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Karoo Islands


A species list for the Karoo Islands, comprising chiefly the Rooiberg, Gamkaberg, Kammanassie and Touwsberg.

Comments welcome! Please remember to atlas any unlisted species, AND include a herbarium specimen for verification.

Scientific Name Common Names Notes
Aulax cancellata Channelleaf Featherbush, Naaldblaarkanariebos  
     
Hakea sericea Silky Needlebush, Syerigespeldebos  
     
Leucadendron album Linearleaf Conebush, Arbeitolsilwerbos  
Leucadendron barkerae Swartberg Conebush  
Leucadendron comosum comosum Ridgecone Conebush  
Leucadendron dregei Summit Conebush, Oranjetolbos  
Leucadendron ericifolium Ericaleaf Conebush, Heideblaartolbos  
Leucadendron eucalyptifolium Tall Yellowbush, Grootgeelbos  
Leucadendron osbornei Laingsburg Conebush, Astolbos  
Leucadendron pubescens Grey Conebush, Syhaartolbos  
Leucadendron pubibracteolatum Purpleleaf Conebush  
Leucadendron rourkei Uniondale Conebush  
Leucadendron rubrum Spinningtop Conebush, Tolletjiesbos  
Leucadendron salicifolium Common Stream Conebush, Riviertolbos  
Leucadendron salignum Common Sunshine Conebush, Knoppiesgeelbos  
Leucadendron singulare Kammanassie Conebush Endemic to Kammanasieberg
Leucadendron sorocephaloides Woolly Conebush  
Leucadendron spissifolium fragrans Fragrant Spearleaf Conebush  
Leucadendron spissifolium phillipsii Kareedouwvlakte Spearleaf Conebush  
Leucadendron spissifolium spissifolium Common Spearleaf Conebush, Vleigeelbos  
Leucadendron tinctum Spicey Conebush, Toffeeappel  
     
Leucospermum cuneiforme Wartstem Pincushion, Gewoneluisiesbos  
Leucospermum pluridens Robinson Pincushion  
Leucospermum royenifolium Eastern Pincushion  
Leucospermum wittebergense Swartberg Pincushion  
     
Mimetes chrysanthus Golden Pagoda  
Mimetes cucullatus Common Pagoda, Rooistompie  
     
Paranomus dispersus Longhead Sceptre  
Paranomus dregei Scented Sceptre  
Paranomus esterhuyseniae Kouga Sceptre  
Paranomus roodebergensis Honeyscented Sceptre, Rooihond  
Paranomus [gamkaensis] Gamka Sceptre Endemic A prostrate form of Pa spathulatus. More data are needed on this species, currently only known from Gamkaberg
     
Protea aurea aurea Common Shuttlecock Sugarbush, Geelsuikerkan  
Protea canaliculata Grooveleaf Sugarbush, Bergroossuikerbos  
Protea coronata Green Sugarbush, Groenhofiesuikerbos  
Protea cynaroides King Sugarbush, Koningsuikerbos  
Protea eximia Broadleaf Sugarbush, Breeblaarsuikerbos  
Protea grandiceps Red Sugarbush, Rooisuikerkan  
Protea humiflora Patentleaf Sugarbush, Rottesuikerbos  
Protea intonsa Tufted Sugarbush  
Protea laurifolia Greyleaf Sugarbush, Louriersuikerbos  
Protea lorifolia Strapleaf Sugarbush, Riemblaarsuikerbos  
Protea montana Swartberg Sugarbush  
Protea neriifolia Narrowleaf Sugarbush, Blousuikerbos  
Protea nitida Wagon Tree, Waboom  
Protea punctata Water Sugarbush, Waterwitsuikerbos  
Protea repens Common Sugarbush, Suikerbos  
Protea rupicola Krantz Sugarbush, Kranssuikerbos  
Protea scorzonerifolia Channeleaf Sugarbush  
Protea tenax Tenacious Sugarbush  
Protea venusta Cascade Sugarbush, Rotssuikerbos  
Protea vogtsiae Kouga Sugarbush  
     
Spatalla confusa Longtube Triplespoon  
     
Vexatorella obtusata albomontana Witteberg Vexator  

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