New species of fynbos discovered

2014-05-19 14:50
Psoralea vanberkelae. (File, New24)

Psoralea vanberkelae. (File, New24)

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Cape Town – A new species of fynbos has been discovered in one of Eden to Addo’s Corridors, near the Cape Garden route.

The discovery suggests that the plant my only exist in certain coastal parts near the Robberg Coastal Corridor.

The new fynbos is part of the Fabaceae family and has been named Psoralea vanberkelae.

South African fynbos largely makes up the tiniest floral kingdom in the world and is found in a rim along the country's southernmost reaches, never more than 200km from the sea.

The discovery of the species was confirmed by UK Professor Charles Stirton who is a research associate from the botany department at the University of Cape Town.
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