AFROTROPICAL Heathland Fynbos

One of the highest diversities of plants in the world is in the Fynbos of southern temperate Africa...

Order Proteales

Family Proteaceae

(Image by Damon Ramsey)

The species of Proteaceae in South Africa include some of the biggest showiest flowers in the world.

The large flowers attract some of the world's largest nectar feeding birds, such as the 'sugarbirds'.

Order Ericales

Family Ericaceae

Table Mountain, South Africa

Erica abietina. Endemic to southern South Africa.

Order Saxifragales

Family Crassulaceae

(Table Mountain, South Africa).

maybe Crassula coccinea?

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