Trees & Shrubs

Trees & Shrubs of Fountainhill Estate    
Botanical name Common name Zulu name
Acacia ataxacantha Flame Thorn umThathawe/uBophe/uGagane
Acacia caffra Common Hook Thorn umNyamazani
Acacia davyi Corky Thorn iPhuthwa
Acacia gerarrdii Red Thorn umPhuze/umSama
Acacia natalitia Pale-bark Sweet Thorn umuNga
Acacia mearnsii Black Wattle  
Acacia melanoxylon Blackwood  
Acacia nilotica (karroo) Scented Thorn umNqawe
Acacia robusta Ankle Thorn umNgamanzi
Acacia sieberiana Paperbark Thorn umKhamba
Acacia tortilis Umbrella Thorn isiShoba
Acalypha glabrata Forest False-nettle isiThombothi
Albizia adianthifolia Flat Crown  
Allophylus africanus African False-currant  
Aloe arborescens Krantz Aloe umHlabana
Aloe barberae (bainesii) Tree Aloe  
Aloe ferox Bitter Aloe  
Aloe marlothii Mountain Aloe  
Antidesma venosum Tasselberry Umnangazi
Apodytes dimidiata White Pear Umdakan
Englerophytum natalense Natal Milk Plum Umthongwane
Berchemia zeyheri Red Ivory umNini
Boscia albitrunca Shepherd’s Tree uMviti
Brachylaena discolor Coast Silver Leaf  
Brachylaena elliptica Bitter-leaf Silver-oak isiDuliehlathi
Bridelia micrantha Mitzeeri Umhlahla mangewibi
Buddleja saligna False Olive iGqeba-elimhlope
Burchellia bubalina Wild Pomegranate uQongqo
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush  
Calodendrum capense Cape Chestnut Umbaba
Calpurnia aurea Natal Laburnum umLalandlovana
Canthium ciliatum Hairy Turkey-berry  
Canthium inerme Common Turkey-berry umVuthwamini/isiTobe
Canthium mundianum Rock Alder umNgalambele
Capparis tomentosa Woolly Caper Bush umQoqolo
Carissa macrocarpa Amatungulu  
Cassinopsis tinifolia False Lemon-thorn Isolemamba
Catunaregam obovata    
Celtis africana White Stinkwood Ndwandwazane/umVumu
Cereus jamacaru Queen of the Night  
Chionanthus peglerae Giant Pock-ironwood Isizimane
Clausena anisata Perdepis isiFudu
Cleistanthus schlechteri False Tamboti Umzithi
Clematis brachiata    
Clerodendrum glabrum Tinderwood umQoqonga
Coddia rudis Small Bone-apple umDondwane
Combretum erythrophyllum River Bushwillow umDubu
Combretum molle Velvet Bushwillow umBondwe
Commiphora harveyi Copper-stem Corkwood umBumbungwane
Commiphora marlothii Paperbark Corkwood  
Craibia zimmermannii Sand Peawood Ubambulenyoka
Croton gratissimus Kalahari Boegoe Umdoni
Croton sylvaticus Woodland Croton Indumbahlozi
Cryptocarya liebertiana Wild Quince  
Cryptocarya woodii Cape Quince umThongwane
Cussonia paniculata Mountain Cabbage Tree Umhluti
Cussonia spicata Common Cabbage Tree  
Cyathea dregei Common Tree Fern  
Dais cotinifolia Pompon Tree  
Dalbergia obovata Climbing Flat-bean uDukuduku
Dichrostachys cinerea Sickle-bush  
Diospyros lycioides Bluebush umBulwa
Diospyros natalensis Acorn Jackal-berry Amasinda
Dombeya rotundifolia Common Wild Pear iNhlinziyonkhulu
Dovyalis caffra Kei-apple  
Dovyalis zeyheri Apricot Kei-apple umNyazuma
Dracaena aletriformis Large-leaf Dragon Tree  
Drypetes gerrardii Forest Ironplum Umthwakele
Ehretia rigida Puzzle Bush uMankhele
Ekebergia capensis Cape Ash Umgenya
Englerophytum natalense (Bequertiodendron) Natal Milkplum umThongwane
Erythrina lysistemon Common Coral Tree umSinsi
Eucalyptus camadulensis Red Gum  
Euclea crispa Blue Guarri iDungamuzi
Euclea natalensis Hairy Guarri iChitamuzi
Euclea undulata Common Guarri umishekisane
Eugenia capensis Dune Myrtle uGqiya
Eugenia natalitia Forest Myrtle umBhovane
Euphorbia ingens Naboom  
Faurea saligna Boekenhout iSefu
Ficus burkei Common Wild Fig umThombe
Ficus burtt-davyi Veld Fig umThombe
Ficus glumosa Mountain Fig umDende
Ficus ingens Red-leaf Rock Fig  
Ficus lutea Giant-leaf Fig umTombetombe
Ficus natalensis Natal Fig Umthombe
Garcinia gerrardii Forest Mangosteen Isibinda
Gardenia thunbergia White Gardenia umKhwakhwane
Grewia occidentalis Cross Berry  
Grevillea robusta Silky Oak  
