Latest Cape Floristic Region Stories
In a study published in the September issue of The American Naturalist, T. Jonathan Davies (Imperial College London) and colleagues use a phylogenetic tree of the iris family to show that lineages within the Cape have speciated at a faster rate than those found elsewhere, even in comparison to regions of similar Mediterranean climates.
The cape grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis) is native to the Western Cape area of South Africa. Its range stretches from Albany to the Cedarberg mountains. Its preferred habitat lies within the "Fynbos biome", or Cape Floristic Region, where it inhabits dense shrub lands. It will sometimes browse for food in orchards and vineyards and has been seen along the edges of urban sites in the Cape Peninsula. In southern Karoo, it has been spotted within reed beds and along riverbeds. The cape grysbok...
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