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#SouthAfrica's Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest of the world's floral kingdoms, but it's the most diverse. It has three times as many types of plants as the Amazon rainforest, with 70% of the species growing nowhere else on Earth.
Perhaps the most important type of plant here is fynbos, which plays a crucial role in water conservation in the Western Cape. The plant variety, which is made up of around 9,000 different species (including rooibos, commonly used for tea), has evolved to rely on regular brush fires to survive.
Click the link in our bio to learn more about fynbos and the Cape Floral Kingdom. #bbctravel 📷: Thomas Lewton