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Pilanesberg is located within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

There is a fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall which give rise to different patterns of vegetation – wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges.

Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s Big Five. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable.

Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

Mammal List

Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa & is also home to the Big 5.

GROUPING SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
THICK SKINNED MAMMALS
Loxodonta africana
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
African Elephant
Tlou
Afrika-olifant
Afrikanischer Elephant
Eléphant d’ Afrique
Elefante Africano
Syncerus caffer
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Cape Buffalo
Nare
Kaapse Buffel
Büffel
Buffle d’ Afrique
Bufalo Africano
Hippopotamus amphibius
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Hippopotamus
Kubu
Seekoei
Flusspferd
Hippopotame
Hipopotamo
Diceros bicornis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Black Rhinocerous
Tshukudu e ntsho
Swartrenoster
Spitzmaulnashorn
Rhinocéros noir
Rinoceronte negro
Ceratotherium simum
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
White Rhinoceros
Tshukudu e tshweu
Witrenoster
Breitmaulnashorn
Rhinocéros blanc
Rinoceronte blanco
CARNIVORES
Cats
Felis silvestris lybica
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
German
French
African Wild Cat
Vaalboskat
Phage
Afrikanische Wildkatze
Chat sauvage d’ Afrique
Caracal caracal
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Caracal
Thwane
Rooikat
Karakal
Caracal
Caracal
Acinonyx jubatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Cheetah
Lengau
Jagluiperd
Gepard
Geupard
Guepardo
Panthera pardus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Leopard
Nkwe
Luiperd
Leopard
Léopard
Leopardo
Panthera leo
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Lion
Tau
Leeu
Löwe
Lion
León
Leptailurus serval
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Serval
Tadi
Tierboskat
Serval
Serval
Serval
Dog like Proteles cristatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Aardwolf
Mmabudu
Aardwolf
Erdwolf
Protèle
Otocyon megalotis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Bat-eared fox
Tlhose
Bakoorvos
Löffelhund
Otocyon
Canis mesomelas
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Black-backed Jackal
Phokoje
Rooijakkals
Schabrackenschakal
Chacal à chabraque
Parahyaena brunnea
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Brown Hyaena
Phiri
Strandjut
Schabrackenhyäne
Hyene brune
Hiena parda
Crocuta crocuta
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Spotted Hyaena
Phiri
Gevlekte hiena
Vulpes chama
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Fox
Lesie
Silwervos
Kapfuchs
Renard du Cap
Lycaon pictus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Wild Dog
Letlhalerwa
Wildehond
Hyänenhund
Loup-peint
Miscellaneous Civettictis civetta
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
African Civet
Tsaparangaka
Afrikaanse Siwet
Zibetkatze
Civette d’ Afrique
Mungos mungo
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Banded Mongoose
Tshagane
Gebande Muishond
Zebramanguste
Mangue raye’e
Helogale parvula
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Dwarf Mongoose
Tshagane
Dwergmuishond
Paracynictis selous
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Selous’ Mongoose
Tshagane
Kleinwitstertmuishond
Galerella sanguinea
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Slender Mongoose
Tshagane
Swartkwasmuishond
Schlankmungo
Mangouste rouge
Cynictis penicillata
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Yellow Mongoose
Tshagane
Witkwasmuishond
Fuchsmanguste
Mangouste faure
Aonyx capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Clawless Otter
Nyedi
Groototter
Kapotter
Loutre ‘a joues blanches
Mellivora capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Honey Badger
Magwegwe
Ratel
Honigdachs
Ratel
Genetta tigrina
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Large-spotted Genet
Tshipa
Rooikolmuskejaatkat
Großfleckginsterkatze
Genette ‘a grandes taches
Ictonyx striatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Striped Polecat
Nakedi
Stinkmuishond
Zorilla
Poecilogale albinucha
English

Setswana
Afrikaans

Striped Weasel/Snake Weasel

Slangmuishond
ANTELOPE
Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Blesbok
Nono
Blesbok
Connochaetes taurinus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Blue Wildebeest
Kgokong
Blouwildebees
Streifengnu
Gnou bleu
Nu azul
Tragelaphus scriptus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Bushbuck
Serolobotlhoko
Bosbok
Buschbock
Guib
Guib
Sylvicapra grimmia
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Common Duiker
Photiko-tswana
Gewone Duiker
Kronenducker
Céphalophe couronné
Duiquer de Grimm
Tragelaphus oryx
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Eland
Phofu
Eland
Elenantilope
Eland de Derby
Elan gigante
Oryx gazella
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Gemsbok
Kukama
Gemsbok
Oryx
Gemsbok
Orix gris
Aepyceros melampus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Impala
Phala
Rooibok
Impala
Impala
Impala
Oreotragus oreotragus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Klipspringer
Kololo
Klipspringer
Klippspringer
Oréotrague
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Kudu
Tholo
Koedoe
Grosser Kudu
Grand koudou
Kudu grande
Redunca fulvorufula
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Mountain Reedbuck
Mofele o mohibidu
Rooiribbok
Bergriedbock
Redunca de montagne
Bohor de montana
Alcelaphus buselaphus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Red Hartebeest
Kgama
Rooihartbees
Rote Kuhantilope
Bubale caama
Bubalo del Cabo
Antidorcas m. marsupialis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Springbok
Tshepe
Springbok
Springbock
Springbok
Springbok
Raphicerus campestris
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Steenbok
Phudufudu
Steenbok
Steinböckchen
Steenbok
Steinantilope
Damaliscus lunatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Tsessebe
Tshesebe
Basterhartbees
Halbmondantilope
Sassaby
Sasabi
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Waterbuck
Pitlhwa
Waterbok
Ellipsenwasserbock
Cobe onctueux
Antilope acuatico
PIGS Potamochoerus larvatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Bushpig
Kolobe ya naga
Bosvark
Buschschwein
Potamochère
Cerdo salvaje Africano
Phacochoerus africanus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Warthog
Makorwane
Vlakvark
Warzenschwein
Phacochère
Facocero
PRIMATES
Papio cynocephalus ursinus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Chacma baboon
Tshwene
Bobbejaan
Bärenpavian
Chacma
Galago moholi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Lesser Bushbaby
Kgajwanamasigo
Nagapie
Südliches Galago
Chlorocebus aethiops
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Vervet monkey
Kgabo
Blouaap
Grünmeerkatze
Vervet
OTHER LARGER MAMMALS
Orycteropus afer
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Aardvark / Antbear
Thakadu
Erdvark
Erdferkel
Oryctérope
Equus burchelli
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Burchell’s Zebra
Pitse ya naga
Bontsebra
Steppenzebra
Zèbre de Burchell
Manis temminckii
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Pangolin
Kgaga
Ietermagog
Schuppentier
Pangolin
Procavia capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Rock Hyrax/Dassie
Pela
Klipdassie
Klippschliefer
Heterohyrax brucei
English

