10 Years of articles about plants.
In keeping with our aim to use print resources and archived information to bring you the best, richest site of on- line information about the plants of southern Africa, we have reproduced selected articles from past issues (1990-1999) of Veld & Flora, the journal published the Botanical Society of South Africa. We are extremely grateful to the individual authors and to the Botanical Society for their consent to republish this material on this website.
GeneralVeld gardening by Ernst van Jaarsveld (several articles on how to create indigenous gardens in various parts of SA).
Aloe lutescens by C Todd and T Rambuda
Aspects of Ipomoea by Mienkie Welman - morning glories and moonflowers.
Bellflowers by Chris Cupido and Ferozah Conrad - about SA Campanulaceae
Between the tides and a hard place by G Maneveldt - surviving in the tidal zone
Carnivorous plants of South Africa by R Gibson
Christmas bells by Graham Duncan - about Sandersonia, Gloriosa and Littonia
Codon flowers by S Gess - pollination strategies
Dendrochronology by E February - tree rings
Euphorbia perangusta by Ralph Peckover - rare plant
Gardening with butterflies by Jill Reid
Geckos in the greenhouse by Ernst van Jaarsveld
Hesperantha by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning
Hypoxis by Y Singh
Indigenous climbers for the garden by Ernst van Jaarsveld
Ixias by Graham Duncan
Kniphofia bruceae by J C MacMaster - giant yellow poker
Lachenalias of the Eastern Cape by T Dold & D Weeks
Mutavhatsindi by Colleen Todd - a medicinal tree Brackenridgea zanguebarica
Obtaining a plant collecting permit - regulations on plant collecting in SA.
Rhizaheaths by C Builey - "sandy coatings" on grass roots.
SA Blubells by Sarah Gess - about Wahlenbergia
What flower is that? by Werner Voight - about saprophytic fungus Anthurus archeri
Brachystelma by Ralph Peckover - B. caudatum, a rare Western Cape species.
Birds, wasps and Tylecodon by S Gess et al - pollination of T.paniculatus and T.hallii.
Gardening for butterflies by Jill Reid - attracting the African monarch to your garden.
Greyia flanaganii by E M Steyn and G Smith
Heirs apparent by Caroline Joubert - plants thriving after the fire at Betty's Bay.
Nectar of the proteaceae by S Nicolson and B E van Wyk - different sugars in the nectar attract different pollinators.
Succulent euphorbias from Namibia by P Burgoyne and G Germishuizen
Sundews by Gavin Maneveldt - insect-eating Drosera species from the W.Cape.
Unusual geophytes of the succulent karoo by Karen Esler & Philip Rundel - bulbs whose form relates to function.
Buchus for every Garden by Brenda Szabo - aromatic plants from the Rutaceae.
Gardening with Gabions by Ernst van Jaarsveld - indigenous plants for terraced gardens.
How to conserve Carpobrotus by Glen du Preez and Karen Esler- suurvy jam.
Kalkoentjies by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning - Cape and Namaqualand Gladioli
Moraeas of the W Cape by Graham Duncan - rare species cultivated at Kirstenbosch.
Of crustose corallines and lichens by Gavin Maneveldt - marine life on seashore rocks
- Butterflies in your backyard by Jill Reid
Mimetes chrysanthus by John Winter and Hildegaard Crous
Amarylllis belladonna by SD Johnson and D Snijman - flowers best after fire.
Raphia palms at Mtunzini by Roy Osborne
Rare gladiolus found at Elim (Gladilous meridionalis) by Barry Heydenrych
Portrait of a medicinal tree (Warburgia salutaris) by Jeremy Hollman et al
What is Gladiolus cruentus? byJ manning and P Goldblatt
Rare and interesting plants of the Namib desert Part 3( Acanthosicyos horridus, Arthraerua leubnitziae and Orthanthera albida) by Magda Nel
Winterberg Cycad (Encephalartos cycadifolius) by J Donaldson
Clematis brachiata ex clematopsis scabiosifolia by Rachel Saunders
Kirstenbosch Bell by C B Tucker
Cupid comes in many guises by J Manning and Peter Goldblatt -about fly pollinators in the Overberg
Know your arums by Y Singh
Fynbos and Rodents by Jan Vlock
Aardvark and cucumber by J Hollman et al
Woodroses by C Dzerefos - shapes formed by parasitic mistletoes.
Surviving dessication by H Sherwin and J Farent - South African resurrection plants.
Love among the flowers by S Gess and F Gess- pollination of Monopsis debilis by special bee.
