Tag Archives: KwaZulu-Natal

Vernonella africana Sond.

African Vernonella (Vernonella africana)

The African Vernonella inhabited a quite small area of coastal grassland along the eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa which tioday is almost entirely transformed by agriculture and urban development.

This species was last found in 1895 and is now considered extinct.


edited: 02.10.2020

Barleria natalensis Lindau

Natal Barleria (Barleria natalensis)

The Natal Barleria is known only from the type material that was collected in 1890 at Verulam, a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The type locality has been completely transformed to commercial sugarcane cultivation; the plant has not been found since the type collection and is most likely extinct now.


edited: 16.05.2022

Riocreuxia woodii N. E. Br.

Wood’s Riocreuxia (Riocreuxia woodii)  

This species, described in 1908, was endemic to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  

The species was a climbing plant with heart-shaped leaves and lantern-shaped flowers.  


edited: 31.10.2017