Setswana
Afrikaans

Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax/Dassie
Pela
Geelkoldassie
RABBITS AND HARES Lepus saxatilis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Scrub hare
Matshwaratselane
Kolhaas
Lepus capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Cape hare
Mutlwa
Vlakhaas
Pronolagus randensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Jameson’s red rock rabbit
Mmutla
Jameson se Rooiklipkonyn
OTHER SMALLER MAMALS
Hystrix africaeaustralis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Porcupine
Noko
Ystervark
Pedetes capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Springhare
Ntlolane/Tshipo
Springhaas
Xerus inauris
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Ground squirrel
Setlhora
Waaierstertgrondeekhoring
Paraxerus cepapi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Tree squirrel
Setlhora
Boomeekhoring
Amphibian List

Amphibians are the most primitive class of land-living vertebrates, being the first vertebrate animals to inhabit the land. The class Amphibia, which comprises more than 4,700 species, is represented in South Africa by the order Anura, a group of tailless amphibians commonly referred to as frogs or toads.

Frogs have adapted to habitats ranging from mountain tops to sea level and from forests to deserts, and some are completely terrestrial whereas others are largely aquatic. South African frogs belong to 10 families and over 50% of the 115 or so species occur nowhere else. Frogs form the prey of various birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and even other frogs, and contribute to the control of insect pests and other invertebrates which they consume in large numbers.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve has over 18 frog/ toad species.

FAMILY & SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
PIPIDAE:
Xenopus laevis laevis
English: Common Platanna
Afrikaans: Platanna
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo gutturalis
English: Common Toad
Afrikaans: Gewone Skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo garmani
English: Olive Toad
Afrikaans: Noordelike Gevlekte Skurwepadda
Setswana: Rantsape
BUFONIDAE:
Schismaderma carens
English: Red Toad
Afrikaans: Rooirug-skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo fenoulheti
English: Northern Pygmy Toad
Afrikaans: Dwerg-skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
MICROHYLIDAE:
Breviceps adspersus adspersus
English: Bushveld Rainfrog
Afrikaans: Gewone Blaasop
Setswana: Segwagwa
MICROHYLIDAE:
Phrynomantis bifasciatus
English: Red-banded Rubber Frog
Afrikaans: Rooigebande Padda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Pyxicephalus adspersus
English: Bullfrog
Afrikaans: Brulpadda
Setswana: Letlametlo
RANIDAE:
Pyxicephalus edulis
English: African Bullfrog
Afrikaans: Klein brulpadda
Setswana: Letlametlo
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna cryptotis
English: Tremelo Sand Frog
Afrikaans: Gestreepte Sandpadda
Setswana: Senanatswidi
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna natalensis
English: Natal Sand Frog
Afrikaans: Natalse Sandpadda
Setswana: –
RANIDAE:
Afrana angolensis
English: Common Rana
Afrikaans: Gewone Graspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Ptychadena anchietae
English: Plain Grass Frog
Afrikaans: Rooirug-grasspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Ptychadena mossambica
English: Broad-banded Grass Frog
Afrikaans: Breeband Grasspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Phrynobatrachus natalensis
English: Snoring Puddle Frog
Afrikaans: Modderpaddatjie
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Cacosternum boettgeri
English: Common Caco
Afrikaans: Blikslanertjie
Setswana: Segwagwa
RACHOPHORIDAE:
Chiromantis xerampelina
English: Foam Nest Frog
Afrikaans: Grys Boompadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
HYPEROLIIDAE:
Kassina senegalensis
English: Bubbling Kassina
Afrikaans: Silwerbruin-veldpadda
Setswana: –
OTHER – MORE SCARCE – SPECIES
RANIDAE:
Strongylopus fasciatus fasciatus
English: Striped Rana
Afrikaans: Langtoon-graspadda
Setswana: –
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna krugerensis
English: Knocking Sand Frog
Afrikaans: –
Setswana: –
RANIDAE:
Afrana fuscigula
English: Cape River Frog
Afrikaans: –
Setswana: –
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo vertebralis
English: Southern Pygmy toad
Afrikaans: –
Setswana: –
HEISOTIDAE:
Hemisus marmoratus
English: Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog
Afrikaans: –
Setswana: –
Birds List

Pilanesberg offers some excellent birding opportunities. Birding areas include rocky areas, hillsides, grasslands, woodlands, dams, streams, and a vlei area.

ROBERTS NO SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
1 Struthio camelus
English Ostrich
Afrikaans Volstruis
Setswana Ntlokwe/Ntshe
118 Sagittarius serpentarius
English Secretarybird
Afrikaans Sekretarisvoel
Setswana Ramolongwana
122 Gyps coprotheres
English Cape Vulture
Afrikaans Kransaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
123 Gyps africanus
English Whitebacked Vulture
Afrikaans Witrugaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
124 Torgos tracheliotus
English Lappetfaced Vulture
Afrikaans Swartaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
140 Pelomaetus bellicosus
English Martial Eagle
Afrikaans Breekoparend
Setswana Ntsu
143 Circaetus gallicus
English Blackbreasted Snake Eagle
Afrikaans Swartbosslangarend
Setswana Ntsu
146 Terathopius ecaudatus
English Bateleur
Afrikaans Berghaan
Setswana Ntsu
229 Podica senegalensis
English African Finfoot
Afrikaans Watertrapper
230 Ardeotis kori
English Kori Bustard
Afrikaans Gompou
Setswana Kgori
300 Cursorius temminckii
English Temminck’s Courser
Afrikaans Trekdrawwertjie
344 Pterocles namaqua
English Namaqua Sandgrouse
Afrikaans Kelkiewyn
346 Pterocles gutturalis
English Yellowthroated Sandgrouse
Afrikaans Geelkeelsandpatrys
441 Merops nubicoides
English Carmine Bee-eater
Afrikaans Rooiborsbyvreter
447 Coracias caudata
English Lilacbreasted Roller
Afrikaans Gewone Troupant
Setswana Letleretlere
449 Coracias naevia
English Purple Roller
Afrikaans Groottroupant
474 Indicator indicator
English Greater Honeyguide
Afrikaans Grootheuningwyser
Setswana Tshetlo
563 Turdoides bicolor
English Pied Babbler
Afrikaans Witkatlagter
Setswana Letsheganoga
580 Turdus litsitsirupa
English Groundscraper Thrush
Afrikaans Gevlekte Lyster
Setswana Letsetseropa
695 Melaenornis mariquensis
English Marico Flycatcher
Afrikaans Maricovlieevanger
Setswana Kapantsi
739 Laniarius atrococcineus
English Crimson-breasted Shrike (Boubou)
Afrikaans Rooiborslaksman
Setswana Kgorogoro/Kgaragoba
761 Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
English Plumcoloured Starling
Afrikaans Witborsspreeu
Setswana Legodile
845 Uraeginthus granatinus
English Violeteared Waxbill
Afrikaans Koningblousysie
861 Vidua regia
English Shafttailed Whydah
Afrikaans Pylstertrooibekkie
Exotic Trees List

