Definitions

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  • n. Vegetation unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom made up chiefly of proteaceae, restios and Ericaceae.

Etymologies

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From Afrikaans fynbos ("fynbos"), from Afrikaans fyn ("fine") and bos ("bush").

Examples

  • While such an animal may find it a lonely existence, the Steenbras Dam, which stretches along the Hottentots Holland mountain range for many kilometres, with its large pine forest plantations and fynbos is an ideal habitat.

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  • Buchu- An herb found in the fine flora called 'fynbos' in the Cape.

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  • The distinctive flora of the Cape Floral Region, comprising 80% of its floristic richness, is a sclerophyllous shrubland known as fynbos (fine bush), a fine-leaved vegetation adapted to both the Mediterranean type of climate and to periodic fires and defined by location or dominant species such as coastal, mountain or grassy or proteoid fynbos.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • While there is game on a few reserves in the Western Cape, the focus there is more on the local flora known as fynbos, said Liesl Brink, spokeswoman for Cape Nature.

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  • South Africa has limited its capacity to plant more vineyards because it wanted to preserve the unique Cape Floral Kingdom which consists of indigenous "fynbos" (shrubbery) as a critical ecosystem.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This area in South Africa holds a unique collection of hard-leaved and evergreen shrubs called 'fynbos' and is home to more than 8,000 plant species, around 70 per cent of which are endemic.

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  • A complex array of 'fynbos', white pepper, black olives and red berries.

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  • There are also hints of "fynbos", the natural vegetation on the farm.

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  • The hike leaves from Silvermine Reserve (entrance R15 per adult) and took us roughly 40 minutes to cover the walk through spiderwebs, fynbos and rockery.

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  • After his arrival in Cape Town, follow Monty on his tour of Grootbos private nature reserve in the Western Cape's fynbos heathland region, renowned for its unusual shrubs and trees.

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