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Fynbos of Western Cape

Fynbos of Western Cape

The fynbos is extremely diverse. On Table Mountain alone, over 1500 species occur. The same number as in the entire United Kingdom. The Cape Floral Kingdom is the only kingdom restricted to one country. As a result, South Africans shoulder the responsibility of conserving its unique biodiversity. Join this mission to document as many or our Fynbos and celebrate it's exhistance. Sign in to join mission

Fynbos of Western Cape
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Smith Zoo

18 participants 223 spottings

The Cape Floral Kingdom (containing the Fynbos) is one of the world's six floral kingdoms. It contains over 8500 plant species, of which 70% occur nowhere else in the world. The fynbos is characterized by the presence of four major plant groups. These include the well known proteas and ericas, the reed-like restios and geophytes (plants with underground storage organs - for example, Watsonias).

Fynbos of Western Cape

Lat: -34.21 Long: 18.39

Recent Spottings

Silkypuff Protea CathyWithers-Clarke 3 0 Silkypuff Protea
Red Pagoda Bush / Rooistompie Johan Heyns 2 0 Red Pagoda Bush / Rooistompie
King protea Fanie 1 1 King protea
Golden ice plant Fanie 6 0 Golden ice plant
Sundew / Sondou Johan Heyns 5 2 Sundew / Sondou
Heath / Heide Johan Heyns 2 0 Heath / Heide
Sundew / Snotblom Johan Heyns 3 0 Sundew / Snotblom
False Everlasting / Rooisewejaartjie Johan Heyns 1 0 False Everlasting / Rooisewejaartjie
Sea Rose / Teringbos Johan Heyns 1 1 Sea Rose / Teringbos
Ladismith Sugarbush Johan Heyns 1 1 Ladismith Sugarbush
Sea rose Fanie 1 0 Sea rose
Cape snow Fanie 1 0 Cape snow
Cape everlasting Fanie 3 3 Cape everlasting
Painted lady Fanie 1 0 Painted lady
False everlasting Fanie 6 4 False everlasting
Molokoloko Wendy Clapham 2 0 Molokoloko
Cape cowslip Fanie 1 0 Cape cowslip
Cancer bush Fanie 4 0 Cancer bush
Southern purple drumsticks Fanie 20 9 Southern purple drumsticks
Featherbush JohanHeyns 3 0 Featherbush
Slangkop Smith Zoo 9 5 Slangkop
Bobbejaantjie Wendy Clapham 8 5 Bobbejaantjie
Indigofera spp Wendy Clapham 1 0 Indigofera spp
Queen Protea JeffCrocombe 2 0 Queen Protea
Chandelier Lilly Wendy Clapham 13 11 Chandelier Lilly
Campanulaceae JohanHeyns 3 1 Campanulaceae
Honey Flower Smith'sZoo 2 0 Honey Flower
Fynbos-Pincushion Wendy Clapham 2 1 Fynbos-Pincushion
Pink Everlasting Wendy Clapham 8 5 Pink Everlasting
Sorrel Wendy Clapham 4 2 Sorrel
Paintbrush Lilly Wendy Clapham 3 2 Paintbrush Lilly
Manuela tomentosa Wendy Clapham 2 2 Manuela tomentosa
Fynbos Wendy Clapham 1 0 Fynbos
Pelargonium myrrhifolium Wendy Clapham 2 1 Pelargonium myrrhifolium
Fynbos Wendy Clapham 2 0 Fynbos
Cancer Bush Smith'sZoo 2 6 Cancer Bush
King Protea Wendy Clapham 6 1 King Protea
Drumsticks Smith'sZoo 5 5 Drumsticks
Red pincushion protea JohanHeyns 3 4 Red pincushion protea
Astereceae (Rooisewejaartjie) JohanHeyns 2 2 Astereceae (Rooisewejaartjie)
Liverwort Wendy Clapham 10 9 Liverwort
Wild Thistle / Wildedissel JohanHeyns 1 0 Wild Thistle / Wildedissel
Fynbos Wendy Clapham 9 6 Fynbos
Cape Snow Smith'sZoo 11 8 Cape Snow
Crane's Bill JeffCrocombe 2 1 Crane's Bill
Trachyandra Smith'sZoo 4 2 Trachyandra
Bitterbush Smith'sZoo 1 0 Bitterbush
Fynbos Smith'sZoo 2 2 Fynbos
Cancer Bush Smith'sZoo 2 6 Cancer Bush
Satin Flower Smith'sZoo 0 2 Satin Flower

Recently joined

CathyWithers-Clarke Jaco Nieman Fanie JeffCrocombe
Boswagter GavinGolden Noah Citizen aka Olivier Johan Heyns
Yolande Niel Wendy Clapham Karl Hofmyr
Ralf Slag JackSmith TimRolston VanessaVermaak
Smith Zoo roddyfox
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