Agathosma crenulata, one of the Agathosma species commonly known in Afrikaans as anysboegoe (aniseed buchu), is an aromatic shrub growing to 2 m in height. New growth has reddish stems.
The comparatively large leaves for an Agathosma seen in the photo grow opposite on short petioles. The leaf is ovate to elliptic with rounded base and tapering to a pointed tip. The leaf margins are crenulate, i.e. having small rounded teeth, giving the species its name.
The abundant flowers growing from leaf axils are white, sometimes flushed with pink or mauve. Flowering occurs from winter through spring.
The distribution in the Western Cape ranges from Paarl northwards to Tulbagh and Ceres, eastwards to Swellendam. The habitat is damp lower slopes in the fynbos. This plant was growing well in Kirstenbosch, but without flowers as the season was autumn.
There is another large-leaved species, A. serratifolia that has serrated leaf margins and a more southerly distribution (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; www.plantzafrica.com).