Plants to look out for on your
Table Mountain walk.
With over 2000 different plant species packed into the Cape Peninsula, (which is more species than are found in the whole of the British isles) the area is a choice destination for plant lovers from all over the world. The peninsula is part of the smallest plant kingdom in the world. The Fynbos plant kingdom.
The Ericas are the largest genus in this kingdom with over 600 different species being found in the area. They have distinct needle like leaves which are found in whorls around the stem usually in threes or fours. The petals are joined together to form a corolla tube which may be long and narrow or open and cup shaped.