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Fynbos on Sleeping Beauty in the Langeberg Mountains.

Fynbos on Sleeping Beauty in the Langeberg Mountains.

From Wikipedia – ‘Fynbos (/ˈfeɪnbɒs/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈfɛi̯nbos] meaning fine-leaved plants) is a small belt of natural shrubland or heathland vegetation located in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. This area is predominantly winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate. The fynbos ecoregion is within the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome. In fields related to biogeography, fynbos is known for its exceptional degree of biodiversity and endemism, consisting about 80% (8,500 fynbos) species of the Cape floral kingdom where nearly 6,000 of them are endemic.’