The following exotic tree species have been listed in the Reserve:

NO FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
376 ANACARDIACEAE Ozoroa reticulata
English Bastard Currant Resin Tree
Afrikaans Basterkorenteharpuisboom
548 COMBRETACEAE Terminalia brachystemma
English Bastard Cluster-leaf
Afrikaans Bastervaalboom
577.1 MYRSINACEAE Myrsine pillansii
English Large Cape Myrtle
Afrikaans Grootmirting
595 EBENACEAE Euclea divinorum
English Magic Guarri
Afrikaans Towerghwarrie
Setswana Motlhakola
663 VERBENACEAE Vitex mombassae
English Poora Berry
Afrikaans Poerabessie
Setswana Mophura
731 ASTERACEAE Brachylaena discolor transvaalensis
English Forest Silver Oak
Afrikaans Bosvaalbos
Geology List

The rare rock types and the structure of Pilanesberg make it a unique geological feature.
The following geological types occur in Pilanesberg:

ROCK TYPE DESCRIPTION
Volcanic Tuff Rocks composed of volcanic ejecta, such as broken pieces of volcanic glass, phenocrysts, rock fragments, etc.
Nepheline Syenite A plutonic rock resembling syenite but containing nepheline and lacking quartz
Lava Solid rock resulting from cooling of hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure
Kimberlite A rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock sometimes containing diamonds, found in South Africa and Siberia
Foyaite The foyaites found in the Pilanesberg have different names due to their different mineral compositions.
Four varieties of foyaite are identified in Pilansberg and are called White Foyaite (a coarse-grained rock which crystallised slowly from molten magma inside the earth; it is rich in minerals), Red Foyaite (created when ultra-heated water altered the color & composition of rock), Green Foyaite (nepheline in this rock dissolves and results in a pitted surface) and Ledig Foyaite (also called “Green nepheline syenite”).
Red Syenite There many varieties of syenite. Red syenite makes good polished facing stone.
Florite Signs of the mining of purple floride can be found in the Reserve. The minerals in these rocks are also a result of ultra-heated water soaked up by the rocks.
Uranium-bearing Tuff Rocks that are mildly radioactive due to its uranium content. The minerals in these rocks are also a result of water soaking into the rocks at the end of the active life of the volcano.
Grasses List

Grasses belong to one of the largest plant families in the world with over 10,000 species world-wide. About 1,000 species have been described in Southern Africa, of which just over 300 are endemic to the region and only about 100 have been introduced.
Pilanesberg’s grasslands are typically African Savannah.

SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
Andropogon chinensis Hairy Blue Grass
Anthephora pubescens Wool Grass
Aristida adscensionis Annual Three-Awn
Aristida congesta subsp. barbicollis Spreading Three-awn
Aristida congesta subsp. congesta Tassel Three-awn
Aristida junciformis Gongoni Three-awn
Bewsia biflora False Love Grass
Bothriochloa bladhii Purple Plume Grass
Bothriochloa insculpta Pinhole Grass
Bothriochloa radicans Stinking Grass
Brachiaria brizantha Common Signal Grass
Brachiaria eruciformis Sweet Signal Grass
Brachiaria serrata Velvet Signal Grass
Cenchrus cilliarus Foxtail Buffalo Grass
Chloris pycnothrix Spiderweb Grass
Chloris virgata Feather-top Chloris
Chrysopogon serrulatus Golden Beard Grass
Cymbopogon excavatus Broad-leaved Turpentine Grass
Cymbopogon plurinodis Narrow-leaved Turpentine Grass
Cynodon dactylon Couch Grass
Digitaria argyrograpta
Digitaria eriantha Common Finger Grass
Diheteropogon amplectens Broad-leaved Bluestem
Elionurus muticus Wire Lemongrass
Enneapogon cenchroides Nine-awned Grass
Enneapogon scoparius Bottlebrush Grass
Eragrostis biflora Shade Eragrostis
Eragrostis capensis Heart-seed Love Grass
Eragrostis chloromelas (Narrow) Curly Leaf
Eragrostis gummiflua Gum Grass
Eragrostis heteromera Bronze Love Grass
Eragrostis inamoena Tite Grass
Eragrostis lehmanniana Lehmann’s Love Grass
Eragrostis pseudosclerantha Footpath Love Grass
Eragrostis racemosa Narrow Heart Love Grass
Eragrostis rigidior (Broad) Curly Leaf
Eragrostis superba Saw-tooth Love Grass
Eustachys paspaloides Fan Grass/Brown Rhodes Grass
Fingerhuthia africana Thimble Grass
Heteropogon contortus Spear Grass
Hyparrhenia filipendula Fine Thatching Grass
Hyparrhenia hirta Common Thatching Grass
Imperata cylindrica Cottonwool Grass
Loudetia simplex Common Russet Grass
Melinis repens subsp. repens Natal Red Top
Panicum coloratum Small Buffalo Grass
Panicum maximum Guinea Grass
Panicum repens Couch Panicum
Paspalum dilatatum Dallis Grass
Paspalum distichum Water Couch
Pennisetum macrourum Riverbed Grass
Pennisetum thunbergii Thunberg’s Pennisetum
Perotis patens Cat’s Tail
Phragmites australis Common Reed
Pogonarthria squarrosa Herringbone Grass
Setaria lindenbergiana
Setaria megaphylla Broad-leaved Bristle Grass
Setaria sphacelata var. sericea Golden Bristle Grass
Setaria sphacelata var. sphacelata Common Bristle Grass
Setaria sphacelata var. torta Creeping Bristle Grass
Setaria verticillata Bur Bristle Grass
Sporobolus africanus Ratstail Dropseed
Sporobolus pyramidalis Catstail Dropseed
Themeda triandra Red Grass
Trachypogon spicatus Giant Spear Grass
Tragus berteronianus Common Carrot-seed Grass
Tricholaena monachne Blue-seed Grass
Trichoneura grandiglumis Small Rolling Grass
Urochloa mosambicensis Bushveld Signal Grass
Urochloa oligotricha Perennial Signal Grass
Reptile List
ORDER & FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
SAURIA
GEKKONIDAE
Homopholis wahlbergi
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Velvety Gecko
Fluweelagtige Geitjie
Hemidactylus mabouia
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Tropical Gecko
Tropiese Geitjie
Lygodactylus c. capensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Common Dwarf Gecko
Gewone Dwerg-geitjie
Pachydactylus affinis
English

