Cape Floral Region – World Heritage Sites of SA

R75.00

The Cape Floral Region is one of the oldest plant kingdoms in the world, with some species dating back 60 million years. It is the smallest and richest of the world’s six plant kingdoms, with a staggering 9600 flora species – 70% of which occur nowhere else on Earth.

This a guide to the astonishing biodiversity of the Western Cape region of South Africa. Carl Linnaeus described it as ‘this heaven on Earth’ – a vast area of mountainous shrubland dominated by ‘fynbos’. It is said that the number of plant species in the Western Cape is larger than that of Western Europe.

Written by Fiona McIntosh with Cape Nature

 

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The Cape Floral Region is one of the oldest plant kingdoms in the world, with some species dating back 60 million years. It is the smallest and richest of the world’s six plant kingdoms, with a staggering 9600 flora species – 70% of which occur nowhere else on Earth.

This a guide to the astonishing biodiversity of the Western Cape region of South Africa. Carl Linnaeus described it as ‘this heaven on Earth’ – a vast area of mountainous shrubland dominated by ‘fynbos’. It is said that the number of plant species in the Western Cape is larger than that of Western Europe.

Written by Fiona McIntosh with Cape Nature

Part of the series: Southbound Pocket Guides to South Africa’s World Heritage Sites

206 pages, black and white with colour photo inserts, dimensions: 180x100mm

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Weight 0.175 kg
Dimensions 18 × 10 × 1 cm

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