Tall mountain aloes growing on hillsides are a common sight in southern Africa.
Coffee is one of the world's favourite drinks, one of the most important commercial crop-plants, and the second most valuable international commodity; Arabica coffee is considered to produce the finest coffee beans...
Flat-crown albizia is an African tree with a wealth of uses, from the simple provision of shade to the preparation of a love charm.
Red clover is grown widely across the world as a forage crop for livestock and poultry and has also been used in folk medicine.
Gum arabic has been used for at least 4,000 years in the preparation of food, in human and veterinary medicine, in crafts and as a cosmetic.
The wood of Acacia nilotica was used by ancient Egyptians to make statues and furniture.
Few can resist touching the compound leaves of the sensitive plant and watching them fold up in response.
Gilbertiodendron dewevrei is a large, evergreen tree that dominates forests in parts of central Africa.
Cleavers is a botanical hitchhiker with a medicinal past, present and future.
Clover dodder is one of the most rapidly growing parasitic plants.