Afrikaans

Setswana

Transvaal Thicktoed Gecko
Transvaalse Diktoongeitjie
Pachydactylus capensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Cape Thicktoed Gecko

Pachydactylus turneri
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Turners Thicktoed Gecko
Turner se Diktoongeitjie
AGAMIDAE Acanthocercus atricollis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Tree Agama
Boom-koggelmander
Mmamagwatagwata
Agama aculeata distanti
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Spiny Agama
Stekel-koggelmander
Mmamagwatagwata
Agama atra atra
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Southern Rock Agama
Suidelike Klip-koggelmander
Mmamagwatagwata
CHAMAELEONIDAE Chamaeleo d. dilepis
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Flap-necked Chameleon
Gewone Groot Verkleur-mannetjie
Lebodu/Leobu
SCINCIDAE Mabuya varia varia
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Variegated Skink
Gevlekte Skink
Sefeleko
Mabuya s. punctatissimus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Stripped Skink
Gestreepte Skink
Sefeleko
Mabuya capensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Three-lined Skink
Driestreep Skink
Sefeleko
Lygosoma s. sundevallii
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Sundeval’s Skink
Sundeval se Grawende Skink
Sefeleko
Panaspis wahlbergii
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Snake-eyed Skink
Dwerg Skink
Sefeleko
Acontias percevalli occidentalis
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Percival’s Legless Skink
Percival se Pootlose Skink
Sefeleko
LACERTIDAE Nucras holobi
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Holob’s Sand Lizard
Prag-sandakkedis
Mokgathitswane
Nucras intertexta
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Spotted Sand Lizard
Gespikkelde Sandakkedis
Mokgathitswane
Ichnotropis squamulosa
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Rough-scaled Lizard
Grofskub-akkedis
Mokgathitswane
Ichnotropis capensis
English

Afrikaans

Setswana

Cape Rough-scaled Sand Lizard
Kaapse Grofskub-sandakkedis
Mokgathitswane
CORDYLIDAE
Cordylus tropidosternum jonesii
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Jones’ Girdled Lizard
Bosveldse Skurwejantjie
Mokgathitswane
Cordylus vittifer
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Transvaal Girdled Lizard
Transvaalse Skurwejaantjie
Mokgathitswane
GERRHOSAURIDAE Gerrhosaurus flavigularis
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Yellow-throated Plated Lizard
Geelkeel-pantserakkedis
Mokgathitswane
VARANIDAE
Varanus albigularis albigularis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Rock / Tree Leguaan
Veldlikkewaan
Gopane
Varanus niloticus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Water Leguaan
Water Likkewaan
Polometsi/Gopane-wa-Metsi
AMPHISBAENIDAE Monopeltis infuscata
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Cape Worm-lizard
Kaapse Wurm-akkedis
SERPENTES
TYPHLOPIDAE
Typhlops bibronii
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Bibron’s Blind Snake
Bibron se Erdslang
Rhinotyphlops lalandei
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Lalande’s Blind Snake
Lalande se Erdslang
LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE Leptotyphlops s. scutifrons
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Peters’ Thread Snake
Peter se Garingslang
Leptotyphlops distanti
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Distant’s Tread Snake
Distant se Garingslang
BOIDAE Python sebae natalensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
African Python
Gewone Luislang
Tlhware
SERPENTES
COLUBRIDAE
Lycodonomorphus rufulus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Brown Water Snake
Bruin Waterslang
Noga
Lamprophis fuliginosus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Brown House Snake
Bruin Huisslang
Noga
Lycophidion c. capense
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Cape Wolf Snake
Kaapse Wolfslang
Noga
Mehelya c. capensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Cape File Snake
Kaapse Vylslang
Noga
Mehelya nyassae
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Black File Snake
Swart Vylslang
Noga
Philothamnus semivariegatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Spotted Bush Snake
Gespikkelde Bosslang
Noga
Philothamnus hoplogaster
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Green Water Snake
Groen Waterslang
Noga
Philothamnus natalensis occidentalis
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Natal Green Snake
Natalse Groen Waterslang
Legwere
Prosymna bivittata
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Twinstriped Shovel-snout
Dubbel-gestreepte Graafneusslang
Noga
Prosymna s. sundevallii
English
AfrikaansSetswana
Lined Shovel-snout
Gestreepte Graafneusslang
Noga
Pseudaspis cana
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Mole Snake
Molslang
Noga
Dasypeltis scabra
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Common Egg-eater
Gewone Eiervreter
Noga
Telescopus s. semiannulatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Eastern Tiger Snake
Tierslang
Noga
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Herald Snake
Rooilip-slang
Noga
Dispholidus t. typus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Tree Snake
Boomslang
Noga
Thelotornis c. capensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Vine Snake
Takslang
Mosenene
Psammophylax tritaeniatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Striped Skaapsteker
Gestreepte Skaapsteker
Noga
Psammophis s. subtaeniatus
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Yellow-bellied Sand Snake
Geelpenssandslang
Noga
Psammophis b. brevirostris
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Short-snouted Sand Snake
Kortsnoetsandslang
Noga
Psammophis leightoni trinasalis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Fork-marked Sand Snake
Vurkmerksandslang
Noga
Psammophis angolensis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Pygmy Sand Snake
Dwerg-sandslang
Noga
ATRACTASPIDIDAE Aparallactus capensis
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Black-headed Centipede-eater
Swartkop-mierslang
Noga
Atractaspis bibronii
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Side-stabbing Snake
Sypikslang
Noga
ELAPIDAE Aspidelaps s. scutatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Shield-nose snake
Skildneusslang
Noga
Elapsoidea boulengeri
English

Afrikaans

Setswana

Half-banded Garter Snake
Half-gebande Kousbandslang
Noga
Naja a. annulifera
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Snouted Cobra
Egiptiese Kobra
Kake
Naja mossambica
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Mosambiek Kobra
Kake
Dendroaspis polylepis
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Black Mamba
Swart Mamba
Mokwepa
VIPERIDAE Causus rhombeatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Rhombic Night Adder
Nagadder
Lebolobolo
Bitis a. arietans
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Puff-adder
Pofadder
Lebolobolo
CROCODYLIA
CROCODYLIDAE
Crocodylus niloticus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Nile Crocodile
Nyl Krokodil
Kwena
CHELONIA
TESTUDINIDAE
Geochelone pardalis babcocki
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Leopard tortoise
Bergskilpad
Khudu
Kinixys lobatsiana
English

