Pilanesberg contains well over 132 species of identified trees

Photo of some trees

Tree List

Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.
No Family Scientific Name Common Namess
   
29.5 ASPHODELACEAE (LILIACEAE)
Aloe Family (Lilly Family)
Aloe marlothii subsp. marlothii
English Mountain Aloe
Afrikaans Bergaalwyn
Setswana Mokgopha
36.2 SALICACEAE
Willow Family
Salix mucronata subsp. woodii
English Natal Willow
Afrikaans Natalwilger
37.0 MYRICACEAE
Wax-berry Family
Morella pilulifera (Myrica pilulifera)
English Broad-leaved Wax-berry
Afrikaans Bree-blaarwasbessie
39.0 ULMACEAE
Elm Family
Celtis africana
English White Stinkwood
Afrikaans Witstinkhout
Setswana Modutu
43.0 ULMACEAE
White Stinkwood (Elm) Family
Chaetacme aristata
English Thorny Elm
Afrikaans Doringolm
48.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus burkei (Ficus thonningii)
English Common Wild Fig
Afrikaans Gewone Wildevy
Setswana Moumo
55.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus ingens
English Red-leaved Fig (Red-leaved Rock Fig)
Afrikaans Rooiblaarvy (Rooiblaar-rotsvy)
Setswana Motlhatsa
60.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus salicifolia (Ficus cordata)
English Wonderboom Fig
Afrikaans Wonderboom-vy
Setswana Motlhatsa
63.0 MORACEAE
Mullberry Family
Ficus abutilifolia (Ficus soldanella)
English Large-leaved Rock Fig
Afrikaans Grootblaar-rotsvy
Setswana Momelantsweng
70.0 URTICACEAE
Nettle Family
Obetia tenax (Urera tenax)
English Mountain Nettle
Afrikaans Berg-brandnetel
Setswana Mmabi/ Moralejwe
71.0 URTICACEAE
Nettle Family
Pouzolzia mixta (Pouzolzia hypoleucia)
English Soap Nettle
Afrikaans Seep-netel
Setswana Monyololo
75.0 PROTEACEAE
Protea Family
Faurea saligna
English Boekenhout (Transvaal Beech)
Afrikaans Boekenhout (Transvaal-boekenhout)
Setswana Mofufu/ Monyena
87.0 PROTEACEAE
Protea Family
Protea caffra subsp. caffra
English Common Sugarbush
Afrikaans Gewone Suikerbos
100.0 SANTALACEAE
Sandlewood Family
Osyris lanceolata
English Rock Tannin Bush (Transvaal Sumach)
Afrikaans Bergbas
Setswana Moragabaloi
102.0 OLACACEAE
Sourplum Family
Ximenia americana var. america (var. microphylla)
English Blue Sourplum (Small Sourplum)
Afrikaans Blou-suurpruim (Klein-suurpruim)
Setswana Mosalasaia/ Moretologa wa podi/ Moretologane
103.0 OLACACEAE
Sourplum Family
Ximenia caffra var. caffra
English Sourplum (Large Sour Plum)
Afrikaans Suurpruim (Groot-suurpluim)
Setswana Moretologane/ Moretologa wa Podi
122.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Boscia albitrunca
English Shepherd tree
Afrikaans Witgat
Setswana Motlhopi
125.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana
English Foetid Shepherd Tree
Afrikaans Stinkwitgat
Setswana Mopipi
129.3 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Cadaba termitaria
English Grey-leaved Worm Bush (Pink Cadaba)
Afrikaans Vaalblaar-wurmbos
Setswana Mhitshwane
132.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Maerua angolensis
English Bead-bean
Afrikaans Knoppiesboontjie
Setswana Moomane/ Moreketli
133.0 CAPPARACEAE
Caper Family
Maerua caffra
English Spider Bush (Bush-cherry)
Afrikaans Witbos
139.0 PITTOSPORACEAE
Cheesewood Family
Pittosporum viridiflorum
English Cheesewood
Afrikaans Kasuur
Setswana Mosatlela
160.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia ataxacantha
English Flame Thorn
Afrikaans Flamdoring
Setswana Mogokatau
161.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia burkei
English Black Monkey Thorn
Afrikaans Swartapiesdoring
Setswana Mokgwa
162.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia caffra
English Common Hook-thorn
Afrikaans Gewone Haakdoring
Setswana Morutlhware
164.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia erubescens
English Blue Thorn
Afrikaans Blouhaak
Setswana Moloto
