Common names of source organisms




The table below lists organisms compounds were extracted from. Use the search box on the right to find organisms you may be interested in.


In the "Common name" column the language of the common name, if not English, is shown in brackets.






Name Common name
Acacia karroo Sweet thorn
Acacia karroo Soetdoring (Afrikaans)
Acacia karroo Mookana (Northern Sotho)
Acacia karroo Mooka (Tswana)
Acacia karroo Umunga (Xhosa/Zulu)
Acacia nigrescens Knob thorn
Acacia nigrescens Knoppiesdoring (Afrikaans)
Acacia nigrescens Muunga (Venda)
Acacia nigrescens Mooka (Sepedi)
Acacia nigrescens Umkhaya (Zulu)
Alcyonium fauri Marine sponge
Alcyonium fauri Purple soft coral
Alcyonium species A (unspecified) Marine sponge
Alcyonium species A (unspecified) Flame coral
Alcyonium species B (unspecified) Marine sponge
Alcyonium species B (unspecified) Flame coral
Alcyonium valdivae Soft coral
Aloe castanea Cat's tail aloe
Aloe claviflora Aanteelaalwyn (Afrikaans)
Aloe claviflora Kanonaalwyn (Afrikaans)
Aloe claviflora Kraalaalwyn (Afrikaans)
Aplysia dactylomela Sea slug
Aplysia dactylomela Spotted sea hare
Aplysia parvula Sea hare
Aplysilla sulphurea Marine sponge
Aplysilla sulphurea Common sponge
Apodytes dimidiata White pear
Apodytes dimidiata Witpeer (Afrikaans)
Apodytes dimidiata Umdakane (Zulu)
Apodytes dimidiata Sephopha-madi (Northern Sotho)
Axinella sp. (unspecified) Marine sponge
Axinella weltneri Marine sponge
Ballota africana Cat herb
Ballota africana Cape horehound
Ballota africana Kattekruie (Afrikaans)
Boophane flava Yellow umbrella flower
Brunsvigia josephinæ Candelabra lily
Brunsvigia josephinæ Kandelaarblom (Afrikaans)
Brunsvigia josephinæ Lantanter (Afrikaans)
Buddleja salviifolia Sagewood
Buxus natalensis Natal box
Buxus natalensis Grootblaarbuksboom (Afrikaans)
Calpurnia aurea (ssp. sylvatica) Shrub
Capnella thyrsoidea Marine sponge
Capnella thyrsoidea White cauliflower soft coral
Cephalodiscus gilchristi Marine worm
Chromodoris hamiltoni Sea slug
Cissampelos capensis Dawidjies
Cissampelos capensis Dawidjieswortel
Cladiella kashmani Lobed blanching soft coral
Clathrina aff. reticulum Marine sponge
Cliona celata Red boring sponge
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Red bush willow
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Rooiboswilg (Afrikaans)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Umbondwe (Zulu)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Imbondvo (Swazi)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Mohwidiri (Tswana)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Mohwelere (Sepedi)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Muvuvha (Venda)
Combretum apiculatum (ssp. apiculatum) Ndhuva (Tsonga)
Combretum caffrum Rooiblaar
Combretum caffrum Bushwillow tree
Combretum caffrum Mdubu (Zulu)
Combretum caffrum Bushveld-willow
Crinum bulbispermum Orange river lily
Crinum bulbispermum Vaal river lily
Crinum bulbispermum Oranjerivierlelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum bulbispermum Umnduze (Zulu)
Crinum macowanii River crinum
Crinum macowanii River lily
Crinum macowanii Common vlei-lily
Crinum macowanii Sabie crinum
Crinum macowanii Cape coast lily
