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Madagascan Plants

Euphorbia antso - Much branched shrub to small tree of up to 15m. Flowers are green with some y ellow and red parts.

R 120.00

Moringa hildebrandtii - Tree species with massiv e water storing trunk. Extinct in the wild. The beautif ul, f inely dev ided leav es can get up to 1m in length. Produce masses of iv ory -white f lowers

R 110.00

Moringa drouhardii - Bottle Tree. From the spiny f orrests of Madascar. The name comes f rom the bloated white trunk of this beautif ul f ast growing tree.

R 90.00

Delonix floribunda - Y ellow Flamboy ant. Produces v ery large f lat heads of y ellow f lowers in late spring. Used to be called Delonix adansoniodes, ref erring to the resemblance of this tree to Adansonia (Baobab). Tree of between 3 and 9m in height with a succulent, cigar shaped trunk and an umbrella -shaped crown.

R 100.00

Delonix pumila - The dwarf Flamboy ant grows to about 3m in height with a stem of about 50cm wide. They produce lov ely white f lowers with pink stamens topped with large y ellow balls of pollen.

R 120.00

Delonix decaryi - Has 7.5cm wide white f lowers with long red stamens. The 4 petals become y ellowish as they age.A pachy caul tree of between 4 and 10m in height with an umbrella-shaped tree. Swollen, bottleshaped trunk of up to 80cm in diameter.

R 110.00

Bauhinia madagascariensis - Lov ely shrub f rom the drier areas of Madagascar with bright red and green f lowers.

R 110.00

Bauhinia grandidieri - Dwarf orchid tree/Blue orchid tree. Sprawling tree under 3m in height, with a windswept habit. It grows in arid f orests in Madagascar with blueish/purple f lowers f rom spring to autumn. Perf ect f or bonsai.

R 90.00

Bauhinia monandra - Napoleon's plume. Pink f lowers with a dark magenta blotch and y ellow spots on one petal f or up to 4 months of the y ear. Grows up to 3m in height

R 90.00

Acacia bellula - Attractiv e Acacia f rom Madagascar with grey -green leav es on arching branches.

R 90.00

Senna meridionalis - Lov ely plant f or Bonsai lov ers. This small-growing shrub has thick branches and lov ely , small, drak green leav es.

R 80.00

Colvillea racemosa - Colv ille's Glory tree. Spectacular f lowering tree, f ast growing, can reach 12m in height. Deciduous, sof t f ern-like f oliage and beautif ul cy lindrical or cone shaped clusters of bright orange f lowers that are bright red in bud.

R 110.00

Adansonia grandidieri - Grandidier's Baobab. The grandest and most f amous of the Madagascan baobabs and it is endangered in its natural habitat. These are the f amous trees making up the much photographed Baobab av enue in Madagascar.

R 150.00

Adansonia perieri - Perier's Baobab. The most endangered of the baobab species. This is a rainf orest species. The f lowers are light y ellow or orange y ellow.

R 250.00

Adansonia suarezensis - Suarez Baobab. Endangered in its natural habitat. Up to 25m tall with a trunk diameter of 2m. Flat topped crow with almost horisontal branches. Palmate (handshaped) leav es and white f lowers.

R 150.00

Adansonia rubrostipa - (Adansonia f ony ). The smallest baobab of Madacascar (about 4 5m in height). a distinctiv e and rather bizarrelooking tree, with a massiv e, smooth, swollen trunk, and a relativ ely compact crown of short, thick branches. Flowers are bright y ellow to orange y ellow.

R 180.00

Adansonia za - The most widespread of the Madagascan baobabs grows between 5 and 30m in height.It usually has a single, cy lindrical or slightly tapering trunk. Bark grey . The f lowers are y ellow with a red caly x

R 150.00

Cyphostemma elephantopus - Elephant-f oot grape tree. Massiv e, abov e-ground f lask-like caudex with a tapering shape, a bit like an elephant's f oot.

