Family: Apocynaceae Habitat: Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, in rocky slopes or sandy plains, in places protected from the wind, under direct sunlight or [...]

Commiphora edulis

The name "Commiphora" comes from the Greek kommi, "gum" and "phorus", hole. Many species of Commiphora in fact form gummy resins such as Mecca balsam and myrrh (extracted from C. myrrha), which [...]

Crassula capitella

Crassula capitella is a tiny perennial herb with elongated, green leaves that turn into a bright red when they grow old.

Adenia spinosa

This plant can be found in the northern parts of South Africa in Limpopo province, in Botswana and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe it is considered a threatened species. It lives in sandy, rocky soil, in [...]


The plants of the Hoodia genus have a certain esternal similarity with cacti, although in reality it is a plant belonging to a totally different family (to Asclepiads, and in particular to the [...]