Crinum macowanii Rivierlelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum macowanii Boslelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum macowanii Sabielelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum macowanii Intelezi (Xhosa)
Crinum macowanii Umduze (isizulu)
Crinum moorei Natal lily
Crinum moorei Moore's crinum
Crinum moorei Boslelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum moorei Natal-lelie (Afrikaans)
Crinum moorei Umnduze (Zulu)
Crotalaria globifera Perennial
Croton gratissimus Bergboegoe
Croton gratissimus Ilabele
Croton gratissimus Inkubathi
Croton gratissimus Isikhumampuphu
Croton gratissimus Korannaboegoe
Croton gratissimus Lavender croton
Croton gratissimus Lavender fever berry
Croton gratissimus Laventelbos
Croton gratissimus Laventelkoorsbessie
Croton gratissimus Maloga
Croton steenkampianus Croton
Cyrtanthus elatus George lily
Cyrtanthus falcatus Drakensburg fire lily
Cyrtanthus obliquus Knysna lily
Cyrtanthus obliquus Knysnalelie (Afrikaans)
Cyrtanthus obliquus Umathaga (Zulu)
Diospyros lycioides Bluebush
Diospyros lycioides Star-apple
Diospyros lycioides Monkey plum
Diospyros lycioides Bloubos (Afrikaans)
Diospyros lycioides Muthala (Venda)
Diospyros lycioides Lethanyu (Tswana)
Diospyros lycioides Monkga-nku (Southern Sotho)
Diospyros lycioides Mtloumana (Northern Sotho)
Diospyros lycioides Umbhongisa (Xhosa)
Diospyros lycioides Umbulwa (Zulu)
Diospyros lycioides Umcafudane (Swati)
Distaplia skoogi Sea squirt
Distephanus angulifolius Impoqompoqwane
Dodonaea angustifolia Sand olive
Dodonaea angustifolia Sandolien (Afrikaans)
Dodonaea angustifolia Ysterbos (Afrikaans)
Dodonaea angustifolia Mutata-vhana (Venda)
Dodonaea angustifolia Mutepipuma (Shona)
Drimia altissima Tall white squill
Drimia depressa Bulb
Drimia depressa Moretele (Sotho)
Drimia robusta Brandui (Afrikaans)
Drimia robusta Isiklenama (Zulu)
Drimia robusta Undonganazibomvana (Zulu)
Drimiopsis maculata African hosta
Drimiopsis maculata Leopard plant
Drimiopsis maculata Little white soldiers
Drimiopsis maculata African false hosta
Dysidea species (unspecified) Marine sponge
Elaeodendron croceum Saffron
Elaeodendron croceum Saffron wood
Elaeodendron croceum Forest saffron
Elaeodendron croceum Saffraan (Afrikaans)
Elaeodendron croceum Bossafraan (Afrikaans)
Eleutherobia aurea Marine sponge
Eleutherobia aurea Soft coral
Eriosema kraussianum Pale yellow eriosema
Erythrophleum lasianthum Swazi ordeal tree
Euclea natalensis Natal guarri
Euclea natalensis Natal ebony
Euclea natalensis Large-leaved guarri
Euclea natalensis Natalghwarrie (Afrikaans)
Euclea natalensis Berggwarrie (Afrikaans)
Euclea natalensis Swartbasboom (Afrikaans)
Euclea natalensis Umtshekisani (Xhosa)
Euclea natalensis Umkhasa (Xhosa)
Euclea natalensis Idungamuzi (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Ichitamuzi (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Umzimane (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Umtshikisane (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Inkunzane (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Inkunzi-emnyama (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Umhlalanyamazane (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Umanyathi (Zulu)
Euclea natalensis Umhlangula (Tsonga)
Eucomis bicolor Pineapple flower
