiticum - -
    Pelargonium luridum - -
    Pellaea calomelanos var. calomelanos Fern -
    Pentanisia angustifolia - -
    Pentarrhinum insipidum Donkieperske -
    Persicaria attenuata* - -
    Persicaria lapathifolia* Spotted knotweed, Hanekam -
    Peucedanum magalismontanum Wild parsley, Wildepietersielie -
    Phyllanthus parvulus Dye bush, Kleurbossie -
    Phymaspermum athanasioides - -
    Physalis angulata* - -
    Physalis viscosa* Sticky gooseberry, Klewerige appelliefie -
    Pinus patula* Patula pine, Treurden X35
    Pittosporum viridiflorum Cheesewood, kasuur 139
    Plantago lanceolata* Narrow leaved plantain, Oorpynhoutjie -
    Plectranthus hereroensis - -
    Plectranthus laxiflorus - -
    Plectranthus madagascariensis - -
    Polycarpaea corymbosa - -
    Polygala africana - -
    Polygala hottentotta - -
    Polygala uncinata Wild violet, Wildeviooltjie -
    Populus alba* - -
    Portulaca kermesina - -
    Portulaca quadrifida* - -
    Protea caffra Sugarbush/ suikerbos 87
    Protea roupelliae Transvaal silverleaf, Silwerblaarsuikerbos 96
    Protea welwitschii White sugarbush, Witsuikerbos, cluster-head sugarbush, Troshofiesuikerbos 98
    Psammotropha myriantha - -
    Pseudognaphalium luteo-album* (=Gnaphalium leuteo-album) Cud weed, Roerkruid -
    Pupalia lappacea subsp valentina - -
    Pygmaeothamnus zeyheri var. zeyheri Sand apple, Goorappel -
    Quercus robur* English Oak, Steeleik
    X312
    Rhoicissus revoilii Bitter forest grape 456.3
    Rhoicissus tridentata Bushman’s grape, Boesmansdruif 456.6
    Rhynchosia adenodes
    -
    -
    Rhynchosia caribaea - -
    Rhynchosia monophylla - -
    Rhynchosia totta - -
    Richardia brasiliensis Tropical Richardia, Tropiese-richardia -
    Rothmannia capensis Wild Gardenia, Wildekatjiepiering 693
    Sarcostemma viminale Melktou -
    Scabiosa albanensis - -
    Scabiosa columbaria Wild scabious, Bitterbos -
    Scadoxus puniceus Paintbrush, Rooikwas -
    Schistostephium crataegifolium Bergkruie -
    Schotia brachypetala Weeping boer-bean, Huilboerboen 202
    Searsia discolor Grassveld Currant, Grasveldtaaibos
    -
    Searsia lancea Karee 386
    Searsia magalismontana
    subsp magalismontana
    Magalies Dwarf Currant, Magaliesbergtaaibos -
    Searsia pyroides Common wild currant, Taaibos 392
    Searsia zeyheri Blue currant, Bloutaaibos 396.1
    Sebaea grandis - -
    Selaginella dregii (moss-like) -
    Senecio erubescens - -
    Senecio inornatus - -
    Senecio lygodes - -
    Senecio oxyriifolius False nasturtium, Kappertjieblaar -
    Senecio pentactinus - -
    Senecio venosus - -
    Sida dregei Spider-leg -
    Sida rhombifolia Arrowleaf sida, Taaiman -
    Silene bellidioides - -
    Solanum elaeagnifolium* Silverleaf bitter apple, Satansbos -
    Solanum incanum Bitter apple, Bitterappel -
    Solanum mauritianum* Bugweed, Luisboom -
    Solanum nigrum* - -
    Solanum pseudocapsicum* Jerusalem cherry, Bosgifappel -
    Solanum retroflexum Black nightshade, Nastergal -
    Solanum rigescens Wildelemoentjie -
    Solanum sisymbrifolium Wild tomato, Doringbitterappel -
    Sonchus nanus - -
    Sonchus oleraceus* Sow thistle, Sydissel -
    Sonchus wilmsii Milk thistle, Melkdissel -
    Sphenostylis angustifolia Wild sweetpea, Wilde-ertjie -
    Stachys caffra - -
    Stachys natalensis var natalensis - -
    Stapelia gigantea Giant carrion flower, Reuse-aasblom -
    Stoebe vulgaris Bankrupt bush, Bankrotbos -
    Streptocarpus vandeleurii Olifantsoor, Elephant’s ear -
    Striga elegans Large witch-weed, Grootrooiblom -
    Striga gesnerioides - -
    Strychnos pungens Spine leaved monkey orange, Stekelblaarklapper 628
    Sutera caerulea Ruikbossie -
    Sutera levis - -
    Sutera palustris - -
    Tagetes minuta* Khaki weed, Kakiebos -
    Tapinanthus rubromarginatus Lighted matches, Vurhoutjies -
    Tapinanthus natalitius Birdlime bush, VoŽlent -
    Tephrosia acaciifolia - -
    Tephrosia capensis - -
    Thesium utile Besembossie -
    Tithonia rotundifolia* Red sunflower -
    Triumfetta cf pilosa - -
    Typha capensis Bulrush, Papkuil -
    Ulmus parvifolia - -
    Ursinia nana - -
    Vahlia capensis - -
    Vangueria infausta Wild medlar, Mispel 702
    Vangueria parvifolia (Tapiphyllum parvifolium) Mountain medlar, Bergmispel 703
    Verbena bonariensis* Wild verbena, Blouwaterbossie -
    Verbena brasiliensis* - -
    Verbena venosa* - -
    Vernonia galpinii Perskwasbos -
    Vernonia oligocephala Bitterbossie, Amarabossie -
    Vernonia staehelinoides Blue teabush, Blouteebossie -
    Viscum rotundifolium Mistletoe, VoŽlent -
    Wahlenbergia caledonica - -
    Wahlenbergia virgata - -
    Walafrida tenuifolia - -
    Withania somnifera - -
    Xerophyta retinervis Monkey’s tail, Bobbejaanstert -
    Zanthoxylum capense Small knobwood, Kleinperdepram 253
    Zinnia peruviana* Wildejakobregop -
    Ziziphus mucronata Buffalo-thorn, Blinkbaar-wag-’n-bietjie 447
    Ziziphus zeyheriana Dwarf buffalo-thorn, Dwerg- blinkbaar-wag-’n-bietjie -
    Zornia linearis - -

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