All The Species Of South African Succulent Trees; Information And Pictures
South Africa's Tree Group 1: Succulents And Allies
A succulent is generally defined as a plant or tree that has juicy and fleshy leaves and stems. Also a simpler definition could be a plant with succulent stems and leaves. The leaves of South African succulent trees and plants are fairly soft and have a lot of water-like, sticky tree sap within them. Some stems can be hard and woody although they might look soft and watery. Succulents are amazing looking types of flora and they come in all different shapes and sizes. The most well known succulents would have to be the Aloes and Euphorbia species. Here are all the succulent trees that occur indigenously in South Africa, followed by a couple of photographs... The (Latin) scientific name of the succulent is placed in brackets after the common name.
South African Succulents
Impala Lily (Adenium multiflorum)... Picture is below...
Broad Leaved Fluff Bush (Lopholaena platyphylla)
Queen Of The Night (Cereus jamacaru)
Sweet Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica)
Kerky Bush (Crassula ovata)
Transvaal Candelabra Tree (Euphorbia cooperi)... Picture left...
Lowveld Euphorbia (Euphorbia evansii)
Valley Bush Euphorbia (Euphorbia grandidens)
Common Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia ingens)
Honey Euphorbia (Euphorbia tetragona)
Rubber Euphorbia (Euphorbia tirucalli)
River Euphorbia (Euphorbia triangularis)... Picture below...
Uitenhage Aloe (Aloe africana)
Krantz Aloe (Aloe arborescens)
Tree Aloe (Aloe berberae)
Quiver Tree (Aloe dichotoma)
Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox)
Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlothii)
Strand Aloe (Aloe thraskii)
Pork Bush (Portulacaria afra)
Cobas (Cyphostemma currorii)
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