Notices for Users of the Albums

1. New Albums and some changes


The latest genera Albums added to the Operation Wildflower Site are the ones on Melianthus, Metalasia and Brabejum. This means that photos and stories of plants belonging to these genera already on the Site have been moved from the more general Albums called Shrubs and Trees into their own new Albums under Genera. 


There is a genus Album in every case where enough material has been accumulated to warrant a stand-alone grouping of photos and stories. There are now more than 160 such Albums on genera of South African plants. The biggest ones (most photos) belong to the genera Crassula, Euphorbia, Pelargonium and Aloe. Keep watching, more will be added! If there is no genus Album yet on the plant you are looking for, check under Types or the Search Box.


In order to access all items on a plant of interest, the Search Box should be used, entering the botanical name of the plant. Most photos and stories on a particular plant are likely to be posted under Genera, (or if there are only few of them, in the conglomerate categories under Types). Habitat, Regions or Parks and Gardens may also contain some material on a species searched for, showing in the list generated when using the Search Box. The latest Regions Album is the one on the Langkloof. A new Parks and Gardens Album for the Caledon Wildflower Garden has also been created from existing material.


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Englerophytum magalismontanum

Botanical name

Englerophytum magalismontanum (SA No 581)

Other names

Stem-fruit; stamvrug (Afrikaans); Bequaertiodendron magalismontanum; Chrysophyllum argyrophyllum; Pouteria magalismontanum




Shrub or small tree, often 2 to 5 m

Description of stem

Grey, smooth with markings where the fruit appear

Description of leaves

Clustered at branch ends, obovate, glossy dark green above, distinctly yellow-brown below; prominent midrib with parallel lateral veins, margin entire, petiole over 1 cm, stipules often visible

Description of flowers

Pink, scented clusters of flowers from winter into early summer

Description of seed/fruit

Fleshy, red, with hairy covering, clustered on the old stems, one or two seeds

Description of roots




Propagation and cultivation

From seed or cuttings




Edible fruit, not commonly a garden plant, but has good potential

Ecological rarity


Pests and diseases





Rocky hills, wooded ravines, next to rivers and in bushy areas

Distribution (SA provinces)

Limpopo; Mpumalanga; Gauteng; Kwazulu-Natal


South Africa; Zimbabwe; Mozambique; Swaziland



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