Eucomis bicolor Pinapple lily
Eucomis comosa Pineapple plant
Eucomis comosa Pineapple flower
Eucomis comosa Pineapple lily
Eucomis comosa Wildepynappel (Afrikaans)
Eucomis comosa Umphompho (Xhosa)
Eucomis comosa Umathunga (Zulu)
Eucomis humilis Dwarf pineapple flower
Eucomis humilis Beskeie berglelie (Afrikaans)
Eucomis montana Pineapple lily
Eucomis punctata Pineapple flower
Eucomis punctata Pinapple lily
Eucomis schiffii Pineapple flower
Eucomis schiffii Pineapple lily
Euphorbia bothae Nkondze
Euphorbia bothae Euphorbia
Euphorbia bothae Naboom (Afrikaans)
Euphorbia bothae Gewone naboom (Afrikaans)
Euphorbia bothae Mohlohlokgomo (Northern Sotho)
Euphorbia bothae Mokgoto (Northern Sotho)
Euphorbia bothae Unhlonhlo (Swati)
Euphorbia bothae Nkonde (Tswana)
Fasciospongia Sponge
Galenia africana Kraalbos
Galenia africana Geelbos
Galenia africana Perdebos
Galtonia candicans Berg lily
Galtonia candicans Summer hyacinth
Galtonia candicans Cape hyacinth
Galtonia candicans Berglelie (Afrikaans)
Galtonia candicans Kaapse hiasint (Afrikaans)
Galtonia candicans Isidwa esimhlope (Zulu)
Gyrophyllum sibogae Sea pen
Harpagophytum procumbens Devil's claw
Harpagophytum procumbens Harpago
Harpagophytum procumbens Grapple plant
Harpagophytum procumbens Woolspider
Harpagophytum procumbens Teufelskralle
Harpagophytum procumbens Sengaparile
Harpagophytum procumbens Kanako
Harpagophytum procumbens Lekgagamare
Harpagophytum procumbens X'aatataba
Harpagophytum procumbens Woodspider
Harpagophytum procumbens Duivelsklou (Afrikaans)
Harpagophytum procumbens Bobbejaandubbeltjie (Afrikaans)
Harpagophytum procumbens Kloudoring (Afrikaans)
Harpagophytum procumbens Veldspinnakop (Afrikaans)
Harpagophytum procumbens Trampelklette (German)
Harpagophytum procumbens Ghamaghoe (Setswana)
Harpagophytum procumbens Tloutaxaba (San)
Harpagophytum procumbens Otjihangatene (Herero)
Hemiasterella minor Marine sponge
Hoodia gordonii Hoodia
Hoodia gordonii Bobbejaanghaap (Afrikaans)
Hoodia gordonii Bergghaap (Afrikaans)
Hoodia gordonii Bitterghaap (Afrikaans)
Hoodia gordonii Bokhorings (Afrikaans)
Hoodia gordonii Khobab (Khoi)
Hypselodoris capensis Cape droid
Hypselodoris capensis Sea slug
Hypselodoris capensis Opisthobranch mollusks
Hypselodoris capensis Nudibranch
Latrunculia bellae Marine sponge
Latrunculia bellae Flatworm
Latrunculia lorii Marine sponge
Ledebouria ovatifolia Ledebouria
Ledebouria ovatifolia Common squill
Leminda millecra Griffiths (ssp. Arminacea) Frilled nudibranch
Leminda millecra Griffiths (ssp. Arminacea) Sea slug
Leonotis leonurus Wild dagga
Leonotis leonurus Lion's ear
Leonotis leonurus Wildedagga (Afrikaans)
Leonotis leonurus Duiwelstabak (Afrikaans)
Leonotis leonurus Imvovo (Xhosa)
Leptogorgia palma Palmate sea fan
Leucosidea sericea (Rosaceae) Oubaas (Afrikaans)
Leucosidea sericea (Rosaceae) Ouhout (Afrikaans)
Leucosidea sericea (Rosaceae) umTshitshi (Zulu)
Leucosidea sericea (Rosaceae) Shrub
Marchantia polymorpha Thalloid liverwort
Merwilla plumbea Wild squill
Merwilla plumbea Blue squill
Merwilla plumbea Blue hyacinth
Merwilla plumbea Blouberglelie
Merwilla plumbea Blouslangkop
Merwilla plumbea Inguduza
Nephthea sp Coral
Nephthea sp Taylor's purple tree coral
Nerine filifolia Grass-leaved nerine
Ornithogalum saundersiae Giant chincherinchee