Afrikaans
Setswana

Lobatse Hinged-back Tortoise
Skanierdop-landskilpad
Khudu
PELOMEDUSIDAE Pelomedusa subrufa
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Cape Terrapin
Platdop Waterskilpad
Rantlapere
Pelusios sinuatus
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
Serrated Terrapin
Groot Waterskilpad
Rantlapere
Shrub List
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMES
SELAGINELLACEAE Selaginella dregei
English Tree Fern
Afrikaans Boomvaring
ADIANTACEAE Cheilanthus viridis var. viridis
ADIANTACEAE Pellaea calomelanos
English Blue Rock Fern
CAESALPINIOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Caesalpinia gilliesii
English Bird of Paradise
Afrikaans Paradysblom
CYPERACEAE Cyperus margaritaceus
CYPERACEAE Kyllinga alba
Afrikaans Witbiesie
CYPERACEAE Bulbostylis burchellii
ASPHODELACEAE Bulbine capitata
English Yellow Powderpuff
AMARYLLIDACEAE Boophane disticha
English Poison bulb/ Tumbleweed
Afrikaans Kopseerblom/ Seerooglelie/ Gifbol
AMARYLLIDACEAE Ammocharis coranica
English Tumbleweed
Afrikaans Berglelie/ Gifbol/ (Seeroogblom)
HYPOXIDACEAE Hypoxis angustifolia var. angustifolia
VELLOZIACEAE Xerophyta humilis
VELLOZIACEAE Xerophyta retinervis
English Monkey’s tail
Afrikaans Bobbejaanstert/ Aapstert
SANTALACEAE Thesium rasum
SANTALACEAE Thesium resedoides
AMARANTHACEAE Kyphocarpa angustifolia
AMARANTHACEAE Aerva leucura
Afrikaans Aambeibossie
MESEMBRYANTHEMACEAE Delosperma sp.
CRASSULACEAE Kalanchoe rotundifolia
Afrikaans Nentabos
VAHLIACEAE Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. linearis
MYROTHAMNACEAE Myrothamnus flabellifolius
English Resurrection plant
Afrikaans Opstandingsplant
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Indigofera daleoides var. daleoides
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Indigofera hedyantha
Afrikaans Aambeibossie
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Zornia milneana
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Eriosema burkei
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Eriosema psoraleoides
English Yellow-seed
PAPILIONOIDEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) Vigna unguiculata subsp. dekindtiana var. dekindtiana
MALPIGHIACEAE Sphedamnocarpus pruriens subsp. pruriens
POLYGALACEAE Polygala hottentotta
POLYGALACEAE Polygala leptophylla
EUPHORBIACEAE Phyllanthus incurvus
EUPHORBIACEAE Clutia cordata
EUPHORBIACEAE Chamaesyce inaequilatera
ANACARDIACEAE Lannea edulis var. edulis
English Wild grape
Afrikaans Wildedruif
RHAMNACEAE Ziziphus zeyheriana
English Dwarf buffalo-thorn
Afrikaans Dwerg-blinkblaarwag-‘n-bietjie
VITACEAE Cyphostemma lanigerum
Afrikaans Wildedruif
TILIACEAE Triumfetta sonderi
Afrikaans Maagbossie
MALVACEAE Abutilon austro-africanum
MALVACEAE Sida pseudocordifolia
MALVACEAE Hibiscus calyphyllus
English Wild Stockrose
Afrikaans Wildstokroos
STERCULIACEAE Melhania acuminata var. agnosta
STERCULIACEAE Melhania prostrata
STERCULIACEAE Hermannia depressa
Afrikaans Rooi-opslag
STERCULIACEAE Waltheria indica
Afrikaans Meidebossie
THYMELAEACEAE Gnidia capitata
Afrikaans Kerrieblom
MYRTACEAE Eucalyptus sp.
OLEACEAE Menodora africana
Afrikaans Balbossie
OLEACEAE Menodora heterophylla var. australis
OLEACEAE Jasminum breviflorum
English Wild Jasmine
Afrikaans Wildejasmyn
ASCLEPIADACEAE Sarcostemma viminale
English Caustic Vine
Afrikaans Melktou
CONVOLVULACEAE Evolvulus alsinoides var. linifolius
CONVOLVULACEAE Ipomoea crassipes
English One-day Flower
BORAGINACEAE Trichodesma angustifolium
VERBENACEAE Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum
VERBENACEAE Clerodendrum louwalbertsii
VERBENACEAE Clerodendrum triphyllum var. triphyllum
LABIATAE / LAMIACEAE Ocimum gratissimum ssp. gratissimum var. gratissimum
SOLANACEAE Lycium cinereum
SOLANACEAE Solanum panduriforme
English Poison Apple
Afrikaans Gifappel
SCROPHULARIACEAE Aptosimum procumbens var. elongatum
SCROPHULARIACEAE Sutera aurantiaca
English Cape saffron
Afrikaans Saffraanbossie
SCROPHULARIACEAE Craterostigma plantagineum
English Blue Gem
SELAGINACEAE Walafrida densiflora
SCROPHULARIACEAE Striga elegans
English Large witchweed; Scarlet Pimpernel
Afrikaans Grootrooiblom; Mieliegif
ACANTHACEAE Thunbergia atriplicifolia
ACANTHACEAE Ruellia cordata
ACANTHACEAE Barleria bremekampii
ACANTHACEAE Barleria pretoriensis
ACANTHACEAE Barleria virgula
ACANTHACEAE Isoglossa stipitata
ACANTHACEAE Justicia betonica
ACANTHACEAE Justicia flava
ACANTHACEAE Justicia odora
RUBIACEAE Kohautia virgata
RUBIACEAE Agathisanthemum bojeri subsp. bojeri
RUBIACEAE Pentanisia angustifolia
LOBELIACEAE Lobelia erinus
English Wild Lobelia
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Vernonia oligocephala
Afrikaans Bitterbossie
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Felicia fascicularis
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Psiadia punctulata
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Nidorella resedifolia subsp. resedifolia
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Helichrysum caespititium
Afrikaans Speelwonderboom
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) Kleinia longiflora
English Sjambok bush
Afrikaans Sambokbos
RICCIACEAE Riccia atropurpurea
RICCIACEAE Riccia okahandjana
RICCIACEAE Riccia volkii
Tree List

Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

NO FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAMESS
29.5 ASPHODELACEAE (LILIACEAE)
Aloe Family (Lilly Family)
Aloe marlothii subsp. marlothii
English Mountain Aloe
Afrikaans Bergaalwyn
Setswana Mokgopha
36.2 SALICACEAE
Willow Family
Salix mucronata subsp. woodii
English Natal Willow
Afrikaans Natalwilger
37.0 MYRICACEAE
Wax-berry Family
Morella pilulifera (Myrica pilulifera)
English Broad-leaved Wax-berry
Afrikaans Bree-blaarwasbessie
39.0 ULMACEAE
Elm Family
Celtis africana
English White Stinkwood
Afrikaans Witstinkhout
Setswana Modutu
43.0 ULMACEAE
White Stinkwood (Elm) Family
Chaetacme aristata
English Thorny Elm
Afrikaans Doringolm
48.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus burkei (Ficus thonningii)
English Common Wild Fig
Afrikaans Gewone Wildevy
Setswana Moumo
55.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus ingens
English Red-leaved Fig (Red-leaved Rock Fig)
Afrikaans Rooiblaarvy (Rooiblaar-rotsvy)
Setswana Motlhatsa
60.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus salicifolia (Ficus cordata)
English Wonderboom Fig
Afrikaans Wonderboom-vy
Setswana Motlhatsa
63.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus abutilifolia (Ficus soldanella)
English Large-leaved Rock Fig
Afrikaans Grootblaar-rotsvy
Setswana Momelantsweng
70.0 URTICACEAE
Nettle Family
Obetia tenax (Urera tenax)
English Mountain Nettle
Afrikaans Berg-brandnetel
Setswana Mmabi/ Moralejwe
71.0 URTICACEAE
Nettle Family
Pouzolzia mixta (Pouzolzia hypoleucia)
English Soap Nettle
Afrikaans Seep-netel
Setswana Monyololo
75.0 PROTEACEAE
Protea Family
Faurea saligna
English Boekenhout (Transvaal Beech)
Afrikaans Boekenhout (Transvaal-boekenhout)
Setswana Mofufu/ Monyena
87.0 PROTEACEAE
Protea Family
Protea caffra subsp. caffra
English Common Sugarbush
Afrikaans Gewone Suikerbos
100.0 SANTALACEAE
Sandlewood Family
Osyris lanceolata
English Rock Tannin Bush (Transvaal Sumach)
Afrikaans Bergbas
Setswana Moragabaloi
102.0 OLACACEAE
Sourplum Family
Ximenia americana var. america (var. microphylla)
English Blue Sourplum (Small Sourplum)
Afrikaans Blou-suurpruim (Klein-suurpruim)
Setswana Mosalasaia/ Moretologa wa podi/ Moretologane
103.0 OLACACEAE
Sourplum Family
Ximenia caffra var. caffra
English Sourplum (Large Sour Plum)
Afrikaans Suurpruim (Groot-suurpluim)
Setswana Moretologane/ Moretologa wa Podi
122.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Boscia albitrunca
English Shepherd tree
Afrikaans Witgat
Setswana Motlhopi
125.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana
English Foetid Shepherd Tree
Afrikaans Stinkwitgat
Setswana Mopipi
129.3 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Cadaba termitaria
English Grey-leaved Worm Bush (Pink Cadaba)
Afrikaans Vaalblaar-wurmbos
Setswana Mhitshwane
132.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Maerua angolensis
English Bead-bean
Afrikaans Knoppiesboontjie
Setswana Moomane/ Moreketli
133.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Maerua caffra
English Spider Bush (Bush-cherry)
Afrikaans Witbos
139.0 PITTOSPORACEAE
Cheesewood Family
Pittosporum viridiflorum
English Cheesewood
Afrikaans Kasuur
Setswana Mosatlela
160.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia ataxacantha
English Flame Thorn
Afrikaans Flamdoring
Setswana Mogokatau
161.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia burkei
English Black Monkey Thorn
Afrikaans Swartapiesdoring
Setswana Mokgwa
162.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia caffra
English Common Hook-thorn
Afrikaans Gewone Haakdoring
Setswana Morutlhware
164.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia erubescens
English Blue Thorn
Afrikaans Blouhaak
Setswana Moloto
166.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia galpinii
English Monkey Thorn
Afrikaans Apiesdoring
Setswana Mokata
168.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia erioloba
English Camel Thorn
Afrikaans Kameeldoring
Setswana Mogotlho
172.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia karroo
English Sweet Thorn
Afrikaans Soetdoring
Setswana Mooka/ Mookana
176.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia mellifera subsp. detinens
English Black-thorn
Afrikaans Swarthaak
Setswana Mongana
178.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia nigrescens
English Knob Thorn
Afrikaans Knoppiesdoring
Setswana Mokala/ Mokoba
179.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana
English Scented Pod (Scented Thorn)
Afrikaans Lekkerruikpeul
Setswana Motsha
183.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia robusta subsp. robusta
English Narrow-pod Robust Thorn (Splendid Thorn)
Afrikaans Enkeldoring
Setswana Mokhu
188.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia tortilis subsp. heteracantha
English Umbrella Thorn
Afrikaans Haak-en-Steek
Setswana Mosu/ Mosunyana
190.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana var. africana
English Small-leaved Sickle Bush (Sickle Bush)
Afrikaans Kleinblaar-sekelbos (sekelbos)
Setswana Moselesele
193.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Elephantorrhiza burkei
English Sumach Bean (Elephant Root)
Afrikaans Basboontjie
Setswana Mosidi/ Mositsane
197.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Burkea africana
English Wild Seringa
Afrikaans Wildesering
Setswana Monato
202.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Schotia brachpetala
English Weeping Boer-bean
Afrikaans Huilboerboon
Setswana Molope
215.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Peltophorum africanum
English African Wattlle (Weeping Wattle)
Afrikaans Huilboom
Setswana Mosetlha
226.0 FABACEAE (PAPILIONOIDEAE)
Pea Family
Mundulea sericea
English Cork Bush
Afrikaans Kurkbos
Setswana Mosita-tlou
245.0 FABACEAE (PAPILIONOIDEAE)
Pea Family
Erythrina lysistemon
English Coral Tree (Common Coral Tree)
Afrikaans Koraalboom (Gewone Koraalboom)
Setswana Mophethe
253.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Zanthoxylum capense
English Small Knobwood
Afrikaans Klein-perdepram
Setswana Monokomabele
256.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Calodendrum capense
English Cape Chestnut
Afrikaans Kaapse Kastaiing (Wildekastaiing)
Setswana Mookelela
261.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Vepris lanceolata
English White Ironwood
Afrikaans Witysterhout
