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The effectiveness of active restoration following alien clearance in fynbos riparian zones and resilience of treatments to fire
In 1998, a restoration field trial was initiated in a catchment near Wellington (Western Cape, South Africa) to determine whether fynbos riparian scrub vegetation cleared of woody invasive alien trees require post-clearance ...
Description of reference conditions for restoration projects of riparian vegetation from the species-rich fynbos biome
When considering revegetation strategies for particular restoration projects, data on community composition and structure should, whenever possible, be obtained from reference sites. Revegetation is an important restoration ...
Pterygodium vermiferum (Coryciinae), a new, autonomously self-pollinating, oil-secreting orchid from the Western Cape of South Africa
Pterygodium vermiferum, a new orchid belonging to the subtribe Coryciinae, is described from the coastal region in the southwestern part of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. It is most similar to Pterygodium volucris ...
Evidence for induced pseudo-vivipary in Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invading a dry river, arid Karoo, South Africa
We report the development of rootless plantlets in inflorescences of Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invasive in the Gamka River in the Karoo National Park, South Africa. The pseudo-vivipary appeared to have been ...
Distribution, quantitative morphological variation and preliminary molecular analysis of different growth forms of wild rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) in the northern Cederberg and on the Bokkeveld Plateau
Aspalathus linearis (Fabaceae) is endemic to the Cape Floristic Region in the Western Cape and Northern Cape Provinces of South Africa. The reddish leaves and stems, primarily of one cultivar, are used to make a commercially ...
An unusual new species of Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) from the Knersvlakte, South Africa
Oxalis ericifolia differs from all other southern African Oxalis in having massive papillate protrusions on the adaxial leaflet epidermis, broadly swollen peduncular articulations, a wine-red androecium and an extremely ...