Dendrological Society of South Africa

The tree science and conservation society of South Africa

The Dendrological Society promotes the study, protection and propagation of trees and tree-dominated ecosystems as a contribution to effective environmental conservation and improvement in South Africa. Membership of the Dendrological Society is open to all natural persons whose application is seconded by two members and endorsed by the Executive Committee.

2014 Pocket list of Southern African indigenous trees

The 5th edition of this indispensable list of southern African indigenous trees has been updated to include recent advances in the classification and naming of trees. There are 1 666 entries, most of which are illustrated, covering all trees indigenous to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Distribution maps, scientific names, FSA tree numbers, Afrikaans and English common names, illustrations and icons depicting conservation status are also included.

Price to date: R225 (VAT included, postage excluded, price subject to change)

E-mail: • Website: • Bookshop: 121 Soutpansberg Road, Riviera, Pretoria, RSA

Hartwig von Dürckheim, Braam van Wyk, Erika van den Berg, Meg Coates Palgrave, Marie Jordaan

  1. Thank you for the information. I will again contact you soon again. We are in a planning process to plant indigenous Trees in Zululand and now know where and how to get all the information we need. Our web page for Zululand Centre Ensuring Excellence ( is still under construction but will give you a good idea about our Vision and Mission. I do not plan to order a copy of the book right now, will do in the near future!!!

    • Ernst Metzger
    • March 5, 2017

    Good morning.
    I would like to order a copy of the book SA Indigenous Trees.