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Nitrogen dynamics in land cleared of alien vegetation (Acacia Saligna) and impacts on groundwater at Riverlands nature reserve (Western Cape, South Africa)
Woody invading alien plants, many of which are nitrogen-fixing legumes (Fabaceae family), are currently cleared in South African catchments to reduce water loss and preserve streamflow, and for the restoration of the ...
Satyrium situsanguinum (Orchidaceae): A new species from the Western Cape, South Africa
Satyrium situsanguinum is described as a new species from the Slanghoek Mountains of the southwestern part of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. It is recognised by the urceolate-campanulate cauline, leaf sheaths, ...
Mice pollinate the Pagoda Lily, Whiteheadia bifolia (Hyacinthaceae) - First field observations with photographic documentation of rodent pollination in South Africa
For the first time in South Africa nocturnal rodent pollination was observed and photographed under natural conditions. In the Northern Cederberg area of the Western Cape field studies and experiments showed that flowers ...
The effect of ploughing and augmenting natural vegetation with commercial fynbos species on the biodiversity of Overberg Sandstone fynbos on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa
In an attempt to reconcile wildflower cultivation with plant diversity conservation, we investigate the effect that different augmentation techniques (including ploughing and burning) have on the plant diversity of the ...
Managing the unseen: Langebaan road aquifer system
The effective management of groundwater resources is a critical aspect to ensure sustainability. The paper discusses the structures used to ensure effective monitoring at a local government level, and focuses specifcally ...
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 ...