Also known as
Elephant’S Foot, Tshivhuyu-Dumbu
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Spiny Greenstem Overview
In the far north of South Africa grows a very special, ancient-looking plant with a stem resembling an elephant’s foot. In our neighbouring country, Zimbabwe, this species is considered to be threatened with extinction and in South Africa, although only found in Limpopo Province, it is not. I am of the opinion that the conservation status of this species could rapidly change due to the changes in land use that are taking place in the areas where the species occurs. Conservation of this species is crucial. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Limpopo.