Staavias in cultivation by F Powrie
Mountain strawberries by D McDonald and J Donaldson -the strawberry everlasting, Syncarpha eximia
Turning the screws on bog bugs by N Crouch - the carnivorous plant Genlisea hispidula
Limestone fynbos by B Heydenrych - patches of limestone fynbos in S Cape.
Two oceans: influence on algae by Margo Branch
Swamp daisy and friends (Osmitopsis) by D McDonald
Treasures of semi-arid areas (Huernias and Duvalia) by B Pike
Why the halfmens faces North by P Rundel - Pachypodium namaquanum
Namib caper by E van Jaarsveld - Capparis hereroensis
Rare and interesting plants of the Namib deserts by Magda Nel - Part 1 Seed holding strategies of Rogeria longiflora, Aptosimum spinosa, Blepharis grossa, Geigeria ornativa
Fire and Ice by Shirley Pierce- using mesembs to stop fires.
Two rare Cape Amaryllid species by D Snijman - Haemanthus canaliculatus and Cyrthanthus leucanthus
Leucospermum praecox by O Malan and S Malan
Pyjamas in the veld (Androcymbium) by B Pike
Rare grass from table Mountain by N Barker - Pentamaris longiglumis
Soil and Seed harvesting ants in the karoo by R Dean and S Milton - harvester ants enrich patches of soil
Plight of Protea pruinosa by J Vlok - how this protea has adapted to harsh conditions
Beauty and the Beast by S Johnson and K Johnson - Cape orchid pollinated by horseflies
Remarkable nama plakkie by Ernst van Jaarsveld - Tylecodon singularis
Cape Sundew by R Gibson - Drosera capensis
Major re-discovery of Disa minor by H Kurzweil
Wild irises for the garden by Graham Duncan - Dietes species
Medicinal and aromatic plants by Gill Scott
Wild seringa by Danie Dry - Burkea africana
Ocotea bullata by M Thomas - growing stinkwood trees from cuttings
Coralline algae by D Keats
Buzz pollination of Orpheum frutescens by S Johnson
Confusing confetti bush by D McDonald - difference between Coleonema pulchellum and C. pulchrum
Betty's Bay fire stimulates display of orchids by W R Litveld and H Kurzweil
Compass flowers by E Moll - use a Leucospermum as a compass in the field.
Pelargonium tricolor by D McDonald and Fiona Powrie
Kukumakranka by C Lighton - Gethyllis afra
Kukumakranka- past and present by L Litved - Gethyllis species
Why is Haemanthus pumilo a rare and endangered species by A Summerfield
Woody iridaceae by Peter Goldblatt - Nivenia, Klattia and Witsenia
Welwitschia mirabilis in cultivation at Kirstenbosch by E van Jaarsveld
Ericas of the Cape Peninsula by Liz Ashton
Growing succulents under cover by Clive McDowall - article focuses on Asclepiads
Nara by Cornelius Berry - Acanthosicyos horridus - an edible melon from the desert
Plectranthus fruticosus and its cultivars by Ernst van Jaarsveld
Scents and sensibility by Steve Hammer - scent among the mesembs.
Heuweletjies by Guy Midgley and Timm Hoffman
Harvesting Seaweeds by Rob Anderson - Gelidium species
What are the implications of being a climbing plants by D Balfour and William Bond
Who says they are boring? by Fiona Powrie - Pelargoniums
Honey bells by Ernst van Jaarsveld - Freylinias
Enigmatic Clanwilliam cedar by P T Manders et al - Widdringtonia cedarbergensis
Cyrtanthus by G D Duncan
Fire-lilies by Pat Brown and Dave Le Maitre - Cyrtanthus ventricosus
A show of Plectranthus by Anthony Hitchcock
Indigenous plants for Cape Coastal gardens by Barrie Low
Success with Staavia dodii by Mary Wolff
Crinum bulbispermum by I Oliver
Wetland plants as craftwork resource by D Heinsohn and Tony Cunningham - especially Juncus krausii
Erica nana by Anthony Hitchcock
A quiet walk down the Camphor Avenue by H P Linder
SA Jasmines for the Garden by Rod Saunders
Bulbinella by Pauline Perry
Agathosma ovata by Mary Gould
On restios and roofs by Dr John Rourke - all about thatching reeds.
We are very grateful to the original authors and to the Botanical Society for permission to reproduce these articles. We apologise for the quality of the reproduction of some of these articles. To bring you the pages as they actually appeared, we have scanned them as jpegs and severely compressed them to speed up download time.
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