Capensis : Cape Town's Floral Kingdom
Silver Leaf tree part of the Protea family
Before I show you some of Cape Town's floral beauty let me explain how the world's floral kingdoms work.
Worldwide there are six Floral Kingdoms.
They are the:
Protea Leucospermum Relexum
The Cape Floral Kingdom is made up of four major vegetation types and they are:
Protea Leucodendra Duet
Renosterveld grows on more fertile soils derived from granite or shale.
Protea Leucospermum Tottum
Strandveld where plants grow in calcareous dune sands.
Below you will find a selection of photographs of flowers in our Floral Kingdom.
Protea : Leucospermum Tottum : Orange/Red Pincushion
Protea :Leucospermum : Guenzii
Ericoids are shrubs with small, narrow and often rolled leaves.
Restioids are tufted plants with near leafless, tubular or wiry non-woody stems
Restios or reeds
Fynbos is an important economic asset to the Cape area in that it is a tourist attraction, provides outdoor recreation, flowers and rooibos tea, medicinal remedies to local communities, prevents erosion by water and is vital to scientific research.
Visit Cape Town soon. It's a cheap holiday destination and the best and most beautiful city in the world.
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