270.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora africana
English Hairy Corkwood
Afrikaans Harige Kanniedood
Setswana Moroka
280.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora mollis
English Velvet(-leaved) Corkwood
Afrikaans Fluweel-kanniedood
Setswana Mokomota
285.1 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora grandulosa
English Tall Common Corkwood
Afrikaans Groot Gewone Kanniedood
Setswana Moroka
287.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora schimperi
English Blinkblaar-kanniedood
Afrikaans Glossy-leaved Corkwood
Setswana Seroka
296.1 MELIACEAE
Mahogany Family
Turraea obtusifolia
English Small Honeysuckle Tree
Afrikaans Klein-kanferfoelieboom
309.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Flueggea virosa (Securinega virosa)
English White-berry Bush
Afrikaans Witbessiebos
Setswana Monwana
325.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Bridelia mollis
English Velvet Sweetberry
Afrikaans Fluweel-soetbessie
Setswana Mokokonala/ Mokokwele
328.1 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Croton gratissimus var. subgratissimus
English Hairy Lavender Fever-berry
Afrikaans Hairy Laventel-koorsbessie
Setswana Moologa
335.1 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Acalypha glabrata (Acalypha pilosior)
English Forest Mock Nettle (Forest False Nettle)
Afrikaans Bos-valsnetel
Setswana Moharatshwene
341.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Spirostachys africana
English Tamboti
Afrikaans Tambotie
Setswana Morukuru
346.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
English Bushveld Candelabra Tree (Transvaal)
Afrikaans Bosveld-kandelaarnaboom (Transvaalse)
Setswana Ngogo
351.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Euphorbia ingens
English Common Tree Euphorbia
Afrikaans Gewone Naboom
Setswana Monkgopho
360.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra
English Marula
Afrikaans Maroela
Setswana Morula
362.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Lannea discolor
English Live-long
Afrikaans Dikbas
Setswana Molebatsi/ Mootswane
375.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Ozoroa paniculosa var. paniculosa
English (Common) Resin Tree
Afrikaans (Gewone) Harpuisboom
Setswana Monokane
375.1 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Ozoroa paniculosa var. salicina
English Narrow-leaved Resin Tree
Afrikaans Smalblaar-harpuisbos
386.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus lancea
English Karree
Afrikaans Karee
Setswana Moshabele
387.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus leptodictya
English Mountain Karree
Afrikaans Bergkaree
Setswana Motshotlwane
392.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus pyroides
English Common Wild Currant
Afrikaans Gewone Taaibos
Setswana Mogodiri
395.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus pallens
English Kuni-bush
Afrikaans Koeniebos
Setswana Motshotlho
399.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia buxifolia (Maytenus heterophylla)
English (Common) Spike-thorn
Afrikaans (Gewone) Pendoring
Setswana Motlhonu
402.2 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia polyacantha subsp. polyacantha
English Kraal (hedge) spike-thorn
Afrikaans Kraal-pendoring
402.8 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia tenuispina
English Bell Spike-thorn
Afrikaans Klokkies-pendoring
403.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Maytenus undata
English Koko Tree
Afrikaans Kokoboom
405.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Pterocelastrus echinatus
English White Cherrywood (Candlewood)
Afrikaans Wit-kershout
422.0 ICACINACEAE
White Pear Family
Apodytes dimidiata (subsp. dimidiata)
English White Pear
Afrikaans Witpeer
433.0 SAPINDACEAE
Litchi Family
Pappea capensis
English Jacket-plum
Afrikaans Doppruim
Setswana Mopennweeng/ Mothatha
436.2 SAPINDACEAE
Litchi Family
Erythrophysa transvaalensis
English Transvaal Red Balloon
Afrikaans Transvaalse Rooiklapperbos
Setswana Mofalatsana
447.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Ziziphus mucrunata (subsp. mucronata)
English Buffalo Thorn
Afrikaans Blinkblaar-wag-‘n-bietjie
Setswana Mokgalo
450.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Berchemia zeyheri
English Red Ivory
Afrikaans Rooi Ivoor
Setswana Moye
453.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Noltea africana
English Soap Bush
Afrikaans Seepbos
456.6 VITACEAE
Grape Family
Rhoicissus tridentata subsp. cuneifolia
English (Northern) Bushman’s Grape
Afrikaans (Noordelike) Boesmansdruif
Setswana Lejaja
458.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia bicolor (var. bicolor)
English Bastard Raisin (White Raisin)
Afrikaans Boster-rosyntjie(bos) (Wit-rosyntjie)
459.1 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia flava
English Velvet Raisin (Wild Raisin)
Afrikaans Rosyntjiebos (Wilde-rosyntjie)
Setswana Mogwane
459.2 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
English Rough-leaved (Sandpaper) Raisin
Afrikaans Skurwe(blaar)-rosyntjie
Setswana Mokgomphatha
462.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia monticola
English Grey Raisin (Silver Raisin)
Afrikaans Vaalrosyntjie
Setswana Mogwanakgomo
463.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia occidentalis var. occidentalis
English Cross-berry
Afrikaans Kruisbessie
Setswana Mokukutu
463.8 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia subspathulata
English Hybrid Raisin (Mock Grey Raisin)
Afrikaans Vals-vaalrosyntjie
471.0 STERCULIACEAE
Star-chestnut Family
Dombeya rotundifolia (var. rotundifolia)
English (Common) Wild Pear
Afrikaans (Gewone) Drolpeer
Setswana Motubane/ Mokgofa
483.0 OCHNACEAE
Wild Plane Family
Ochna pulchra subsp. pulchra
English Peeling Plane
Afrikaans Lekkerbreek
Setswana Monyelenyele
498.0 FLACOURTIACAEA
Wild Peach Family
Scolopia zeyheri
English Thorn Pear
Afrikaans Doringpeer
Setswana Moretlhetle
511.0 FLACOURTIACAEA
Wild Peach Family
Dovyalis zeyheri
English Wild Apricot
Afrikaans Wilde-appelkoos
Setswana Mokee
514.0 OLINIACEAE
Hard Pear Family
Olinia emarginata
English Mountain Hard Pear (Transvaal Hard Pear)
Afrikaans Berg-hardepeer (Transvaal-hardepeer)
532.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum apiculatum subsp. apiculatum
English Red Bush-willow
Afrikaans Rooi-boswilg
Setswana Mofudiri
536.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum erythrophyllum
English River Bush-willow
