Plants Of The Baviaanskloof (Paperback)

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Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the Eastern Cape lies a narrow valley, flanked by the Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountain ranges. Named after the chacma baboons that long ago made this 200-km-long kloof their home, the Baviaanskloof is part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.

It is a meeting point of several different ecosystems, with almost all of South Africa’s eight biomes represented, making for an exceptional diversity of species, including many endemics. Plants of the Baviaanskloof describes well over 1,000 plant species.

It includes:

  • Succinct descriptions of each plant species with full-colour photographs
  • Brief family and genus descriptions, and species counts for the area
  • An introduction covering the geology, climate and vegetation types of the region

Compiled over two decades, Plants of the Baviaanskloof is sure to become an enduring record of the diversity of plant life found here. The only botanical guide for this area, it is a must-have for botanists, gardeners, road-trippers, hikers, travellers and all who have a deep interest in plants.


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Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the Eastern Cape lies a narrow valley, flanked by the Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountain ranges. Named after the chacma baboons that long ago made this 200-km-long kloof their home, the Baviaanskloof is part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.

It is a meeting point of several different ecosystems, with almost all of South Africa’s eight biomes represented, making for an exceptional diversity of species, including many endemics. Plants of the Baviaanskloof describes well over 1,000 plant species.

It includes:

  • Succinct descriptions of each plant species with full-colour photographs
  • Brief family and genus descriptions, and species counts for the area
  • An introduction covering the geology, climate and vegetation types of the region

Compiled over two decades, Plants of the Baviaanskloof is sure to become an enduring record of the diversity of plant life found here. The only botanical guide for this area, it is a must-have for botanists, gardeners, road-trippers, hikers, travellers and all who have a deep interest in plants.

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This is simply an exceptional book. The maps, biomes, the geology, the photography, the anecdotal information about the Baviaans,….the logical layout. I’m no academic botanist, but love nature and so desperately want to know what I’m looking at. Every few months I visit this World Heritage site, and this book will be coming along. Thank you Douglas and Magriet. You have opened a whole new world to me.

Product Details

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Imprint

Struik Nature

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

February 2023

Availability

Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

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Dimensions

210 x 148 x 30mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

517

ISBN-13

978-1-77584-767-0

Barcode

9781775847670

Categories

LSN

1-77584-767-5



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