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Field Guide to Fynbos

Field Guide to Fynbos

Field Guide to Fynbos features 1150 species of Fynbos, focusing on the most common and conspicuous wild flowers of South Africa.
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Title: Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
Author: John Manning
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
2nd revised edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2019
ISBN 9781775845904 / ISBN 978-1-77584-590-4
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 488 pages, throughout colour photographs, English text

About: Field Guide to Fynbos

The southwestern Cape is home to one of the world's richest floras. From an estimated 7000 species of true fynbos, Field Guide to Fynbos describes more than 1150, focusing on the most common and conspicuous plants, with an emphasis on 'showy' flowers, or those that are most likely to be encountered. Each species, with its common names (where known), comparisons with similar species and notes on traditional uses, is accompanied by a vivid photograph, distribution map and an indication of its flowering season. Easy-to-use keys, specially designed for logical identification, point users to the appropriate family, genus and species. For the first time, non-botanists have a real chance of accurately identifying a significant proportion of the Cape's fynbos species, making this an indispensable guide for wild-flower enthusiasts at all levels, from the recreational flower-spotter to students of the Cape Flora of South Africa.

Content: Field Guide to Fynbos

Introduction
'The world of Fynbos
How to use this book
Where to begin
Finding the right group
Guide to family groups
Description of Fynbos families
Species of descriptions (Group 1-8)
Index
Illustrated glossary
Text glossary