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

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