166.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia galpinii
English Monkey Thorn
Afrikaans Apiesdoring
Setswana Mokata
168.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia erioloba
English Camel Thorn
Afrikaans Kameeldoring
Setswana Mogotlho
172.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia karroo
English Sweet Thorn
Afrikaans Soetdoring
Setswana Mooka/ Mookana
176.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia mellifera subsp. detinens
English Black-thorn
Afrikaans Swarthaak
Setswana Mongana
178.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia nigrescens
English Knob Thorn
Afrikaans Knoppiesdoring
Setswana Mokala/ Mokoba
179.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana
English Scented Pod (Scented Thorn)
Afrikaans Lekkerruikpeul
Setswana Motsha
183.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia robusta subsp. robusta
English Narrow-pod Robust Thorn (Splendid Thorn)
Afrikaans Enkeldoring
Setswana Mokhu
188.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Acacia tortilis subsp. heteracantha
English Umbrella Thorn
Afrikaans Haak-en-Steek
Setswana Mosu/ Mosunyana
190.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana var. africana
English Small-leaved Sickle Bush (Sickle Bush)
Afrikaans Kleinblaar-sekelbos (sekelbos)
Setswana Moselesele
193.0 MIMOSACEAE
Thorn-tree Family
Elephantorrhiza burkei
English Sumach Bean (Elephant Root)
Afrikaans Basboontjie
Setswana Mosidi/ Mositsane
197.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Burkea africana
English Wild Seringa
Afrikaans Wildesering
Setswana Monato
202.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Schotia brachpetala
English Weeping Boer-bean
Afrikaans Huilboerboon
Setswana Molope
215.0 CAESALPINIACEAE
Flamboyant Family
Peltophorum africanum
English African Wattlle (Weeping Wattle)
Afrikaans Huilboom
Setswana Mosetlha
226.0 FABACEAE (PAPILIONOIDEAE)
Pea Family
Mundulea sericea
English Cork Bush
Afrikaans Kurkbos
Setswana Mosita-tlou
245.0 FABACEAE (PAPILIONOIDEAE)
Pea Family
Erythrina lysistemon
English Coral Tree (Common Coral Tree)
Afrikaans Koraalboom (Gewone Koraalboom)
Setswana Mophethe
253.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Zanthoxylum capense
English Small Knobwood
Afrikaans Klein-perdepram
Setswana Monokomabele
256.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Calodendrum capense
English Cape Chestnut
Afrikaans Kaapse Kastaiing (Wildekastaiing)
Setswana Mookelela
261.0 RUTACEAE
Buchu Family
Vepris lanceolata
English White Ironwood
Afrikaans Witysterhout
270.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora africana
English Hairy Corkwood
Afrikaans Harige Kanniedood
Setswana Moroka
280.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora mollis
English Velvet(-leaved) Corkwood
Afrikaans Fluweel-kanniedood
Setswana Mokomota
285.1 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora grandulosa
English Tall Common Corkwood
Afrikaans Groot Gewone Kanniedood
Setswana Moroka
287.0 BURSERACEAE
Myrrh Family
Commiphora schimperi
English Blinkblaar-kanniedood
Afrikaans Glossy-leaved Corkwood
Setswana Seroka
296.1 MELIACEAE
Mahogany Family
Turraea obtusifolia
English Small Honeysuckle Tree
Afrikaans Klein-kanferfoelieboom
309.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Flueggea virosa (Securinega virosa)
English White-berry Bush
Afrikaans Witbessiebos
Setswana Monwana
325.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Bridelia mollis
English Velvet Sweetberry
Afrikaans Fluweel-soetbessie
Setswana Mokokonala/ Mokokwele
328.1 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Croton gratissimus var. subgratissimus
English Hairy Lavender Fever-berry
Afrikaans Hairy Laventel-koorsbessie
Setswana Moologa
335.1 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Acalypha glabrata (Acalypha pilosior)