R 110.00

Euclinia suavissima - Deciduous tree related to Gardenia with large, f rangrant, showy white f lowers appearing bef ore the new leav es in spring.

R 150.00

Pachypodium decaryi - Fragrant, white f lowers of up to 10cm in diameter carried abov e the hairy leav es. Rare in nature. Producing a large almost round caudex with branching .

R 120.00

Pachypodium geayi - It has a metallic grey trunk. Leav es are thin and grey -green, with a bright pink mid-rib. The plant has white f lowers. One of the largest of the Madagascar species.

R 150.00

Pachypodium meridionale - Upt o 19m in height with a large bottle trunk. The f lowers are beautif ul with long narrow petals and are white f lushed with pink and magenta at v arious interv als.

R 110.00

Pachypodium sofiense - Forms large braching succulent plants with white f lowers.

R 110.00

Pachypodium baronii subsp.baronii Grows up to 3m in height with beautif ul crimson coloured f lowers.

R 150.00

Pachypodium ambongense - 1m to 2m in height. White f lowers with y ellowish-green inside the tube.Bark is grey -green. Glossy dark green leav es.

R 120.00

Pachypodium gracilius - A spiny globular caudex of up to 40cm in height and width. Plants hav e hairy leav es and bright, lemony ellow f lowers.

R 110.00

Pachypodium mikea - Very Rare! Height 5m. White f lowers. Recently described species. Similar to Pacy podium lamerii but with dif f erent f lower structure and more branching.

R 110.00

Pacypodium rutenbergianum - The deciduos leav es are long, narrow and green with a lighter green v ein running the length of the leaf . The leav es f orm around the growth tips of the trunk. The trunk is a smooth silv ery brown and the plant may reach 8-10m with some time. Flowers are large white with a y ellow center and perf umed.

R 90.00

Pachypodium densiflorum - A succulent shrublet with a swollen stem that can attain a diameter of up to 2 m and a height of ± 0.7 m. It carries many short and upright, spiny branches. Flowers are y ellow or sometimes tinted deep y ellow and orange and appear in springtime. Plants grow in southern, central and northern Madagascar on granite outcrops at altitudes of ± 1 500 m.

R 90.00

Pachypodium cactipes - A squat pachy caul with a smooth trunk that turns silv er gray as it ages. Af ter the plant f irst f lowers, it begins to branch until it f orms a head of short, thick, tapered branches with groups of leav es sprouting f rom the tips of the branches.Blooms in the late winter and early spring bef ore the leav es appear. The openf aced canary y ellow f lowers are carried at the end of long stalks.

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Commiphora guilaumini - Occurs in dry deciduous f orests of western Madagascar. The bark f lakes to rev eal the green stems beneath.

R 100.00

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Commiphora humbertii - Dev elops a thick club-shaped trunk. Glossy bright green deciduous leav es. Much-branched shrub to small tree. Great f or bonsai culture.Green stem cov ered in a f laky , cream-coloured bark.

R 110.00

Rhigozum madacascariensis - An ideal shrub or small tree to bring lif e to gardens in dry areas where water is in short supply . It turns into a spectacular showy sight af ter the f irst rains in spring or early summer when it is cov ered in a mass of bright y ellow f lowers. When rain is sporadic it may hav e sev eral f lushes of bloom.

R 90.00

Hibiscus ferrugineus - A shrub of up to 1.6m in height with lov ely bright red f lowers and hairy leav es.

R 80.00

Phyllartron comorense - Tree of up to 20m, ev ergreen, can withstand dry periods. Flowers pink, sometimes whitish, 3cm diameter in clusters. Very interesting long leav es.

R 180.00

Perichlaena richardii - Climbing shrub. Leav es with many dif f rent coulours, ranging f rom pink to glaucous green. The large f lowers are wine red. Endemic genus with a single species.