Ornithogalum saundersiae Reuse tjienkerientjee (Afrikaans)
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Wonder-flower
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Star-of-bethlehem
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Chincherinchee (Afrikaans)
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Tjienk (Afrikaans)
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Tjienkerientjee (Afrikaans)
Orthosiphon labiatus Pink sage
Orthosiphon labiatus Shell bush
Orthosiphon labiatus Pienk salie (Afrikaans)
Osyris lanceolata Rock tannin-bush
Osyris lanceolata Transvaal sumach
Osyris lanceolata Bergbas (Afrikaans)
Osyris lanceolata Rotslooibas (Afrikaans)
Osyris lanceolata Intshakasa (Zulu)
Osyris lanceolata Ingondotha-mpete (Zulu)
Osyris lanceolata Umbulunyathi (Zulu/Xhosa)
Osyris lanceolata Intekeza (Xhosa)
Osyris lanceolata Utekeza (Xhosa)
Osyris lanceolata Umbulunyati (Swati)
Osyris lanceolata Mpere (Tsonga)
Osyris lanceolata Mpeta (Venda)
Pachastrella sp. Marine sponge
Parinari capensis Sand apple
Parinari curatellifolia Mobola-plum
Parinari curatellifolia Cork tree
Parinari curatellifolia Hissing tree
Parinari curatellifolia Grysappel (Afrikaans)
Parinari curatellifolia Bosappel (Afrikaans)
Parinari curatellifolia Mmola (Northern Sotho)
Parinari curatellifolia Mbulwa (Tsonga)
Parinari curatellifolia Mobola (Tswana)
Parinari curatellifolia Muvhula (Venda)
Peltophorum africanum African wattle
Peltophorum africanum Weeping wattle
Peltophorum africanum Huilboom
Peltophorum africanum Isikhaba-mkhombe
Peltophorum africanum Umsehle
Peltophorum africanum Umthobomosehla
Peltophorum africanum Isikhabakhombe
Peltophorum africanum Nhlanhlanbu
Peltophorum africanum Ndedeze
Peltophorum africanum Mosathia
Peltophorum africanum Musese
Pieterfaurea unilobata Marine sponge
Pieterfaurea unilobata Soft coral
Plakortis aff.simplex Marine sponge
Plectranthus ecklonii Groot spoorsalie
Plectranthus hadiensis Hairy spurflower
Plectranthus hadiensis Harige spoorsalie (Afrikaans)
Plectranthus hadiensis Ilozane (Xhosa)
Plectranthus hadiensis Imbozisa (Zulu)
Plocamium corallorhiza Red algae
Plocamium corallorhiza Coral plocamium
Plocamium cornutum Red algae
Plocamium maxillosum Red algae
Prunus africana African cherry
Pseudodistoma species (unspecified) Marine sponge
Salvia africana-lutea Beach salvia
Salvia africana-lutea Dune salvia
Salvia africana-lutea Golden salvia
Salvia africana-lutea Bruin- of sandsalie (Afrikaans)
Salvia africana-lutea Geelblomsalie (Afrikaans)
Sargassum heterophyllum Brown algae
Schkuhria pinnata Dwarf marigold
Schkuhria pinnata Dwarf mexican marigold
Schkuhria pinnata Khaki bush
Schkuhria pinnata Khakibos
Schkuhria pinnata Bitterbos (Afrikaans)
Schkuhria pinnata Bitterbossie (Afrikaans)
Schkuhria pinnata Bokrambossie (Afrikaans)
Schkuhria pinnata Dwerg-goudsblom (Afrikaans)
Schkuhria pinnata Hardebossie (Afrikaans)
Schkuhria pinnata Kakiebossie (Afrikaans)
Scilla nervosa Sand lily
Scilla nervosa Wild squill
Scilla zebrina Giant false scilla
Scilla zebrina Giant african hyacinth
Scutia myrtina Cat-thorn
Scutia myrtina Katdoring (Afrikaans)
Scutia myrtina Bos-wag-'n-bietjie (Afrikaans)
Scutia myrtina Isiphingo (Xhosa)
Scutia myrtina Uqapula (Xhosa)
Scutia myrtina Umqapuma (Xhosa)
