Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration

Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration

SEEDS / PLANTS

Sue Milton-Dean (PhD) & W. Richard J. Dean (PhD)


 

Central Karoo District Veld Seed Available

We supply indigenous seeds and plants suitable for restoration and improvement of natural veld in the Central Karoo district.

We also consult on veld restoration.

A selection of seeds – clockwise from top left  vingerhoedgras, 
bietou, rooi karee, skaapvygie, klappiesbrak, kapok

A selection of seeds – clockwise from top left  vingerhoedgras, 

bietou, rooi karee, skaapvygie, klappiesbrak, kapok

Please click here to download a full Seed List        

Please scroll down to read about Seed Success Stories

Please click on the links for more information about each seed

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Species

Common name

Type of plant

Cenchrus ciliaris (Molopo)  

Bloubuffelgras

Grass

 

Cenchrus ciliaris (pelleted)       English  Afrikaans

Bloubuffelgras

Grass

 

Cenchus ciliaris (Prince Albert)

Bloubuffelgras

Grass

Chaetobromus dregaenus

Hartbeesgras

Grass

Cynodon dactylon

Kweek

Grass 

 

Ehrharta calycina Eng.  Afr.

Rooisaadgras

Grass

 

Enneapogon cenchroides 

Sewedaegras

Grass

Eragrostis curvula

Oulandsgras

Grass

 

Eragrostis obtusa

Douvatgras

Grass

Eragrostis teff 

Tef

Grass

 

Fingerhuthia africana        Eng.  Afr.

Vingerhoedgras 

Grass

 

Hyparhenia hirta

Dekgras

Grass

Panicum maximum

Wit buffelgras

Grass

Sporobolus fimbriatus

Fynsaad, vleigras

Grass

Stipagrostis ciliata Eng.   Afr.

Langbeen boesmangras

Grass

Stipagrostis obtusa Eng.   Afr.

Kortbeen boesmangras

Grass

Themeda triandra

Rooigras

Grass

Foveolina dichotoma      Eng.  Afr.

Stinkkruid

Opslag

 

Nemesia fruticans

Leeubekkie

Opslag

Tephrosia capensis

Ertjie

Opslag

Dimorphotheca cuneata

Wit bitou

Shrub

Dodonaea angustifolia

Sandolien, hop bush

Shrub

Eriocephalus ericoides      Eng.  Afr.

Kapokbos

Shrub

Garuleum bipinnatum     Eng.  Afr.

Slanghoutjie

Shrub

 

Lessertia pauciflora (shelled) Eng.  Afr.

Skaapertjie: Fynertjie

Shrub

 

Limeum aethiopicum    Eng.  Afr.

Koggelmandervoet karoo

Shrub

 

Manochlamys albicans

Spanspekbos

Shrub

Pentzia incana Eng.  Afr.

Ankerkaroo

Shrub

 

Pteronia adenocarpa Eng.   Afr.      

Gomknop

Shrub

 

Pteronia glauca Eng.  Afr.

 

Shrub

 

Pteronia incana Eng.   Afr.

Wilde lavental, Asbos

Shrub

 

Pteronia viscosa Eng.   Afr.

Gomknop

Shrub

 

Rhigozum obovatum Eng.

Wilde granaat

Shrub

Rhus Burchellii

Koeniebos

Shrub

Salsola aphylla Eng.   Afr.  

River Ganna

Shrub

 

Salsola barbata Eng.    Afr.

Baard Ganna

Shrub

 

Salsola calluna Eng.    Afr. 

Rooilootganna

Shrub

 

Sericocoma avolans       Eng.   Afr.

Gras-bo-bossie-onder

Shrub

 

Sutherlandia frutescens

Kankerbos


Tetragonia spicata Eng.   Afr.

Klappiesbrak 

Shrub

 

Tripteris agilliana (scariosum)

Stink bitou 

Shrub

Tripteris sinuata Eng.   Afr.

Karoo Bietou 

Shrub

 

Aloe claviflora

Kraal alwyn

Succulent

Augia capensis

Volstruisdruiwe

Succulent

Kleinia longiflora 

Sjambokbos

Succulent

Acacia karroo

Soetdoring

Tree

Rhus lancea Rooi karee Tree

 


 

LOW VOLUME SEEDS

Common name

Type of plant

 
Drosanthemum hispidum  Eng.  Afr. Skaapvygie Succulent  
Drosanthemum lique Skaapvygie Succulent  
Hermannia desert Geelpleisterbos Shrub 30 cm  
Hirpicium alienatum Haarbossie Shrub 30 cm  
Malephora lutea geelvygie Succulent  
Pleiospilos compactus Volstruistoon Succulent  
Rhigozum obovatum Granaatbos Tall shrub  
Rhus undulata Taaibos Tall shrub  
Ruschia approximata   Succulent  

Ruschia spinosa Eng.  Afr.

Doringvygie Succulent  

 

 

Can’t find what you want? 

We will grow Central Karoo plants from your seed.

Click here to download Guidelines for veld restoration


Seed Success Stories and Comments

Entomologist and Dung Beetle specialist Prof. Clarke Scholtz has been restoring vegetation during vacations on a degraded farm near Calvinia. He wrote “We had a fantastic start to the season with between 8-18 mm of rain, weekly for 6 weeks (until early July), then nothing since. We have worked out a planting strategy that works well for us – I walk with a hoe and dig cup-size holes and Jenny follows, drops in some seed then kicks the soil back in. When the soil is soft we cover big areas quickly – open areas get grass seed (Ehrharta calycina and Chaetobromus involucratus), and we sow Tetragonia (klappiesbrak) and Tripterus sinuata(karoo bietou) around bushes. The grass and Tripterus germinated well but we’re not sure whether there are any signs of Tetragonia yet.”

“The one spectacular success we have had was to stop sheet erosion at the foot of a koppie – we laid Prosopis branches [before the summer rains] at 10m intervals across the flow on one side of a donga. The braches not only stopped the erosion but slowed the water flow which dispersed seed across the whole area and collected masses of seed - the layers of branches are now hedges! The area across the donga that we haven’t got to yet has remained barren, so we have a perfect “treatment” and “control”!! “

See The African Dung Beetle Genera” by A.L.V.Davis, A.V.Frolov and C.H.Scholtz http://www.dungbeetlesforafrica.org/new_book.html

 

SPONSORS

 

     
             

 

We have supplied seeds to the following businesses


     
     Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust    Aurecon- consulting engineers    


 



Sue Milton-Dean (PhD) & Richard Dean (PhD)
        RENU-KAROO Veld Restoration cc
        Karoo veld assessment, vegetation surveys, indigenous seed and plants for Karoo restoration and landscaping
        PO Box 47 Prince Albert 6930 South Africa
        Tel /Fax evenings +27 (0)23 5411 828, Mobile Sue 082 770 0206, Richard 079 517 3693

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