R 110.00

Bauhinia humblotiana - This v ery rare plant has only recently been re-discov ered af ter it was thought to be extinct. It is one of the most spectacular of Bauhinias with its large pure white f lowers of up to 20cm in diameter.

R 450.00

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Strongylodon siderospermum - Red jade v ine. The plants are basically the same in habit as the real Jade v ine with the same lov ely glossy leav es and wine-coloured new shoots.

R 210.00

Rhopalocarpus lucidus - Not only an endemic species and genus but the f amily Sphaerocepalaceae is endemic to Madagascar. Nice shrub with litchi-ty pe f ruit (but non edible)

R 150.00

Chadsia grevei - Elegant species endemic to subarid thickets and woodlands of Toliara, Madagascar between 0-500m elev ation. Looks v ery delicate but is actually quite drought tolerant. Heads of long orange-red f lowers in spring.

R 80.00

Fernandoa madagascariensis - This small tree has bright red trumpet-shaped f lowers. An outstanding f lowering tree in warmer climates. Can handle colder weather but no f rost.

R 110.00

Stereospermum euphorioides - Tree of up to 20-30m. Flowers in groups, up to 8cm in diameter, whitish pink. Summer f lowering.

R 90.00

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Alluaudia ascendens - Octopus Tree, sometimes also called lemur trees as the lemurs hop f rom one to another in the dry f orrests of Madagascar. These should not be conf used with Alluay dia procera which is commenly av ailable in South Af rica. Can grow up to 15m tall.

R 150.00

Exotic Trees and Shrubs

Plumeria alba - Pagoda tree/White Frangipanai. Plumeria alba is a large ev ergreen shrub with narrow elongated leav es, large highly perf umed white f lowers with a y ellow center. Originally f rom Central America and the Caribbean.

R 120.00

Plumeria caracasana - Very beautif ul and unusual ev ergreen medium sized f rangipani tree. It is closely related to Plumeria pudica and has the same beautif ul dark green, glossy , spoon shaped leav es but rows into a tree and the leav es are much larger and f rond like giv ing a v ery tropical rainf orest plant look. The tree does not sucker f rom the lower trunk. It grows into a beautif ully shaped tree with a clean trunk with v ery smooth silv er grey bark. Plumeria sericifolia - Nativ e to the Hispaniola, Cuba and the Y ucatan Peninsula. Upright plants f orming a v ase or umbrellashaped tree. The semi-ev ergreen leav es are elliptical to lance-shaped, leathery , arranged spirally around the stems at the ends of the branches, smooth and the smallest of the Plumeria species.The white, f ragrant f lowers with y ellow ey es are f unnel-shaped ending in petal-like lobes which usually ov erlap to the lef t. Bauhinia saccocalyx - Small compact tree with 5-8cm butterf ly bi-f old leav es and clusters of small white f lowers during spring summer. Great f or small gardens or containers. Butterf ly and bee attractor. Can tolerate some f rost.

R 150.00

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R 90.00

Bauhinia divaricata - Dwarf Orchid Tree. Very hard to f ind Bauhinia. Collectible item! A beautif ul, small tree with curious pink and white f lowers. Ideal f or spaces where they can be observ ed and appreciated up close.

R 120.00

Gardenia subacaulis - Originates f rom Zambia. This Gardenia produces v ery large underground stems (known as lignotubers) to be able to withstand v eld f ires. Flowers v ery similar to our indigenous Gardenia thunbergii.

R 120.00

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Gardenia brachythamnus - A little known species f rom Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

R 120.00

Otacanthus caeruleus - Brazillian snapdragon. Free branching spreading small shrub with bluish mauv e f lowers with white ey e. Leav es are v ery f ragrant resembling pine scent. Ev erbloomer. Pref ers acid soil.

R 120.00

Indigenous trees and shrubs

Voacanga thouarsii - A medium much branched tree of up to 15m. The beautif l, f ragrant white f lowers are carried in heads between the glossy green leav es mainly in summer. Very interesting f ruit are produced af ter the f lowers are pollinated.

