Scientific Name: Bauhinia galpinii Common names: Pride of De Kaap, 'Vlam-van-die-vlakte' in Afrikaans.
Description: Dense ever-green scrub that could reach up to 10 ft in height. The flowers a deep red in colour. It is endemic to east and southern Africa.
Medical uses: None
Superstition uses: None
Nutritive uses: Domestic animals do feed on it.
Other uses: Often planted as ornamental scrub in gardens.
Superstition uses: None recorded.
Credits: Christian Fourie.