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Biodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South AfricaBiodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
Evergreen fire-dependent shrublands characterize the landscape of the Cape Floristic Region, one of the world's five Mediterranean hotspots. Home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world, the region is the only hotspot that encompasses an entire floral kingdom, and holds five of South Africa’s 12 endemic plant families and 160 endemic genera. The geometric tortoise, the Cape sugar-bird, and a number of antelope species are characteristic of the Cape Floristic hotspot.
Available online at: http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/hotspots/cape_floristic/Pages/default.aspx
Red Crassula (Crassula coccinea), Table Mountain National Park, SA
Table Mountain Watsonia (Watsonia tabularis), Table Mountain National Park, SA
Everlasting Vygie (Erepsia anceps), Silvermine, Table Mountain National Park, SA
Walking Trail through the finbos of Table Mountain National Park at Silvermine, SA
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