Pavetta lanceolata, commonly the weeping bride's bush, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that reaches about 4 m in height (SA Tree List No. 718.1).
It grows in the eastern parts of South Africa, from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal to the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld. Its habitat is bushveld, forest margins, rocky slopes and riverbanks in fairly high rainfall areas.
The profusion of small, white flowers are pollinated by a variety of insects, including wasps, ants, beetles, bees and butterflies, as well as several bird species. Birds also distribute the seeds (Coates Palgrave, 2002; www.plantzafrica.com).