Chinese-Lanterns - Nymania capensis (Tree no 295)
Chinese-lanterns, Nymania capensis, grow in semi-arid sites, and where there is one, there are mostly others in the vicinity, most often found along watercourses or among rocks. Along roadsides it is not browsed and can be common.
Sacred Coral-trees - Erythrina lysistemon (Tree no 245)
Sacred Coral-trees, Erythrina lysistemon are found growing among other species of trees. It is easiest to find in low-lying, dune, riverine and swamp forests of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Glossy Bottlebrush - Greyia sutherlandii (Tree no 446)
Glossy Bottlebrush trees are most easily found when it occurs on exposed, rocky hillsides and steep mountain slopes of the Drakensberg and other high-lying areas of the Highveld and KwaZulu-Natal.
Knob-Thorn Acacia - Acacia nigrescens (Tree no 178)
Larger Knob-thorn Acacias grow singly with many scattered trees in the area. They are often near drainage lines and rivers. Smaller, mature Knob-thorns grow in dense groups in clay soils.
Broad-leaved Yellowwood - Podocarpus latifolius (National Tree Spotting Tree no 18)
The Broad-leaved Yellowwood is evergreen and can be massive. It is found along rivers and in forests, throughout the eastern side of the whole country, from well into the Bushveld, through the Lowveld, KwaZulu-Natal and down into the Cape to Cape Town.
Giant-leaved Fig - Ficus lutea (National Tree Spotting Tree no 61)
The Giant-leaved Fig, Ficus lutea, not only has huge leaves, but is an enormous, wide-spreading, evergreen tree with a very dense canopy. It is unmistakable along the eastern side of KwaZulu-Natal.
Shepherds-tree - Boscia albitrunca (National Tree Spotting Tree no 122)
Shepherds-trees, Boscia albitrunca, are not usually taller than 6 metres. They can be trees with a single fluted, often crooked trunk, or a small rounded shrub.
Lala-palm - Hyphaene coriacea (National Tree Spottting Tree no 23)
Indigenous Lala-palms, Hyphaene coriacea, are evergreen and are South Africa’s tallest, indigenous Palm, growing up to 7 m in height. They occur throughout the Lowveld and along the coastal strip of KwaZulu-Natal, into the Eastern Cape.
Squat Star-chestnut - Sterculia rogersii (National Tree Spotting Tree no 477)
This tree is not really common, unless you are in a rocky area or in sandy soil, virtually anywhere in the Bushveld or the Lowveld
Mountain Cabbage-tree - Cussonia paniculata (National Tree Spotting tree no 563)
Mountain Cabbage-tree is not always evergreen, but has such an unusual shape and corky bark that it is easy to identify in the few areas where it loses its leaves for a month or so.