R 140.00

Calodendrum capense - Cape Chestnut. One of the most beautif ull f lowering trees of south Af rica. It grows to be up to 20m in height. It is a f ast grower and produces masses of f lowers which v ary f rom white with pink speckles to a deep pink. Flowers mostly in summer. Can handle some cold weather.

R 140.00

Barringtonia racemosa - Powder puf f tree. This beautif ul mangrov e tree is easily recognized by its large leav es, delicate white f lowers and guav a-like f ruit that hang in long racemes.

R 90.00

Xylotheca kraussiana - Af rican-dogrose. Shrub or small tree up to 10m. The lov ely white, sweetly scented f lowers are quite large, up to 7cm in diameter with lots of y ellow stamens in the centre. Can f lower throughout the y ear.

R 120.00

Tinnea barbata - Bush v iolet. This is a superb little shrub, which is related to salv ias. Delicate, deep purple-blue f lowers dangling f rom the erect branches like little ornaments are this shrub's best f eature.

R 90.00

Creepers

Mucuna sloanei - Horse-ey e bean. Wide spread in tropical Af rica f rom Sierra Leone to DRC and Angola. A f ast growing creeper which can reach 5-6m in height. These plants f lower most months of the y ear with a short rest in winter. The f lowers are y ellow-green.

R 120.00

Thunbergia mysorensis - Lady slipper v ine. The v ine, nativ e to India of ten reaches 6 metres and has narrow leav es. The f lowers are shaped like pendants and are brownish red with a y ellow center, and bloom f rom Spring to Autumn. The inf lorescences hang down and can reach a lenght of up to 2m. Can handle cool temperatures - protect f rom f rost.

R 150.00

Thunbergia grandiflora - Bengal Clock v ine. A beautif ul f ast growing creeper originates f rom India and will quickly cov er a pergola or a wire f ence. The lov ely , large blue f lowers are produced f rom early summer to late winter. Can handle cool temperatures - protect f rom f rost.

R 100.00

Tecomanthe dendrophila - New Guinea Trumpet v ine. A f abulous woody climber that has the unique botanical ability to f orm blooms of f its old woody stems. The bi-colored, 10cm rose-red f lowers hav e creamy white tips, which f orm in large umbels during late winter and spring. Giv e plenty of room to grow and witness a spectacular display unf old. Flowering begins once the v ine f orms a rough bark, then blooms emerge f rom the same stem y ear af ter y ear. Protect f rom f rost. Quisqualis indica - Rangoon creeper. can reach f rom 2.5 meters to up to 8 meters. The f lowers are f ragrant and tubular and open white, change to pink, then bright red ov er a 23 day period. The f ruit tastes like almonds when mature. Can handle some f rost as goes semi dormant or die back in lower temperatures, but come back when weather warms up in spring.

R 150.00

R 150.00

Ipomoea horsfalliae - Cardinal Creeper. This exceptionl creeper has deep wine coloured buds which looks like berries f ollowed by beautif ul purplish-red f lowers. The leav es are also v ery attrractiv e, being dark gren and glossy . Protect f rom f rost.

R 150.00

Phaseolus caracalla - Snail Vine, originating in tropical South America and Central America. A perennial v ine which has f ragrant y ellow and purple with a distinctiv e curled shape similar in appearance to a snails shell. Can handle light f rost.

R 90.00

Aristolochia trilobata (macrura) - Has beautif uly marked glossy leav es and incredibly weird f lowers. Like a Strophanthus, it has long streamers f rom the f lowers that can get ov er a f oot long.These streamesr and the inside of the f lower is a dark v elv ety maroon, almost black. Its Nepenthes like blooms distinguish it f rom other Aristolochias such as elegans, gigantea, brasiliensis and ringens. Can tolerate light f rosts.

R 120.00

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