Articles by Geoff Nichols


PLANT OF THE MONTH By Geoff Nichols Haemanthus albiflos; White Paint Brush; Witpoeierkwas (Afrikaans) licishamlilo (Siswati); uzaneke, uzeneke (Zulu) This plant is heavily utilised by traditional healers and herb gatherers for use in traditional medicine. It has declined in the wild, where it occurs on our eastern seaboard in coastal thickets and drier forests from …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH By Geoff Nichols Aneilema aequinoctiale; ClingingAneilema; idangaban e elikhulu (Zulu) This is the cousin of last month’s Blue flowered Aneilema. This plant is more common in the damper edges of forest, and with us here in KwaZulu-Natal, it is found in swamp forest. The first time you’ll notice it is when …

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