English Forest Mock Nettle (Forest False Nettle)
Afrikaans Bos-valsnetel
Setswana Moharatshwene
341.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Spirostachys africana
English Tamboti
Afrikaans Tambotie
Setswana Morukuru
346.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
English Bushveld Candelabra Tree (Transvaal)
Afrikaans Bosveld-kandelaarnaboom (Transvaalse)
Setswana Ngogo
351.0 EUPHORBIACEAE
Euphorbia Family
Euphorbia ingens
English Common Tree Euphorbia
Afrikaans Gewone Naboom
Setswana Monkgopho
360.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra
English Marula
Afrikaans Maroela
Setswana Morula
362.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Lannea discolor
English Live-long
Afrikaans Dikbas
Setswana Molebatsi/ Mootswane
375.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Ozoroa paniculosa var. paniculosa
English (Common) Resin Tree
Afrikaans (Gewone) Harpuisboom
Setswana Monokane
375.1 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Ozoroa paniculosa var. salicina
English Narrow-leaved Resin Tree
Afrikaans Smalblaar-harpuisbos
386.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus lancea
English Karree
Afrikaans Karee
Setswana Moshabele
387.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus leptodictya
English Mountain Karree
Afrikaans Bergkaree
Setswana Motshotlwane
392.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus pyroides
English Common Wild Currant
Afrikaans Gewone Taaibos
Setswana Mogodiri
395.0 ANACARDIACEAE
Mango Family
Rhus pallens
English Kuni-bush
Afrikaans Koeniebos
Setswana Motshotlho
399.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia buxifolia (Maytenus heterophylla)
English (Common) Spike-thorn
Afrikaans (Gewone) Pendoring
Setswana Motlhonu
402.2 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia polyacantha subsp. polyacantha
English Kraal (hedge) spike-thorn
Afrikaans Kraal-pendoring
402.8 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Gymnosporia tenuispina
English Bell Spike-thorn
Afrikaans Klokkies-pendoring
403.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Maytenus undata
English Koko Tree
Afrikaans Kokoboom
405.0 CELASTRACEAE
Spike-thorn Family
Pterocelastrus echinatus
English White Cherrywood (Candlewood)
Afrikaans Wit-kershout
422.0 ICACINACEAE
White Pear Family
Apodytes dimidiata (subsp. dimidiata)
English White Pear
Afrikaans Witpeer
433.0 SAPINDACEAE
Litchi Family
Pappea capensis
English Jacket-plum
Afrikaans Doppruim
Setswana Mopennweeng/ Mothatha
436.2 SAPINDACEAE
Litchi Family
Erythrophysa transvaalensis
English Transvaal Red Balloon
Afrikaans Transvaalse Rooiklapperbos
Setswana Mofalatsana
447.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Ziziphus mucrunata (subsp. mucronata)
English Buffalo Thorn
Afrikaans Blinkblaar-wag-'n-bietjie
Setswana Mokgalo
450.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Berchemia zeyheri
English Red Ivory
Afrikaans Rooi Ivoor
Setswana Moye
453.0 RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn Family
Noltea africana
English Soap Bush
Afrikaans Seepbos
456.6 VITACEAE
Grape Family
Rhoicissus tridentata subsp. cuneifolia
English (Northern) Bushman's Grape
Afrikaans (Noordelike) Boesmansdruif
Setswana Lejaja
458.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia bicolor (var. bicolor)
English Bastard Raisin (White Raisin)
Afrikaans Boster-rosyntjie(bos) (Wit-rosyntjie)
459.1 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia flava
English Velvet Raisin (Wild Raisin)
Afrikaans Rosyntjiebos (Wilde-rosyntjie)
Setswana Mogwane
459.2 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
English Rough-leaved (Sandpaper) Raisin
Afrikaans Skurwe(blaar)-rosyntjie
Setswana Mokgomphatha
462.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia monticola
