Botanical name

Robsonodendron maritimum



Common Name

Dune Mock Silky-bark, Duinesybas

Synonym (old name)

Cassine maritima


Low rigid, evergreen, dense shrub up to 2.5m with spreading branches and angular green twigs. Leaves alternate, thick and slightly fleshy up to 60mm long usually with pointed tips, threads evident when breaking leaf blade; tiny flowers are small 3-4mm across, 5-petalled, cream to white and lightly scented; fruits are white.

The common name Silky-bark refers to the silky threads which can be seen when a leaf is broken.


Dune fynbos and on thicket margins

Flower Date

June to October