Scutia myrtina Isipingo (Zulu)
Scutia myrtina Umsondeza (Zulu)
Scutia myrtina Umthole (Zulu)
Securidaca longepedunculata Violet tree
Securidaca longepedunculata Krinkhout (Afrikaans)
Securidaca longepedunculata Mpesu (tshivenda)
Securidaca longepedunculata Mmaba (Tswana)
Senecio chrysocoma Umthithimbili wentaba
Senecio oxyodontus Feathery senecio
Senecio paniculatus Fynbos
Senecio pterophorus African daisy
Sinularia dura Coral
Sinularia dura Cabbage leather coral
Sinularia dura Flower leather
Siphonaria capensis Sea snail
Siphonaria capensis False limpet
Siphonaria oculus Sea snail
Siphonaria oculus False limpet
Siphonaria serrata Sea snail
Siphonaria serrata False limpet
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Natal ginger
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Wild ginger
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Wildegemmer (Afrikaans)
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Indungulo (Zulu)
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Isiphephetho (Zulu)
Solanum aculeatissimum Dutch eggplant
Solanum aculeatissimum Love-apple
Solanum panduriforme Apple of sodom
Solanum panduriforme Bitter apple
Solanum panduriforme Bitterappel (Afrikaans)
Solanum panduriforme Bitterappeltjie (Afrikaans)
Spirastrella spinispirulifera (Porifera) Marine sponge
Spirostachys africana Sea snail
Spirostachys africana False limpet
Strongylodesma algoaensis Marine sponge
Strongylodesma aliwaliensis Marine sponge
Strongylodesma species (unspecified) Marine sponge
Sutherlandia frutescens Sutherlandia
Sutherlandia frutescens Cancer bush
Sutherlandia frutescens Balloon pea
Sutherlandia frutescens Umnwele (Xhosa/Zulu)
Sutherlandia frutescens Kankerbos (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Blaasbossie (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Blaas-ertjie (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Eendjies (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Gansiekeurtjie (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Klappers (Afrikaans)
Sutherlandia frutescens Hoenderbelletjie (Afrikaans)
Teclea natalensis Mumbanziti (Shona)
Teclea natalensis Ruwanziri (Shona)
Teclea natalensis Small-fruited teclea
Toddaliopsis bremekampii Wild Mandarin
Toddaliopsis bremekampii Wart-berry
Toddaliopsis bremekampii intane
Trimusculus costatus Sea snail
Trimusculus costatus False limpet
Tsitsikamma favus Marine sponge
Tsitsikamma pedunculata Marine sponge
Turraea floribunda wild honeysuckle
Typha capensis Palmiet (Afrikaans)
Typha capensis Swazi)
Typha capensis Bulrush
Typha capensis Papkuil (Afrikaans)
Typha capensis Matjiesriet (Afrikaans)
Typha capensis Ibhuma (zulu
Typha capensis Ingcongolo (Xhosa)
Typha capensis Motsitla (sesotho)
Urginea epigea Tall white squill
Vernonia amygdalina Bitterleaf
Vernonia colorata Bitterleaf
Warburgia salutaris Pepper-bark tree
Warburgia salutaris Peperbasboom (Afrikaans)
Warburgia salutaris Isibhaha (Zulu)
Warburgia salutaris Manaka (Venda)
Warburgia salutaris Shibaha (Tsonga)
Warburgia salutaris (Canellaceae) Pepper-bark tree
Warburgia salutaris (Canellaceae) Isibhaha (Zulu)
Warburgia salutaris (Canellaceae) Peperbasboom
Xanthorrhoeaceae Bitter aloe
Xanthorrhoeaceae Cape aloe
Xanthorrhoeaceae Aloe ferox Mill.