English Grey Raisin (Silver Raisin)
Afrikaans Vaalrosyntjie
Setswana Mogwanakgomo
463.0 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia occidentalis var. occidentalis
English Cross-berry
Afrikaans Kruisbessie
Setswana Mokukutu
463.8 TILIACEAE
Linden Family
Grewia subspathulata
English Hybrid Raisin (Mock Grey Raisin)
Afrikaans Vals-vaalrosyntjie
471.0 STERCULIACEAE
Star-chestnut Family
Dombeya rotundifolia (var. rotundifolia)
English (Common) Wild Pear
Afrikaans (Gewone) Drolpeer
Setswana Motubane/ Mokgofa
483.0 OCHNACEAE
Wild Plane Family
Ochna pulchra subsp. pulchra
English Peeling Plane
Afrikaans Lekkerbreek
Setswana Monyelenyele
498.0 FLACOURTIACAEA
Wild Peach Family
Scolopia zeyheri
English Thorn Pear
Afrikaans Doringpeer
Setswana Moretlhetle
511.0 FLACOURTIACAEA
Wild Peach Family
Dovyalis zeyheri
English Wild Apricot
Afrikaans Wilde-appelkoos
Setswana Mokee
514.0 OLINIACEAE
Hard Pear Family
Olinia emarginata
English Mountain Hard Pear (Transvaal Hard Pear)
Afrikaans Berg-hardepeer (Transvaal-hardepeer)
532.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum apiculatum subsp. apiculatum
English Red Bush-willow
Afrikaans Rooi-boswilg
Setswana Mofudiri
536.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum erythrophyllum
English River Bush-willow
Afrikaans Rivier-vaderlandswilg
Setswana Modubunoka
537.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum molle
English Velvet Bush-willow
Afrikaans Fluweel-boswilg
Setswana Moduba/ Modubatshipi
538.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum hereroense
English Russet Bush-willow
Afrikaans Kierieklapper
Setswana Mokabi
539.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum imberbe
English Leadwood
Afrikaans Hardekool
Setswana Motshwere
546.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Combretum zeyheri
English Large-fruited Bush-willow
Afrikaans Raasblaar
Setswana Modubana
551.0 COMBRETACEAE
Bush-willow Family
Terminalia sericea
English Silver Cluster-leaf
Afrikaans Vaalboom
Setswana Mogonono/ Mokubu
563.0 ARALIACEAE
Cabbage Tree Family
Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata
English Highveld Cabbage Tree (Mountain Cabbage Tree)
Afrikaans Hoeveld-kiepersol (Bergkiepersol)
Setswana Mosetse
564.3 ARALIACEAE
Cabbage-tree Family
Cussonia transvaalensis
English Transvaal Cabbage Tree (Waterberg Cabbage Tre
Afrikaans Transvaalse Kiepersol (Waterberg-kiepersol)
Setswana Mosetse
568.0 APIACEAE
Carrot Family
Heteromorpha arborescens var. arborescens (trifoliata)
English Parsley Tree
Afrikaans Wilde-pietersieliebos
Setswana Serethe
577.2 MYRSINACEAE
Cape Myrtle Family
Myrsine pillansii
English Large Cape Myrtle
Afrikaans Groot-mirting
581.0 SAPOTACEAE
Milkwood Family
Englerophytum magalismontanum (Bequaertiodendron)
English Stem-fruit (Transvaal Milkplum)
Afrikaans Stamvrug
Setswana Mohatolantswe/ Motlatswa
585.0 SAPOTACEAE
Milkwood Family
Mimusops zeyheri
English Moepel (Transvaal Red Milkwood)
Afrikaans Moepel
Setswana Mmupudu
594.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea crispa subsp. crispa
English Blue Guarri
Afrikaans Blou-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhaletsogane
597.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea natalensis subsp. natalensis
English Natal Guarri
Afrikaans Natal-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhakola
601.1 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Euclea undulata subsp. myrtina
English Small-leaved Guarri
Afrikaans Fynblaar-ghwarrie
Setswana Motlhakola
602.1 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros batocana
English
Afrikaans
602.2 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros austro-africana (var. microphylla)
English Fire-sticks (Jackal-bush)
Afrikaans Jakkalsbos (Kritikom/ Kraaibos)
