South African Indigenous Plant Catalogue


  • Xerophyta retinervis

    Xerophyta retinervis

    Black-stick lily, Bobbejaanstert, sifunti, isigqumana, isiphmba

    Xerophyta retinervis is a hardy, deciduous, slow growing, perennial plant that has blackened, hairy stems. In the winter months they look as if they have been burnt and in a lot of cases have actually been burnt. They are totally transformed in the early summer (September to November), when they spr...
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  • Xerophyta viscosa

    Xerophyta viscosa

    Small Black-stick Lily, Bobbejaanstert, lefiroane

    Xerophyta viscosa is a hardy, slow growing, deciduous perennial plant has blackened, hairy stems. In the winter months they look as if they have been burnt and, in a lot of cases, have actually been burnt. They are totally transformed in the early summer November  to April. In spring it spro...
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