Good morning ....
Thank you for all your support yesterday, I have decided to give you a multi upload feast today to make up for yesterday... (for the Angry birds, please view V1 only) The later versions show some of the fynbos
Kate and Mike Smith were wondering what Fynbos is...the direct translation from Afrikaans is Fine bush...the word actiually comes from the Dutch word - fine leaved plants.
I was not sure which image to lead with, but decided on the fule view so you can see how spectacular our cape mountain ranges are, you can just make out the yellow flowers.
Fynbos is recognizable by the hard tough and leathery leaves and small leaved woody plants. Fynbos are also members of 7 plant species found nowhre else in the world. Fynbos includes proteas...
7,700 plant species are found in Fynbos, of these 70% are endemnic to the area, that is they are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are threatened by extinction. 26 species are already extinct.
The 470km2 of the cape Peninsular including Table mountain is home to 2256 different plant species - more than the whole of Great britian, an area 500X bigger. The 60km2 of table mountain alone supports 1470 species of Fynbos.
Enjoy your day, we have rain in Cape Town
|Camera:||Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||22 Sep 2013 - 10:46 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.3|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|