African Flowers, Fruits, and Trees
But mostly flowers

Just a word of caution. 
I am by no means an expert on these plants so please check my identifications with a more reputable site before you use them.

Wild rose


Wild pumpkin or squash


Poinsettia tree


Elderberry  The guide where this was growing didn't know it was edible and was fascinated with the idea that you could use it to make wine.

A lily we saw briefly across  through the mist across the Victoria Falls gorge.

These stocks stood more than 6 feet above the surrounding jungle underbrush

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Water illy, some other water flowers, and a stem cross section we saw on the Okavango delta

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Nightshade, probably.

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Angel's trumpet or datura

Canna lily


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Acacia thorns 3 to 5 inches long or curved back like cat's claws.


Baobab tree



Achiote (Bixa orellana) It is used to produce annatto, a food coloring which is used in the US since it is "exempt of certification" by the rules of the Food and Drug Administration.

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The fruit of the rubber tree

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Sausage tree fruit.  We were told that it isn't used for anything.

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Cactus in a natural rock garden

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Two edible fruits  I have no idea what they were.
If you do send me an email and I will update this page.

And some more unidentified fruits, nuts, and berries.  I'm not sure if they are edible or not.
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Some unknown flowers that I grouped together only because they had bilateral symmetry and I think they look cool.
If you recognize one I would like to add it's identification.
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And more unknowns.
If you can identify any of them please send email so I can update this page.
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Again if you can identify any of these flowers please let me know via email.  Thank you.

Thank you Andrea, Marielle, and Willeke for sharing the pictures from our trip.

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