605.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros lycioides subsp. lycioides
English Karroo Bluebush
Afrikaans Karoo-bloubos
Setswana Motlhaja
605.2 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros lycioides subsp. guerkei
English Bushveld Bluebush (Transvaal Bluebush)
Afrikaans Bosveldbloubos (Transvaal-bloubos)
Setswana Letlhajwa/ Letlhatsa
611.0 EBENACEAE
Ebony Family
Diospyros whyteana
English Bladder-nut
Afrikaans Swartbas
617.0 OLEACEAE
Olive Family
Olea europaea subsp. africana
English Wild Olive
Afrikaans Olienhout
Setswana Motlhware
623.0 STRYCHNACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Monkey-orange Family
Strychnos cocculoides
English Corky Monkey-orange
Afrikaans Kurk(bas)-klapper
633.0 BUDDLEJACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Wild Elder Family
Nuxia congesta
English Wilde Elder
Afrikaans Wildevlier
Setswana Mokwerekwere
636.0 BUDDLEJACEAE (LOGANIACEAE)
Wild Elder Family
Buddleja saligna
English Mock Olive (False Olive)
Afrikaans Wit-olienhout
Setswana Motlhwaretshogwana
639.0 APOCYNACEAE
Oleander Family
Acokanthera oppositifolia
English Bushman's Poison (Common Poison-bush)
Afrikaans Boesmansgif (Gewone Gifboom)
Setswana Serokolo
657.0 BORAGINACEAE
Borage Family
Ehretia rigida
English Puzzle Bush
Afrikaans Deurmekaarbos
Setswana Morebe
664.0 LAMIACEAE (VERBENACEAE)
Sage Family (Verbena Family)
Vitex rehmannii
English Pipe-stem Tree
Afrikaans Pypsteelboom
Setswana Mokgatle
666.0 LAMIACEAE (VERBENACEAE)
Verbena Family
Vitex zeyheri
English Silver Pipe-stem Tree
Afrikaans Vaal-pypsteelboom
Setswana Mogamadi/ Mokwele
669.3 SOLANACEAE
Potato Family
Solanum aculeastrum
English Goat Apple (Goat Bitter-apple)
Afrikaans Bok-appel (Bok-bitterappel)
Setswana Thola
691.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Gardenia volkensii subsp. volkensii var. volkensii
English Eastern Bushveld (Transvaal) Gardenia
Afrikaans Wilde-katjiepiering (Transvaal-katjiepiering)
693.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Rothmannia capensis
English Mock Gardenia (Wild Gardenia)
Afrikaans Valskatjiepiering (Wilde-katjiepiering)
Setswana Morutla/ Morutlwa
698.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Tricalysia capensis (var. capensis)
English Forest Jackal-coffee (Forest Coffee)
Afrikaans Bos-jakkalskoffie (Boskoffie)
702.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
English Wild Medlar
Afrikaans Wildemispel
Setswana Mmilo
706.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Canthium gilfillanii
English Velvet Turkey-berry (Velvet Rock Alder)
Afrikaans Fluweel-klipels
Setswana Mononyane
710.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Canthium mundianum
English Rock Alder
Afrikaans Klipels
713.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Psydrax livida (Canthium huillense)
English Green Quar (Green Tree)
Afrikaans Bosveld-klipels (Groenboom)
Setswana Modumelantswe/ Mononyane
716.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta gardeniifolia var. gardeniifolia (assimilis var. assimilis
English Common Bridal Bush (Bride's)
Afrikaans Gewone Bruidsbos
Setswana Mmawa
716.1 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta gardeniifolia var.subtomentosa
English Hairy Bridal Bush (Bride's)
Afrikaans Harige Bruidsbos
717.1 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta eylesii
English Broad-leaved Bridal Bush (Bride's)
Afrikaans Breeblaarbruidsbos
722.0 RUBIACEAE
Gardenia Family
Pavetta zeyheri
English Small-leaved Bridal Bush (Bride's)
Afrikaans Fynblaar-bruidsbos
Setswana Mogadintane
730.0 ASTERACEAE
Daisy Family
Brachylaena rotundata
English Mountain Silver Oak
Afrikaans Berg-vaalbos
Setswana Moswane
733.0 ASTERACEAE
Daisy Family
Tarchonanthus camphoratus
English Camphor Bush
Afrikaans Kanferbos
Setswana Mofatlaha