Series: Strelitzia Volume: 29
By: John C Manning (Author), Peter Goldblatt (Author)
853 pages, no illustrations
The flora of the southwestern tip of Africa is one of the richest in the world. Recognized historically as the Cape Floristic Kingdom or Region, it encompasses a land area of 90 760 km2 with some 9400 species of vascular plants (ferns and other spore-bearing vascular plants, gymnosperms, and flowering plants), of which just over 68% are endemic. Nearly half of all vascular plant species recorded in southern Africa, and around one fifth of the species recorded in subSaharan Africa, occur here. This treatment is a concise account of all known species, arranged according to the most recent systems of classification.
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