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Plant Identification

Hi

I wonder if anyone would be able to point me in the right direction.

I am an artist, painting indigenous South African plant forms. I am researching my source material from a cultural rather than botanical perspective; linking the indigenous people of S.A. to the plants. I am trying to find common, folk or medicinal names for certain plant imagery in order to link the plants with various cultural groups/practices/folklore. I have attached an example of the Halfmens plant.

I have 15 plant images that I need help recognising in this regard. Each plant needs an appropriate common, folk or medicinal name and, hopefully, a brief ‘story’ to go with it.

I would so very much appreciate any assistance. Look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,
Claudia Gurwitz
www.claudiaswall.com

3 replies on “Plant Identification”

have you tried contacting the herbarium at the durban bot gardens? they have a department of experts on indigenous plats and i’m sure there will be someone there who can help you.

Claudia I’d be happy to assist as best as my abilities can do. Send me the images in JPG format if you can or in PDF and I;ll have a go. I’ll tell if I find it difficult. Regards
Johan

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