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Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Sunflax (Wf) Sporrie (Le)
(h)elios, = the sun; philios, = loving, friendly, kind. (the plant favours a sunny position) (most species only open in sunlight)
(LS, Le, LB)
Heliophila scoparia var. scoparia (La)

Location: (F, K)
scapus, = a shaft, stalk, trunk, etc.; scopae, = ‘with scapus’ (thin branches, twigs, shoots; a broom, besom) -arius, = indicates connection or possession. (broom-like; the plant’s stems are tightly clustered and erect and roughly parallel to the main stem)
(Ws, BL, K3)

The 2516 species, 625 genera and 172 families of plants have been compiled from the lists of the plants:

  • of the Hermanus Botanical Society compiled by Lee Burman, for the plants in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, Hermanus
  • of Mark Johns, Director of the Kogelberg Reserve, and of COASTEC, environmental consultants, for the plants in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay, in the WesternCape Province, South Africa.

Suggestions for improvements to the lists and comments would be welcomed.