which takes up 14% of the world's land mass and can be found in South America.
which takes up 8% of the world's land mass and can be found in Australia.
which takes up 1% of the world's land mass and can be found on the southern tip of South America
which takes up 0.04% of the world's land mass and can be found on the south
western tip of Africa.
This webpage is dedicated to the Capensis floral kingdom and in it we will show you some of
the species that grow in the region.
The Cape Floral Kingdom occurs in a strip of land which extends inland from the coast for about 200 kilometres and forms an arc which runs from Van Rhynsdorp in the west to Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the east.
The climate in this area is Mediterranean meaning that the area experiences hot summers and wet winters.
Many of the plants that grow in the Cape Floral kingdom are able to survive fires.
Protea Leucospermum Relexum
The Cape Floral Kingdom is made up of four major vegetation types and they are:
Mountain and Sand Plain Fynbos
grows on infertile acidic sandstone derived sands.
Protea Leucodendra Duet
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.
The Capensis or Cape Floral Kingdom is a fantastic holiday attraction which has to be seen to be properly appreciated.
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