Fynbos around waterpool
Fynbos around waterpool by Jean Naude, nature photographer.
Fynbos around waterpool (literally fine bush), known for its hard, tough and leathery-to-the-touch small leaves, is endemic to South Africa’s Western Cape.
It is an ancient type of vegetation that has developed over a period of about 60-million years.
Covering around 80% of the Cape Floral Kingdom – about 90 000km2 – fynbos is made up of four primary plant groups – proteas (large, broad-leafed shrubs), ericas (low-growing shrubs), restios (thin, reed-like plants) and geophytes (bulbs).