Afrikaans Rivier-vaderlandswilg
Setswana Modubunoka
537.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum molle
English Velvet Bush-willow
Afrikaans Fluweel-boswilg
Setswana Moduba/ Modubatshipi
538.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum hereroense
English Russet Bush-willow
Afrikaans Kierieklapper
Setswana Mokabi
539.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum imberbe
English Leadwood
Afrikaans Hardekool
Setswana Motshwere
546.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum zeyheri
English Large-fruited Bush-willow
Afrikaans Raasblaar
Setswana Modubana
551.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Terminalia sericea
English Silver Cluster-leaf
Afrikaans Vaalboom
Setswana Mogonono/ Mokubu
563.0 ARALIACEAE
Cabbage Tree Family
Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata
English Highveld Cabbage Tree (Mountain Cabbage Tree)
Afrikaans Hoeveld-kiepersol (Bergkiepersol)
Setswana Mosetse
564.3 ARALIACEAE
Cabbage-tree Family
Cussonia transvaalensis
English Transvaal Cabbage Tree (Waterberg Cabbage Tre
Afrikaans Transvaalse Kiepersol (Waterberg-kiepersol)
Setswana Mosetse
568.0 APIACEAE
Carrot Family
Heteromorpha arborescens var. arborescens (trifoliata)
English Parsley Tree
Afrikaans Wilde-pietersieliebos
Setswana Serethe
577.2 MYRSINACEAE
Cape Myrtle Family
Myrsine pillansii
English Large Cape Myrtle
Afrikaans Groot-mirting
581.0 SAPOTACEAE
Milkwood Family
Englerophytum magalismontanum (Bequaertiodendron)
English Stem-fruit (Transvaal Milkplum)
Afrikaans Stamvrug
Setswana Mohatolantswe/ Motlatswa
585.0 SAPOTACEAE
Milkwood Family
Mimusops zeyheri
English Moepel (Transvaal Red Milkwood)
Afrikaans Moepel
Setswana Mmupudu
594.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea crispa subsp. crispa
English Blue Guarri
Afrikaans Blou-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhaletsogane
597.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea natalensis subsp. natalensis
English Natal Guarri
Afrikaans Natal-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhakola
601.1 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea undulata subsp. myrtina
English Small-leaved Guarri
Afrikaans Fynblaar-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhakola
602.1 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros batocana
English
Afrikaans
602.2 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros austro-africana (var. microphylla)
English Fire-sticks (Jackal-bush)
Afrikaans Jakkalsbos (Kritikom/ Kraaibos)
605.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros lycioides subsp. lycioides
English Karroo Bluebush
Afrikaans Karoo-bloubos
Setswana Motlhaja
605.2 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros lycioides subsp. guerkei
English Bushveld Bluebush (Transvaal Bluebush)
Afrikaans Bosveldbloubos (Transvaal-bloubos)
Setswana Letlhajwa/ Letlhatsa
611.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros whyteana
English Bladder-nut
Afrikaans Swartbas
617.0 OLEACEAE
Olive Family
Olea europaea subsp. africana
English Wild Olive
Afrikaans Olienhout
Setswana Motlhware
623.0 STRYCHNACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Monkey-orange Family
Strychnos cocculoides
English Corky Monkey-orange
Afrikaans Kurk(bas)-klapper
633.0 BUDDLEJACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Wild Elder Family
Nuxia congesta
English Wilde Elder
Afrikaans Wildevlier
Setswana Mokwerekwere
636.0 BUDDLEJACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Wild Elder Family
Buddleja saligna
English Mock Olive (False Olive)
Afrikaans Wit-olienhout
Setswana Motlhwaretshogwana
639.0 APOCYNACEAE
Oleander Family
Acokanthera oppositifolia
English Bushman’s Poison (Common Poison-bush)
Afrikaans Boesmansgif (Gewone Gifboom)
Setswana Serokolo
657.0 BORAGINACEAE
Borage Family
Ehretia rigida
English Puzzle Bush
Afrikaans Deurmekaarbos
Setswana Morebe
664.0 LAMIACEAE (VERBENACEAE)
Sage Family (Verbena Family)
Vitex rehmannii
English Pipe-stem Tree
Afrikaans Pypsteelboom
Setswana Mokgatle
666.0 LAMIACEAE (VERBENACEAE)
Verbena Family
Vitex zeyheri
English Silver Pipe-stem Tree
Afrikaans Vaal-pypsteelboom
Setswana Mogamadi/ Mokwele
669.3 SOLANACEAE
Potato Family
Solanum aculeastrum
English Goat Apple (Goat Bitter-apple)
Afrikaans Bok-appel (Bok-bitterappel)
Setswana Thola
691.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Gardenia volkensii subsp. volkensii var. volkensii
English Eastern Bushveld (Transvaal) Gardenia
Afrikaans Wilde-katjiepiering (Transvaal-katjiepiering)
693.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Rothmannia capensis
English Mock Gardenia (Wild Gardenia)
Afrikaans Valskatjiepiering (Wilde-katjiepiering)
Setswana Morutla/ Morutlwa
698.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Tricalysia capensis (var. capensis)
English Forest Jackal-coffee (Forest Coffee)
Afrikaans Bos-jakkalskoffie (Boskoffie)
702.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
English Wild Medlar
Afrikaans Wildemispel
Setswana Mmilo
706.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Canthium gilfillanii
English Velvet Turkey-berry (Velvet Rock Alder)
Afrikaans Fluweel-klipels
Setswana Mononyane
710.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Canthium mundianum
English Rock Alder
Afrikaans Klipels
713.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Psydrax livida (Canthium huillense)
English Green Quar (Green Tree)
Afrikaans Bosveld-klipels (Groenboom)
Setswana Modumelantswe/ Mononyane
716.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta gardeniifolia var. gardeniifolia (assimilis var. assimilis
English Common Bridal Bush (Bride’s)
Afrikaans Gewone Bruidsbos
Setswana Mmawa
716.1 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta gardeniifolia var.subtomentosa
English Hairy Bridal Bush (Bride’s)
Afrikaans Harige Bruidsbos
717.1 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta eylesii
English Broad-leaved Bridal Bush (Bride’s)
Afrikaans Breeblaarbruidsbos
722.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta zeyheri
English Small-leaved Bridal Bush (Bride’s)
Afrikaans Fynblaar-bruidsbos
Setswana Mogadintane
730.0 ASTERACEAE
Daisy Family
Brachylaena rotundata
English Mountain Silver Oak
Afrikaans Berg-vaalbos
Setswana Moswane
733.0 ASTERACEAE
Daisy Family
Tarchonanthus camphoratus
English Camphor Bush
Afrikaans Kanferbos
Setswana Mofatlaha