Halleria lucida Tree Fuchsia  
Harpephyllum caffrum Wild Plum Umgwenya
Heteromorpha trifoliata Parsley Tree umBangandlala
Heteropyxis natalensis Lavender Tree umKhuze
Hippobromus pauciflorus False Horsewood isiPhahluka
Hyperacanthus amoenus Spiny-gardenia  
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda  
Jasminum multipartitum    
Kigelia africana Sausage Tree umVunguta/umBongothi/iBelendlovu
Lantana camara Lantana umFufonyane
Leucaena leucocephala Giant Wattle  
Leucosidea sericea Ouhout  
Lippia javanica Bushman’s Tea  
Margarataria discoidea (Phyllanthus) Peacock Berry Umadlozini
Maytenus heterophylla (Gymnosporia glaucophylla) Blue Spikethorn isiHlangu
Maytenus nemorosa (Gymnosporia nemorosa) White Forest Spikethorn umHlangwe
Maytenus undata Koko-tree iDohame
Melia azedarach Syringa iSilinga
Millettia grandis Umzimbeet umSimbithi
Monanthotaxis caffra Dwaba-berry umaVumba
Monodora junodii Green-apple Umkotshi
Mystroxylon aethiopicum(Cassine aethiopica) Kooboo-berry umGunguluzane
Obetia tenax Mountain Nettle imBati
Ochna natalitia Natal Plane isiBomvu
Ochna serrulata Small-leaf Plane umBovu
Olea europaea Wild Olive Umhlwati
Olea woodiana Forest Olive Umqugunya
Opuntia ficus-indica Sweet Prickly Pear  
Ozoroa paniculosa Resin-tree isiFice
Pachystigma macrocalyx Rock Crowned-medlar isiPuthe
Pappea capensis Jacket-plum Umkhokhwane
Peltophorum africanum African-wattle umSehle
Phoenix reclinata Wild Date Palm  
Podocarpus falcatus Outeniqua Yellowwood Umsonti
Podocarpus latifolius Real Yellowwood Umkhoba
Polygala myrtifolia September Bush  
Psydrax locuples Krantz Quar isiKhondlwane
Pterocelastrus echinatus White Candlewood uSahlulamanye
Putterlickia verrucosa Forest False-spikethorn uHlinzanyaka
Protorhus longifolia Red-beech Umhluti
Prunus africana Red-stinkwood umDumezulu
Psidium guajava Guava  
Psychotria capensis Black Bird-berry  
Ptaeroxylon obliquum Sneezewood Umthathe
Pteleopsis myrtifolia Stink-bushwillow uMwandla
Rhoicissus tomentosa Common Forest Grape isiNwazi
Rhoicissus tridentata Bushman’s Grape umThwazi/isiNwazi
Rothmania capensis Common Rothmannia  
Rothmania fischeri Woodland Rothmania umKotshi-wenyama
Rothmania globosa September Bells umPhazane/isiGcatha-inkobe
Schefflera umbellifera False Cabbage Tree Umsengembuzi
Schotia brachypetala Weeping Boer-bean Umgxamu
Sclerocarya birrea Marula Umganu
Scutia myrtina Cat-thorn isiBinda
Searsia chirindensis (Rhus) Red Currant umHlabamvubu
Searsia dentata Nana-berry  
Searsia lucida Glossy Currant  
Searsia pentheri Crow-berry  
Searsia pyroides Firethorn Currant  
Searsia rehmanniana Blunt-leaf Crow-berry  
Searsia rigida    
Senna didymobotrya Peanut Butter Cassia  
Sesbania punicea Sesbania  
Sideroxylon inerme White-milkwood umaKhwelafingqane
Spirostachys africana Tamboti Umthombotii
Solanum aculeastrum Goat Apple  
Solanum mauritianum Bugweed  
Stachys byzantina    
Strelitzia nicolai Natal Wild Banana  
Suregada africana Common Canary-berry umHlebesi-omhlope
Syzygium cordatum Umdoni Umdoni
Syzygium gerrardii Forest Umdoni Umwhlathi
Tabernaemontana elegans Toad-tree  
Tabernaemontana ventricosa Forest Toad-tree  
Teclea gerrardii Zulu Cherry-orange uMozane
Teclea natalensis Natal Cherry-orange Umzane
Tecomaria capensis Cape Honeysuckle  
Terminalia phanerophlebia Lebombo Cluster-leaf amaNgwe-omphofu
Terminalia sericea Silver Cluster-leaf amhlope
Trema orientalis Pigeonwood  
Tricalysia capensis Forest Jackal-coffee inDulwane
Trichilia dregeana Forest Natal Mahogany Umkhulu
Trichilia emetica Natal Mahogany Mkuhla
Turraea floribunda Honeysuckle-tree Umadlozana
Plumbago Plumbago  
Vangueria infausta Wild Medlar umThulwa
Ximenia caffra Natal Sourplum umGwenya
Zanthoxylum capense Small Knobwood amaBelentombi
Zanthoxylum davyi (Fagara capensis) Forest Knobwood  
Ziziphus mucronata Buffalo-thorn umPhafa/umLahlankosi