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Checklist of plant species of the coastal fynbos and rocky head­lands, south of George, South Africa

J. E. Victor, D. B. Hoare, R. A. Lubke
Bothalia | Vol 30, No 1 | a544 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v30i1.544 | © 2000 J. E. Victor, D. B. Hoare, R. A. Lubke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 September 2000 | Published: 03 February 2000

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J. E. Victor, Department of Botany. Rhodes University, South Africa
D. B. Hoare, National Botanical Institute., South Africa
R. A. Lubke,

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Abstract

A checklist of vascular plants and cryptograms was compiled for the fynbos and rocky headland communities of the coastal region south of George The area studied is a 12 km stretch of steep sandstone cliffs forming alternating bays and headlands situated between Glentana and Wilderness. The plant communities of the natural vegetation inhabiting the coastline are a mixture of coastal thicket, riparian thicket, fynbos and rocky headland types. The extent of natural vegetation has been reduced by the spread of agricultural land and urban development and is under further threat from the spread of naturalised alien invader species, particularly Acacia cyclops. The checklist records the occurrence of 271 taxa including 16 alien species (6% of taxa). Of the flowering plant species recorded, 6% were regional or local endemics.


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checklist; coastal fynbos; endemics; phytogeography; rocky headlands; South Africa; Western Cape

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